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Governor’s Commission on African Affairs

Applying for an Ethnic Commission Seat  LINK

GOCI’s Administrative Director
Antwan Brown, DSW

Commission Members

Chukwunonso “Vincent” Iweanoge
(Nigerian, Prince George’s County)

Vice Chair:

Dr. Alemseged Abbay (Ethiopian, Allegany County)
Tope Adeyoju
(Nigerian, Baltimore County)
Adebowale “Shola” Ajayi
(Nigerian, Anne Arundel County)
Adedana Ashebir
(Ethiopian, Montgomery County)
Njukang Asong
(Cameroonian, Prince George’s County)
Dr. Anyinke Atabong
(Cameroonian, Anne Arundel County)
Fatmata Barrie
(Sierra Leonean, Montgomery County)
Ian Campbell
(African American, Prince George’s County)
Dr. Sylvia Dasi
(Cameroonian, Prince George’s County)
Amsale Geletu
(Ethiopian, Baltimore County)
J. Wyndal Gordon
(Ghanaian-Kenyan, Prince George’s County)
Dr. Jasmine Blanks Jones
(African American, Harford County)
Dr. Terry V. Jones
(African American, Charles County)
Dr. Natalie McCabe
(African American, Baltimore City)
Nehdia Mumuni
(Ghanaian, Carroll County)
Yodit Negede
(Ethiopian, N/A)
Maroufath Ogoussan
(Togolese, Montgomery County)
Dr. James Saku
(Nigerian, Allegany County)
Tricia Umeh
(Nigerian, Montgomery County)
Maureen Wambui
(Kenyan, Baltimore County)

2024 Public Commission Meetings
Governor’s Commission on African Affairs ( Held on Mondays via Zoom from 6 p.m. – 8 p.m.)

February 12, 2024 – SPS Meeting   Agenda   Video
March 11, 2024   Agenda   Video
June 10, 2024   Agenda   Video
July 29, 2024
September 9, 2024
November 18, 2024

2024 Events & Programs

February 2024 – African Heritage Month Celebration

2023 Public Commission Meetings
Governor’s Commission on African Affairs ( Held on Mondays via Zoom from 6 p.m. – 8 p.m.)

March 6, 2023 – Postponed-No Quorum   Agenda
March 13, 2023  Agenda   Video
June 12, 2023   Agenda   Video
September 18, 2023   Agenda    Video   POSTPONED
December 11, 2023   Agenda   Video   TBD

2023 Events & Programs

September 9, 2023 (12:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.) – African Heritage Festival   FLYER
September 23rd & 24th, 2023 (9:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.) – The African Heritage Soccer Tournament & Cultural Festival   FLYER

Commission Documents
Executive Order
2018 Annual Report
2013 Annual Report

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