Appointed by Senate President: Adelaide C. Eckardt
Appointed by House Speaker: Geraldine Valentino-Smith
Appointed by Senate Minority Leader: Johnny Ray Salling
Appointed by House Minority Leader: Richard W. Metzgar
Appointed by Maryland Association of Community Colleges: Alison E. Buckley
Department of Human Services, 311 West Saratoga St., Baltimore, Maryland, January 2002. Photo by Diane F. Evartt.
Appointed by Maryland Association of Social Services Directors: Gloria Brown Burnett
Ex officio: Sylvia A. Lawson, Ph.D., designee of State Superintendent of Schools; Courtney G. Lewis, designee of Secretary of Health; Stuart Campbell, designee of Secretary of Housing & Community Development; Lourdes R. Padilla, Secretary of Human Services; Richard J. Reinhardt II, J.D., designee of Secretary of Labor, Licensing, & Regulation; Jaclin R. Wagner Wiggins, Acting Executive Director, Governor's Office for Children.
Staff: La Sherra Ayala
c/o Office of Secretary, Department of Human Services
311 West Saratoga St., Baltimore, MD 21201 - 3521
(410) 238-1285; 1-800-332-6347 (toll free); 1-800-732-7850 (toll free, in Spanish)
fax: (410) 333-0392; tty: 1-800-925-4434 (toll free)
In March 2017, the Two-Generation Family Economic Security Commission was formed by the Governor (Executive Order 01.01.2017.03).
To mitigate multigenerational poverty in Maryland, the Commission is charged with identifying what current State services and policies can be utilized in a multigenerational approach that addresses the needs of both parents and children in low-income families. Further, the Commission will pinpoint program and service gaps, and any inconsistencies in federal, State and local policies. Best practices currently in use are to be identified, tested, and recommended. Government agencies, private foundations, community action partnerships and welfare advocacy organizations with direct experience in the multigenerational approach are to be consulted by the Commission. Finally, the Commission may establish up to four pilot programs in areas with high percentages of children in multigenerational poverty.
Authorization for the Commission ends December 31, 2018.
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