Message from the Governor
On June 6, 2012, I signed an executive order to establish the Governor's Commission on Caribbean Affairs to effectively address the concerns of the Caribbean community in Maryland. I would like to acknowledge the assistance of Delegate Shirley Nathan-Pulliam and the Lieutenant Governor (removed comma) Anthony Brown, for their advice and support on this Commission. The Caribbean Commission will join six other cultural and ethnic Commissions housed in the Governor's Office of Community Initiatives: African, Native American, Hispanic, Asian Pacific American, Middle Eastern and African American History and Culture. It will advise and keep me abreast of issues affecting the community including, health, business, employment, education and many other areas.
Diversity is one of Maryland's greatest strengths. For this reason I believe it is important to recognize the Caribbean community which plays a vital role in moving the State forward. By identifying and addressing issues in the Caribbean community, I am confident that this Commission will help strengthen and grow our One Maryland.
As we continue to make steady progress in our great state, I will rely on the newly formed Governor's Commission on Caribbean Affairs to help expand opportunities for our growing Caribbean community.
- 2011: Maryland Commission on Indian Affairs
- 2011: Maryland Commission on African American History and Culture
- 2011: Governor's Commission on African Affairs (Executive Summary)
- 2011: Governor's Commission on Asian Pacific American Affairs
- 2011: Governor's Commission on Middle Eastern Affairs (Executive Summary)
- 2011: Governor's Commission on Hispanic Affairs (Executive Summary)