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Ethnic Commissions

The Governor’s Office of Community Initiatives (GOCI) engages Maryland communities through the governor’s seven ethnic and cultural commissions to deliver the voices of Marylanders to connect the administration with Marylanders, and alert the administration about real-time needs of communities in Maryland.

Applying for an Ethnic Commission Seat  LINK


Governor’s Commission on African Affairs
Governor’s Commission on Asian Pacific American Affairs
Governor’s Commission on Caribbean Affairs
Governor’s Commission on Hispanic Affairs
Governor’s Commission on Middle Eastern American Affairs
Governor’s Commission on South Asian American Affairs
Maryland Commission on Indian Affairs

Click each commission’s page to read and download annual reports.

Public Meetings

If you would like to attend public meetings of the commissions, visit the commission page above, visit the events calendar, or contact

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