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Your Success is Maryland’s Success

Maryland was recently named the 7th best state to live in the nation. The state’s score in health care and opportunity was also high. Maryland is the 5th most innovative and 2nd most educated state in the United States. How can Maryland accomplish this success? Where do these incredible numbers come from?

We believe that under Governor Hogan’s bipartisan and transparent leadership, we are changing Maryland for the better. However, we could not do it without you. It’s through the contributions from you – our Marylanders – that we are able to make a difference in our communities.

Communities First

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 state leadership, connect us with a diversity of Marylanders, and alert us about real-time needs of communities across MarylandOver 100 commissioners represent more than 40% of the total population in Maryland and have the unique ability to engage with the 18% of Marylanders who are multilingual. One way the commissioners engage our more than 2.7 million Marylanders of diverse communities, is by sharing resources available across Maryland. Through the “GO SEE” Initiative (Go, Serve, and Educate Ethnic communities), the commissioners connect citizens with the many statewide resources offered by the Hogan administration. 

Thank You, Marylanders

These are just a few examples of the commissioners who are changing Maryland for the better. Thank you, Marylanders, for working hard to have thriving businesses which help to boost our local economy, creating nonprofit organizations which change lives, pursuing an education that will ultimately contribute to our communities, and for seeing Maryland as a great place to settle down and achieve your dream. Your success is Maryland’s success. Your story is Maryland’s story. 

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