The Committee for Ethnic Affairs advises the Montgomery County, MD County Executive and County Council on public policy that relates to ethnic affairs; promotes maximum involvement of all ethnic groups in the County in government, business and community affairs.

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Events to Recognize Black History Month

February is Black History Month! Montgomery County offers a wealth of events and attractions to celebrate African-American history and culture. Follow the link below to find a list of African-American History attractions:

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Useful links for resources in our county!

Interested in learning about the plentiful resources that Montgomery County, MD has to offer?
 Check out these links below to get more information about county services including vehicle, recreational, animal and several other issues specific to your needs!
311 is Montgomery County government’s new telephone number to find government programs and services.

CEA Monthly Meetings Update: January Meeting

The Committee for Ethnic Affairs (CEA) had their first meeting of the New Year on Thursday, January 6. 2011 in the Auditorium of the Executive Office Building, located at 101 Monroe Avenue, in Rockville Maryland.

The Committee for Ethnic Affairs meets on the first Thursday of every month to advise the County Executive and the County Council in matters of public policy relating to the County's diverse communities. By emphasizing the richness of the County's linguistic and cultural diversity, the Committee for Ethnic Affairs promotes interaction among the many groups that represent these communities

The Committee Chair, Enas Elhanafi, called the meeting to order at 7:00 pm and welcomed everyone, including two guests.  After approval of the December 2, 2010 meeting minutes a discussion about the Community Events Calendar followed.

The upcoming Martin Luther King – Day of Service was discussed.  Several events are scheduled to take place throughout Montgomery County over the holiday weekend of January 15 – 17, 2011.  Including a collection for Manna Food at several Giant Food stores throughout Montgomery County where several of the CEA members will be volunteering their time.

The upcoming Chinese New Year and Black History Month in February were also discussed briefly with more details to come.

Enas Elhanafi and Lisa Austin updated the group on the status of the County Executive Report and the upcoming meeting between CEA representatives and the County Executive, Mr. Ike Leggett.  This meeting will take place on Thursday evening, February 10, 2011 at 7:00 P.M. in the Executive Office Building (EOB) cafeteria.  This meeting is open to the public as are all of the meetings of the Committee for Ethnic Affairs.

The meeting was adjourned at 9:00 P.M.  The next meeting of the CEA will be Thursday, February 3, 2011 in the EOB starting at 7:00.

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Post contributed by Naomi Bloch

Saturday, January 8, 2011

Welcome to the Committee for Ethnic Affairs Blog

Greetings, community members; welcome to the CEA blog!

Please visit often to learn more about Montgomery County and our work on the Committee for Ethnic Affairs, CEA. We welcome your input and recommendations to help us in serving you and achieving the vision and mission of the CEA.
The Committee meets from 7:00pm-8:30pm on the first Thursday day of the month at the Executive Building, 101 Monroe Street in Rockville.
We look forward to seeing you at any of our monthly meetings!

Enas Elhanafi
Enas Elhanafi
Chair, Committee for Ethnic Affairs
Montgomery County, Maryland