Committee Announces Public Listening Sessions

The Garrett County Diversity & Inclusion Advisory Committee is reaching out to the public to hear thoughts and suggestions on how to improve and enhance the experiences of people living, working, and visiting in Garrett County.

The committee has planned a series of listening sessions that will be held at the Garrett County Libraries throughout the upcoming months of May and June. These informal and confidential sessions are an opportunity for the public to provide their input and contribute to the committee’s efforts to make Garrett County a better place.

Committee members will lead the sessions and are available to listen and discuss with anyone who wants to share their thoughts and ideas, regardless of individual backgrounds or experiences.

The listening sessions will take place at the following locations and times:

  • Accident Library on Wednesday, May 10th, from 5 PM to 6 PM
  • Kitzmiller Library on Wednesday, May 17th, from 5 PM to 6 PM
  • Friendsville Library on Monday, May 22nd, from 5 PM to 6 PM
  • Oakland Library on Wednesday, May 24th, from 5 PM to 6 PM
  • Grantsville Library on Monday, June 12th, from 5 PM to 6 PM

Also, the committee has an open survey instrument designed to collect experiences digitally.

Note, all responses to the survey are anonymous and will be combined with other survey responses and listening session information in a summary report to The Board of Garrett County Commissioners.

If you have any questions or if you would like to share more details with the committee, please contact 301-334-8970 or email

From Resolution 2021 – 7, in part, The Board of Garrett County Commissioners maintains: “Garrett County strives to be a welcoming and inclusive place for all. We are committed to promoting respectful conduct, equitable service, and diversity in our community. We condemn discrimination by or against residents, visitors, workers, County employees, or county businesses.”

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