MARYLAND SEMIQUINCENTENNIAL COMMISSION

Nina J. Easton, Chair (chosen by Governor)


[photo, 301 West Preston St., Baltimore, Maryland] Appointed by Governor: Lindsey M. Baker; Jack E. Broderick; Kris A. Hoellen; Isiah (Ike) Leggett; Reggie J. Turner.

Appointed by Senate President: two vacancies

Appointed by House Speaker: two vacancies

Appointed by Chief Judge, Court of Appeals: one vacancy

301 West Preston St., Baltimore, Maryland, October 2019. Photo by Diane F. Evartt.


Ex officio: John C. Wobensmith, Secretary of State; David R. Brinkley, Secretary of Budget & Management; Kelly M. Schulz, Secretary of Commerce; Ellington E. Churchill, Jr., Secretary of General Services; Jeannie Haddaway-Riccio, Secretary of Natural Resources; Robert S. McCord, Esq., Secretary of Planning; George W. Owings III, Secretary of Veterans Affairs; Mohammed Choudhury, State Superintendent of Schools; Steven J. McAdams, Executive Director, Governor's Office of Community Initiatives; Elaine Rice Bachmann, State Archivist; Elizabeth A. Hughes, State Historic Preservation Officer; Rev. Tamara England Wilson, D.Min., Chair, Commission on African-American History & Culture; Lisa A. Savoy, Chair, Commission on Indian Affairs; Yun Jung Yang, Esq., Chair, Maryland Commission for Women; Michael Sanderson, Executive Director, Maryland Association of Counties; Scott A. Hancock, Executive Director, Maryland Municipal League.

Staff:

c/o Department of Planning
301 West Preston St., Baltimore, MD 21201 - 2365
(410) 767-4500


Action Plan to Governor & General Assembly due Dec. 31, 2021 (Executive Order 01.01.2021.03).

Annual Report to Governor & General Assembly due Dec. 31 (Executive Order 01.01.2021.03).


In January 2021, the Governor created the Maryland Semiquincentennial Commission to plan Maryland's celebration of the 250th anniversary of the founding of the U.S. which will occur July 4, 2026 (Executive Order 01.01.2021.03).

The Commission is charged with coordinating its plans with the U.S. Semiquincentennial Commission, and other such commissions in other states or counties, as well as private organizations. For Maryland, the Commission will develop and carry out various educational, commemorative and celebratory events.

Authorization for the Commission ends December 31, 2027.

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