Immigrant Affairs Commission



Meeting will take place on Thursday, 11/16/202 at 5:00 pm at Winchester Hall 2nd Floor Winchester Room. Meeting Agenda has been posted. 

Commission's Purpose

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.

Mission Statement

The Frederick County Immigrant Affairs Commission serves in an advisory capacity to County government as a means to advocate for immigrant voices to be heard and understood while acknowledging issues of importance to all immigrants and co-creating solutions to facilitate civic engagement and equitable access to all County resources.

Vision Statement

The Frederick County Immigrant Affairs Commission envisions an empowered and engaged immigrant community that is equipped with the knowledge, skills and resources needed to reach its full potential and continue to contribute to the rich cultural diversity in Frederick County.

Meeting Date

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. 

Public Input

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 portal or 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.

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