Maryland County Officials Diversity Caucus


The Maryland County Officials Diversity Caucus (Diversity Caucus) provides an organizational structure for county elected officials of minority descent and gender to empower, represent, and respond to issues affecting the most vulnerable communities and constituencies; to promote legislation and policies beneficial to the people they represent; and to serve as a central point for information and participation within the Maryland Association of Counties.

The mission of the Diversity Caucus is to foster current and future leaders from within the community of elected officials of minority descent and in Maryland county government, and to provide resources and support for Diversity Caucus members and those who share its goals.

The Diversity Caucus meets two times per year and at the MACo Summer and Winter Conferences.

Diversity Caucus Leadership Team

Active members of the Diversity Caucus elect a president every two years to serve in a leadership capacity to organize the affairs of the Diversity Caucus and promote its effectiveness. The President shall appoint other officeholders or committees to fulfill the goals and objectives of the Diversity Caucus.

Craig Mathies, Sr.

Commissioner President, Somerset County
11916 Somerset Avenue, Room 111
Princess Anne, MD 21853
Phone: 410.651.0320
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Sharon Green Middleton

Second Vice President
Council Vice President, Baltimore City
100 North Holliday Street, Suite 500
Baltimore, MD 21202
Phone: 410.396.4832
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Deni Taveras

Council Vice Chair, Prince George's County
14741 Governor Oden Bowie Drive, 2nd Floor
Upper Marlboro, MD 20772
Phone: 301.952.4436
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Opel Jones

Council Vice Chair, Howard County
3430 Courthouse Drive
Ellicott City, MD 21043
Phone: 410.313.2001
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