The County Executive must appoint members to the Committee on Hate/Violence, subject to confirmation by the County Council. The Committee consists of 15 voting members and six ex-officio, non-voting members. Each voting member must reside in the County. The voting members must broadly reflect the geographic, economic, and social diversity of the County. At least nine voting members should be identified with ethnic or other groups frequently subjected to acts of hate/violence in the County. At least two voting members should be parents of school-age children. At least one voting member should be identified with the County business community. The County Council, Office of the County Executive, Department of Police, Office of Human Rights, Montgomery County Public Schools, and Montgomery College, should each designate a representative to serve as an ex-officio non-voting member of the Committee. Each voting member serves a three-year term. A voting member must not serve more than two consecutive full terms. A member appointed to fill a vacancy serves the rest of the term. Members continue in office until their successors are appointed and qualified. Voting members receive no compensation for their services.
The duties of the Hate/Violence Committee are to develop and distribute information about hate/violence, promote educational activities that demonstrate the positive value of ethnic and social diversity; advise the County Council, the County Executive, and County agencies about hate/violence in the County, and recommend such policies, programs, legislation, or regulations as it finds necessary to reduce the incidences of acts of hate/violence.
2011 Office Bearers for the Committee on Hate Violence (terms starting Feb 2011)
David Vignolo, ChairmanLarry Smucker, SecretaryFatou Gayle-Coulibaly, MemberNicholas Crouch, MemberSartaj Singh Dhami, MemberSusan Kerin, Member
Lorraine Lee, MemberRuth Magin, MemberBonnie Malkin, MemberNamatie Mansaray, MemberThomas Nephew, Member
Tim WarnerAnis AhmedJean C. ArthurDavid R. BakerVACANTMichelle ScottDr. Gregory BellJames L. StoweTerry Vann
County Executive's OfficeOffice of Human RightsCounty CouncilPolice DepartmentHuman Rights Commission Liaison Montgomery College Montgomery County Public SchoolsMontgomery Office of Human RightsHuman Rights Commission Representative