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Ellen Reckhow, American county commissioner. Recipient Impact 100 Leadership survey award, Business Leader magazine, North Carolina, 1996.


Reckhow, Ellen was born on February 19, 1951 in Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States. Daughter of Hyman and Claire Hayes (Rice) Waldman.


Bachelor, Boston University, 1972. Master in City Planning, Harvard University, 1974.


Planner City of Newton, Massachusetts, 1974-1977. Senior planner City of Lansing, Michigan, 1977-1980. County commander Durham (North Carolina) County, since 1988.


Chairman Partnership for Children, Durham, 1998-1900, Triangle Transit Authority Board, Research Triangle Park, North Carolina, since 1997, Middle-School-After-School steering committee chair, Durham, 1992-1999. Chairman Triangle J. Council of Governments, Durham, 2000-2001. Board directors Durham Child Care Council, since 1995.

Member Durham Open Space and Trails Commission, since 1994. Member American Planning Association.


  • Other Interests

    Hiking, swimming, gardening, needlepoint.


Married Kenneth Howland Reckhow, June 21, 1975. Children: Sarah Elizabeth, Michael Waldman.