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Release ID:  19-031
Media Contact: Gochrach, Beth 240-777-2528
For Immediate Release: 4/22/2019
Application Deadline: 5/13/2019
Elrich Seeks Applicants for Remembrance and Reconciliation Commission

County Executive Marc Elrich is seeking applicants to fill 10 public vacancies on the newly established Remembrance and Reconciliation Commission.


The 19-member Commission, to be comprised of community leaders, has been established to bring the community together and promote understanding of County history. Public members will be appointed by the County Executive, after consulting with the Office of Human Rights, subject to confirmation by the County Council. The Commission must also have nine ex officio members from the following organizations: Montgomery County Human Rights Commission, Rockville Human Rights Commission, Lincoln Park Historical Foundation, Maryland National Capital Park & Planning Commission, Maryland Lynching Memorial Project, Arts and Humanities Commission of Montgomery County, Montgomery College, Montgomery County Public Schools, and the Montgomery County Historical Society. The Commission will work with the national Equal Justice Initiative (EJI) and other stakeholders to claim and install the County’s monument commemorating the three locations in the County where lynchings have been documented. The Commission will create and install historical markers, and collect and display soil from each of the locations, and will also design programs to advance the dialogue that the monument, historical markers, and soil should foster.


Members will serve for the duration of the Commission, without compensation, but will be eligible for reimbursement for travel and dependent care for meetings attended. Meeting dates, times and locations will be determined.


Applicants of diverse backgrounds, professions, gender, geography, disability and ethnicity are encouraged to apply. Members of County boards, committees and commissions may not serve on more than one such group at a time. Members must complete training on the Maryland Open Meetings Act and basic parliamentary procedure. Elrich’s appointments are subject to confirmation by the County Council. Applications of those selected for appointment are made public as part of the confirmation process. The deadline for application is May 13, 2019. To apply please click “Apply” below.


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