Megan J. MacLennan Cook was born and raised in Massena, New York, the youngest of four girls. After graduating from high school she attended the University of Rochester where she graduated with a degree in Biology. After college she worked in the department of Pediatric Cardiology studying embryonic cardiac development, and co-wrote many abstracts and papers on her research. Once her husband Landy completed medical school they moved to Burlington, Vermont to continue their education. Megan received her Master’s degree in Biomedical Engineering from the University of Vermont, while her husband completed his Pediatric residency. The couple then moved to Taos, New Mexico (for the adventure and to ski) where she worked at the Taos Orthopedic Institute assisting the sports medicine fellows in their research. In the fall of 2003 the family moved to Easton to be closer to family.
Since arriving in Easton their family has grown and Megan has devoted her time to her family and the community. She’s served on numerous boards including the East End Neighborhood Association, Historic Easton, the Avalon Foundation, Junior Achievement of Talbot County, and the Parent's Associations at both Easton Elementary and The Country School. She co-chaired the community built playground project at Idlewild Park known as Project Idlewild, was the Project Manager for Play in Color, and is the co-founder of CarePacks of Talbot County,
Currently, she is the Finance Chair for the Neighborhood Service Center Board, Secretary for The Gunston School Board of Trustees, Assistant Coach of the The Gunston School's Boys and Girls Tennis teams and Co-Coordinator for Meals on Wheels and Director of Personal Services for the Easton Rotary Club. She also works at the Y on Washington as the Tennis League Director.
In 2009 Megan was elected to represent the 4th Ward on the Easton Town Council, a position she proudly held for 11 years before running to fill the Council President position in 2020 vacated upon the death of the honorable John Ford.
Megan was elected Mayor in May of 2023.
Megan and her husband Landy live on South Aurora Street with their three children.