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Diversity, Inclusion and Equity Community Advisory Council

The Diversity, Inclusion and Equity Community Advisory Council advocates for, engages in and responds to issues, concerns and needs of County residents as it relates to diversity, inclusion and equity. The Community Council’s responsibilities include:

  • Providing advisement to, and working collaboratively with, the Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer on specific community diversity, inclusion and equity issues, to include:
    • Community education and awareness
    • Equitable access to government opportunities, resources and services
    • Public policy analysis and impacts
    • Public accommodations
    • Other relevant topics
  • Assisting in the planning of community initiatives and events designed to foster a culture that acknowledges, advances and celebrates diversity, inclusion and equity countywide


The Community Council consists of at least seven and not more than 14 voting members. Each County Council member appoints one representative from their respective districts. The County Executive can appoint up to seven additional members, serving at-large. The Chair of the Community Council is elected to a one-year term by the voting membership. The Chair has one vote, equal to that of each voting member of the Community Council. The Community Council seeks to maintain diversity of:

  • Race
  • Ethnicity
  • Gender
  • Sexual orientation and identity
  • National origin
  • Religion
  • Physical and mental ability
  • Other relevant classifications

Apply for a vacancy online.

NameDate AppointedCurrent Term ExpiresAppointed By
Richard Adams7/7/202012/31/2021Council District 5
Sharlene A. Allen-Milton2/9/20212/1/2023Council District 1
Alejandra Ivanovich3/13/202012/31/2021County  Executive At Large
Samay Kindra3/13/202012/31/2021County  Executive At Large
Cynthia Leppert3/13/202012/31/2021County  Executive At Large
Dr. Colleen Quinn7/7/202012/31/2020Council  District 2
Erin Rook3/17/202012/31/2020County  Executive At Large
Annie Torres11/12/2020 County  Executive At Large
Roopesh Vijayan3/13/202012/31/2021County  Executive At Large
Eric Washington3/13/202012/31/2020County  Executive At Large


The Community Council meets at the request of the Chair as frequently as required to perform its duties, but not less than quarterly.


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The meeting documents are PDFs that open in a new window.

DateLocationMeeting Documents
July 16, 6 p.m.Virtual Meeting
September 3, 6 p.m.Virtual Meeting
October 1, 6 p.m.Virtual Meeting
November 12, 6 p.m.Virtual Meeting
December 17, 6 p.m.Virtual Meeting

Contact Information

For questions or more information about the Community Council, email

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Office of the County Executive

400 Washington Avenue
Mezzanine Level
Towson, Maryland 21204


Monday through Friday
9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.


County Executive

John A. Olszewski, Jr.

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