Commission for Women - Commissioners - Miriam Swydan Erickson


Miriam Swydan Erickson, Providence District

Miriam Swydan Erickson

Miriam Swydan Erickson is proud to be Supervisor Linda Q. Smyth's Providence District appointee to the Commission for Women. She has been a resident of the Providence District since 2005. Ms. Erickson is an attorney with 30 years of experience in the fields of energy and environmental law. She is a leader of Girl Scout Troop 930 of Oakton, VA. She began her career at the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, continued as Senior Counsel and Director at the American Gas Association, then served as Majority Counsel for the U.S. House of Representatives for the Committee on Energy and Commerce.

Ms. Erickson is a member of the Women's Council on Energy and the Environment, Women in Government Relations, the Capital Speakers Club, Welcome to Washington, the Junior League of Washington, and the Washington Club. Ms. Erickson is active in the public schools-representing her children's elementary school in the effort to retain the instruction of foreign languages in elementary schools and is the Providence representative on Fairfax County School Board Committees for facilities and family life education. She also teaches Grace Art in the schools and is a judge for the local and regional PTA annual competition, "Reflections." Ms. Erickson is a watercolorist and is a member of the Vienna Arts Society. She is also a member of the Moms of Oakton and the Miller Heights Young Families Club.

Ms. Erickson received her B.A. in Psychology from the University of California at Berkeley, studied in the Master's program for City Planning at the University of Pennsylvania, and received her J.D. from Georgetown University Law Center. Providence District residents should feel free to contact Ms. Erickson if they have any issues or concerns that they would like addressed by the Commission.


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