Western Maryland Advisory Council

​Established in September, 2019, the Western Maryland Advisory Council (WMAC) of the Maryland Commission on Civil Rights (MCCR) is composed of 15 citizen volunteers residing in Allegany, Frederick, Garrett, and Washington counties.​ Of these 15 members, one member is between the age of 18 to 25. The members of the WMAC are appointed to 2-year terms by the Board of Commissioners of the Maryland Commission on Civil Rights. Service on the WMAC is non-partisan.

The WMAC assists with the furtherance of MCCR's mission; serves as a regional point-of-contact on issues within the area; increases public awareness of the services offered by MCCR as well as their protections under State law; and ultimately builds sustainable partnerships that serve to protect Maryland’s most vulnerable populations.

 The current members of the WMAC are:
  1. Elesha L. Ruminski, Ph.D., Chairperson - Allegany County
  2. Tiffany ArnettVice Chairperson - Allegany County
  3. Tracey Solomon, Secretary - Frederick County
  4. Lynn Groesbeck Bowman - Allegany County
  5. Rae Gallagher - Frederick County
  6. Erum Marfani - Frederick County
  7. Shelley M. Menear - Garrett County
  8. Tereance R. Moore - Washington County
  9. Caterina W. Pañgilinan - Washington County​​
  10. Sarah Layne Parsons - Allegany County
  11. C. Scott Robinson - Garrett County
  12. Reggie Turner - Washington County
  13. Robin V. Wynder - Allegany County​

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Interested in Serving on the WMAC?

The portal to submit your application to serve on the Western Maryland Advisory Council will be launched soon!