Rona E. Kramer was sworn in as Secretary of the Maryland Department of Aging on March 13, 2015, after being nominated by Governor Larry Hogan. During her time as Secretary, she has focused on establishing Maryland as an attractive location for older adults through vibrant communities and supportive services that offer residents the opportunity to live healthy and meaningful lives.
Secretary Kramer is a lifelong resident of Montgomery County, Maryland. She is a graduate of the University of Maryland, College Park and the University of Baltimore School of Law. Secretary Kramer comes from a long career in politics as well as in commercial real estate development and management.
In November 2002, she was elected to the Maryland Senate, representing Montgomery County, and served for eight years. She served on the Budget and Taxation Committee during her entire tenure, which included serving on the Capital Budget subcommittee and Pensions subcommittee. During her tenure, she was a committed advocate for seniors. She was a lead sponsor for bills establishing the Silver Alert Program, reverse mortgage protection for seniors, and protection of seniors from financial exploitation through the use of undue influence.
As Secretary of the Department of Aging, she leads the Department’s efforts in protecting the rights and quality of life of our elder residents, most importantly to provide the services necessary to allow them to age at home and in their community. Her mantra for the older adults in our communities is to Live Well and Age Well.
For more information on the Office of the Secretary, please see the Maryland Manual On-Line.
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