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Middle Eastern American Advisory Group (MEAAG)

Welcome to the web page of the County Executive’s Middle Eastern American Advisory Group (MEAAG). MEAAG was formed in July, 2008, and is part of a network of Advisory Groups. The mission of MEAAG is to better connect the linguistically and culturally diverse Middle Eastern American communities with Montgomery County government and to encourage greater participation of Middle Eastern Americans in the political, economic, civic, and cultural life of the county. MEAAG influences improvements to county policies by bringing community concerns, issues and opportunities to the attention of county leadership. MEAAG actively communicates county services and resources to diverse and often hard-to-reach Middle Eastern American communities.

Current MEAAG members

MEEAG members

L-R: Akhtar Zubairi, Masooda Shairzad, Nina Tavakoli, Mimi Hassanein (OCP liaison), Mumtaz Jahan, Daud Ahmad, Deborah Trent, Mahasty Sharifi, Sam Shihadeh, Subhi Rawi (missing: Mehmet Saracoglu, Ashraf El Fiky, Amjad Chaudry)

 The Middle East is a diverse geographic region that continues to change. Below are two maps that correspond to the countries and territories represented in MEAAG.

MiddleEast Map

Palestine territories

Monthly meeting information: MEAAG meets monthly, from September to July, on the second Monday of the month from 7 pm to 8:30 pm, on the third floor of the Rockville Public Library. Meetings are open to the public.

Staff Liaison

Advisory Group Documents

Purpose and Tasks of the Latin American Advisory Group

Budget Priorities

Latin American Advisory Group: Year in Review FY2010

Meeting Summary - Latin American Advisory Group Retreat

Montgomery County Ethnic Leadership Summits - Summary Recommendations

Montgomery County Ethnic Leadership Summits - Departmental Follow-Up Activities






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