Multicultural Affairs Committee

The City of Gaithersburg’s Multicultural Affairs Committee was formed in 1989 to keep the Mayor and City Council informed of the needs and concerns of the diverse communities within the City. The Committee’s mission is “to continue to enrich our City through the promotion of understanding, respect, and appreciation of the many cultures of Gaithersburg.” While cultural and ethnic diversity affects people in many aspects of their lives, the Committee hopes to heighten awareness of cultural similarities and differences in order to improve interactions between and among members of the communities. The Committee also hopes to increase understanding of the needs of the various communities in order to provide the best possible services. The Committee welcomes suggestions for way to reach into our community. Please consider sharing your ideas and being part of the committee.

Activities in which the Committee currently participates:

  1. Dr. Martin Luther King Day Celebration and school essay contest

  2. Labor Day Parade Judge

  3. Cultural and Heritage Celebrations:

    • February - African American History Month
    • April - Arab American Heritage Month
    • May - Asian Pacific History Month
    • October - Hispanic Heritage Month
    • November - Native American Heritage Month

Meetings: 2nd Wednesday of the month, except July and December; 7:30 p.m., Activity Center at Bohrer Park If meetings fall on a holiday, it will be rescheduled for an alternate Wednesday. Possible other locations. Please check in advance of meeting.

Chair: Samira Hussein

Number of Positions: 7

Establishing Legislation: Resolution No. R-49-89, Resolution No. R-38-95 (Renaming from Ethnic Affairs)