Being a born and raised native of Cambridge and a graduate of Cambridge High School, Victoria Jackson-Stanley is the first African American female elected as Mayor of Cambridge. She is the recipient of the 2015 William Donald Schaefer Award from the Comptroller of Maryland and numerous citations, recognitions, and awards.
She graduated from Salisbury State College, with a Bachelor of Social Work degree. Victoria has a Masters of Social Work degree from Howard University School of Social Work. She retired after more than 40 years with the State of Maryland where she spent her career working with various Departments of Social Services on the Eastern Shore.
It is her belief that civic involvement is the key to a community's success. She is a current or former member of the following organizations: Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc., Chesapeake Bay Girl Scouts, Dorchester County Democratic Club, Maryland Democratic Party-Vice Chair, Maryland Municipal League Legislative Co-Chair, Maryland Mayors Association President, and the NAACP.
The Mayor chairs Municipal Utilities Commission and the Police Board. She regularly attends her Youth Leadership Advisory Committee as well as the Joint City / County Coordinating Committee meetings.
Waugh Chapel United Methodist Church is where she actively serves her Lord & Savior, with roles as a Sunday School Superintendent, President of the Gospel Choir, and Communion Steward.
The Mayor is a married with one daughter and a grandson.