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Diversity & Inclusion Committee

The mission of the Diversity and Inclusion Committee is to advise the Board of County Commissioners of Washington County, Maryland on public policy relating to ethnic affairs, promote the involvement of all ethnic groups in business and community affairs, and advocate services and programs relating to the quality of life for all residents.

Meeting Minutes

Regular Meetings

  • 2nd Monday of every month
  • 5:30 PM
  • 100 West Washington St, 2nd Floor, Suite 2001, Hagerstown, MD 21740


Term Expiration
Arthur Hicks, Chair
Term expires August 31, 2021
ZSun-nee Miller-Matema, Vice-Chair
Term expires August 31, 2021
Precious McDonald
Term expires August 31, 2020
Carlos Mellott
Term expires August 31, 2019
Carlos Reyes
Term expires August 31, 2020
Maria Wentzel
Term expires August 31, 2020

Each individual member must demonstrate an interest in cultural and community outreach, to include political and economical empowerment in Washington County.

Ex-Officio Members

Wayne K. Keefer
County Commissioner
Emily Keller
City of Hagerstown Councilmember
Melissa Williams
Board of Education

Duties Include (but not limited to):

  • To undertake the task of gathering and disseminating information from and about the growing diverse ethnic population of Washington County, Maryland;

  • Foster a climate of mutual respect among different ethnic groups and peoples in the County by improving communication between the diverse groups and communities;

  • Bridge the cultural diversity of all ethnic groups in the County;

  • Offer input to the Commissioners relating to County and community issues by encouraging the discussion of differing viewpoints to promote an understanding in a multicultural environment;

  • Advise the Commissioners on how County government can be more inclusive of the diverse community in which we live by providing guidance on issues such as employment, employee relations and citizen participation in government processes;

  • Coordinate and promote ethnic festivals to add to the quality of excellence the community enjoys through public performances; and,

  • Annually nominate and select person(s) and organizations for the “Attitudes for America Award”.

County Clerk

100 West Washington Street
Hagerstown, MD 21740
Room 1101

Telephone:  240-313-2204
FAX:  240-313-2201

The office is open from 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday – Friday