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WHAT: Montgomery County Pan African Budget Meeting WHEN: Saturday, December 10, 2011 8:30AM – 1:30PM WHERE: Civic Building, Silver Spring MD 20910 AGENDA for the PAN AFRICAN SUMMIT: A Meeting of the African American, Continental African, and Caribbean Advisory Groups to the Montgomery County Executive

8:30 - 9:00 AM

Coffee and Registration

9:00 - 9:05

Welcome; Introduction of the County Executive, Ike Leggett

9:15 - 9:30

Questions and Answers

9:30 - 10:30

Panel Presentations Uma Ahluwalia, Director, Health and Human Services; Steven Silverman, Director, Department of Economic Development; Dr. DeRionne Pollard - Invited; Joshua Starr, Superintendent, MCPS - Invited)

10:30 - 11:15

Dialogue with the Guest Panel

11:15 - 11:30

Break (Lunch Buffet)

11:30 - 12:15 PM

Working Lunch in 10 -12 Integrated Groups (Education; Health; Economic respectively)

12:15 - 1:00

Large Group Report Out of Recommendations

1:00 - 1:15

Majority Voting

1:15 - 1:30

Next Steps; Wrap Up (Chairs of Advisory Groups)

I. General to all Panelists: 1) What are your budgetary priorities for FY '13? 2) What, if any programs, will be threatened, consolidated, or eliminated during the current budget process? 3) What particular implications are there for African communities of color? II. Health and Human Services Given the well known racial disparities in the County regarding health care access and morbidity/mortality rates, what are the strategies and level of funding you will propose to address these health concerns in the Black community? What progress, if any, has been made regarding the health statistics of the Black community in the last three years? How has the economic downturn affected the level of homelessness in the Black community, and its reliance on the shelter care system and/or TANF? Has there been any change in the incidence of child maltreatment or domestic violence in the Black community over the past three years? If so, what remedies will be presented in the FY '13 budget? III. Education Are there any innovative approaches proposed in your budget to: address racial disparity in academic achievement? lack of adequate preparation of Black youth high school graduates in transitioning into Montgomery College? parent engagement of working class and New American parents? Will extracurricular activities continue to be cut in FY '13, thus decreasing positive after school programs and opportunities to seek college scholarships? IV. Economic Development What strategies will be employed in FY '13 to address the disproportionate number of Black males, ages 25 - 44, seeking work in Montgomery County? How many received workforce training over the past three years? What progress has been made regarding minority small business contracting? How will this be addressed in FY '13? Thanks Daniel Koroma Senior Fellow & Liaison to African and Caribbean Communities Office of Community Partnerships Office phone: 240.777.2584/Fax: 240.777.2555 Cell phone: 301.523.6214

Pan African Budget Meeting  

Pan African Budget Meeting