The Commission acts as an advisory body that serves as a means for immigrant voices to be heard and understood, facilitates civic engagement among immigrants, and recognizes and legitimizes issues of importance to immigrants arriving and living in Frederick County.
The Commission shall meet with the frequency it determines necessary to perform its functions, but there shall be no less than six meetings annually.
The Commission was established by Bill No. 20-18 enacted by the Frederick County Council on February 2, 2021, and became effective on April 3, 2021.
Procedure for Appointment
The County Executive appoints the Commission members, with confirmation by the County Council. Voting members serve three-year staggered terms; student member serves a one-year term.
To view upcoming or past meetings, please visit the Public Portal. Public comments for the Immigrant Affairs Commission meetings will be accepted on the public portalor by calling toll-free 855-925-2801, enter meeting code 4116 to listen to the meeting. To give public comment press *3 during that portion of the meeting.
Agendas & Minutes
Agendas are available prior to the meetings. Minutes are available following approval.