The Maryland County Officials Diversity Caucus (Diversity Caucus) held its annual reception at the Winter MACo Conference.
The topic of the evening was the importance of the 2020 census and accurately counting hard to reach populations. Prince George’s Council Member Deni Taveras talked to attendees about how inaccurate counts — under or over — can have significant impacts on funding and investments of county programs for the next decade. She also discussed the steps being taken to connect with hard to reach populations to ensure an accurate count.
The Diversity Caucus provides an organizational structure for county elected officials of minority descent to empower, represent, and respond to issues affecting the most vulnerable communities and constituencies; to promote legislation and policies beneficial to the people they represent; and to serve as a central point for information and participation within the Maryland Association of Counties.
The mission of the Diversity Caucus is to foster current and future leaders from within the community of elected officials of minority descent in Maryland county government and to provide resources and support for Diversity Caucus members and those who share its goals.
The reception was held on Thursday, December 5, 2019 and sponsored by Comcast (Platinum), G.S. Proctor (Silver), and MGM Resorts (Bronze).
The 2019 MACo Winter Conference, “Building for the Future,” was held on December 4-6, 2019, at the Hyatt Regency Chesapeake Bay Hotel in Cambridge, Maryland.