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ment, the Commissioners appoint the Director
(Code 1957, Art. 83B,secs. 5-301 through 5-306).
The Commission also includes an Advisory Com-

Tuan Quoc Pham, Chairperson, 1991

Appointed by Governor with Senate advice & consent:
Mohyee E. Eldefrawi, Ph.D., 1991; Hiroshi
Nakazawa, M.D., 1991; Eva Slezak, 1991; Sol del
Ande Baton, 1992; Mary Louise Jones, 1992;
Sister Annella Martin, 1992; Pete N. Nickolas,
D.D.S., 1992; Joseph A. Trevino, 1992; Paul
Fenchak, 1993; Lea Kiik, 1993; Jazmin A.
Manlapaz, 1993; Sheila Rao, 1993; Judith C. Toth,
1993; one vacancy.

Martin Ford, Ph.D., Director

100 Community Place
Crownsville, MD 21032 514-7600

The Maryland Ethnic Heritage Commission
began as the Commission on Ethnic Affairs, created
by Executive Order in 1977. It received its present
name in 1984 when it was established within the
Department of Economic and Community
Development (Chapter 116, Acts of 1984). In
1987, the Commission became part of the Depart-
ment of Housing and Community Development
(Chapter 311, Acts of 1987).

The Commission advises the Governor on State
programs and activities relating to Maryland's eth-
nic heritage. The Commission sponsors and
promotes cultural and educational programs; pub-
lishes a newsletter and a directory; and serves as a
clearinghouse for the State's ethnic communities, as
well as for county State and federal entities. It
recommends and encourages the commemoration
of historical events, such as the building of the
Statue of Liberty, the 1990 Census, and the Bicen-
tennial of the U.S. Constitution; the official recog-
nition of ethnic achievements; and research and
preservation of the traditions of Maryland's ethnic

The Commission promotes understanding
among ethnic groups and between ethnic groups
and the community at large. It provides technical
assistance and programs to over 300 ethnic or-
ganizations in Maryland and serves as liaison be-
tween those organizations and State government.

Wth Senate advice and consent, the Governor
appoints the Commission's fifteen members to
three-year terms. The Commission appoints the
Director with the approval of the Secretary of
Housing and Community Development (Code
1957, Art. 83B, sees. 5-501 through 5-509).

Kevin Harley, Chairperson, 1992

Appointed by Governor with Senate advice & consent:
Paul B. Cissna, Ph.D., 1991; Barry McCray
Richardson, 1991; Rebecca Seib, 1991; Carol D.
Jones, 1992; Joseph L. Strickel, 1992; Sewell
Edward Fitzhugh, 1993; Terrence P. Lowe, Ph.D.,
1993; Mervin A. Savoy, 1993.

Patricia L. King, Director

100 Community Place
Crownsville, MD 21032 514-7600

The Commission originated in 1974 as part of
the Commission on Afro-American and Indian His-
tory and Culture. It became a separate agency
within the Department of Economic and Com-
munity Development in 1976 (Chapter 148, Acts
of 1976). In 1987, the Commission on Indian
Affairs was made part of the Department of Hous-
ing and Community Development (Chapter 311,
Aces of 1987).
The Commission coordinates programs and
projects to further the cultural, educational,
economic and social development of Maryland's
diverse Indian communities. The Commission also
works to increase public awareness and appreciation
of the rich contributions that Indians have made to
life in the State.
The Commission consists of nine members, a
majority of whom must be members of the Native
American Indian communities of Maryland. Ap-
pointed by the Governor with Senate advice and
consent, members serve three-year terms. They
must have knowledge of Indian culture and history,
and the problems of Indian communities. Subject
to the approval of the Secretary of Housing and
Community Development, the Commission ap-
points the Director (Code 1957, Arc. 83B, sees.
5-401 through 5-405).

Vacancy, Chief

100 Community Place
Crownsville, MD 21032 514-7600

Formed in 1989, the Office of Museum Services
is responsible for the Historical and Cultural
Museum Assistance Program. The Office provides
financial and technical assistance to local jurisdic-
tions and private, nonprofit organizations for
museums (Code 1957, Art. 83B, sees. 5-701
through 5-705).
The Office also provides administrative over-
sight and coordination for the Division's three
museum properties: Banneker/Douglass Museum
of Afro-American Life and History, Jefferson Pat-
terson Historical Park and Museum, and Historic
St. Mary's City.


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