This meeting took place at the Rockville Memorial Library, located at 21 Maryland Avenue in downtown Rockville from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. http://www.montgomerycountymd.gov/apps/libraries/branchinfo/ro.asp
The legislation for the "Days of Commemoration" was sponsored by Councilmember Leventhal and passed on March 28, 2006 (Bill No. 1-06: Special Days of Commemoration) and signed into law on July 7, 2006.
The special law designates certain days of commemoration relating to religious, ethnic and cultural heritage of County residents.
A conversation took place between those in attendance about if any adjustments should be made to this law. If better public education was needed or if there might be interest in adding additional days to the County’s current list of days of commemoration.
The CEA advises the County Executive and the County Council on public policy that relates to ethnic affairs and promotes involvement of all ethnic groups in County government as well as other County services and programs.
For more information on the Committee for Ethnic Affairs and the Days of Commemoration:
http://www.montgomerycountymd.gov/cpstmpl.asp?url=/content/EXEC/partnerships/resources/meetings/CEA/index.aspPost Contributed by Naomi Bloch