Executive Summary

The Latest News from County Executive Jan Gardner

Join Us for a Virtual Town Hall on Monday, July 6th

People of all ages, races, and backgrounds are energized for positive change. Together we are united in a desire to ensure a fair and just community for everyone. Sadly, recent hate-filled graffiti and counter-protesters at a unity rally show there is a need for a broad conversation.

To start the conversation, I am hosting a virtual town hall on Monday, July 6. From 6 to 8 p.m., a panel of community leaders will review a broad range of topics, such as disparities in health, education, jobs and economics, provide a foundation of information and what the people of Frederick County can do to realize change.

Special Announcement: Racial Equity Town Hall

Joining me will be Frederick County Public Schools Executive Director of Accelerating Achievement and Equity Dr. Keith Harris; Frederick County Economic Development Executive Director Helen Propheter; Frederick County Health Officer Dr. Barbara Brookmyer; Frederick County Human Relations Commission Chair Mari Lee; and March for Justice Organizers Akiyyah Billups and Alijah Gee.

Everyone is invited to join the discussion. We will take questions following each panelist's comments.

As a nation, we stand at a crossroad in history. I join others in our community and around our nation who call for change. We must end systemic racism and ensure the promise of the United States of America – justice and equality for all.

Be a Part of the Conversation in Frederick County

My July 6 virtual town hall on racial equity will be broadcast live on FCG TV and web streamed at www.FrederickCountyMD.gov/Racial-Equity from 6-8 p.m. Comments and questions can be submitted on the website in advance. People also can listen to and participate by calling 1-855-925-2801 and entering code 9464.

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