​​​​​​​​Maryland 250 Commission 

December 1, 2023 Press Release​

Michele W. Johnson​

​Maryland 250 Direct​​or​


Maryland 250 Commission

​The 250th anniversary of the founding of the​​ United States of America offers an opportunity for Marylanders to reflect on the struggle for life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness, the ongoing evolution of American democracy, and the impact of Marylanders on the nation's past, present, and future.

The Maryland 25​​​0 Commission will develop, encourage, and execute an inclusive yearlong statewide celebration and commemoration in 2026 that acknowledges our successes, reckons with our setbacks, offers deepened understanding of our complex history, strengthened public appreciation for service to our nation, and heightened public engagement in civic life.

​Visit the new MD TWO FIFTY website at MDTwoFifty.Maryland.gov

​Governor Moore signed Executive Order 01.01.2023.10 on July 3, 2​023, establishing the Maryland 250 Commission, and appointed Governor Parris N. Glendening, Chair, and Judge Catherine Curran (Katie) O'Malley, Vice Chair​.​

The commission has published its 2023 annual report and action plan​.

The Maryland 250 Commission Director, Michele W. Johnson, can be contacted via email at Michele.Johnson1@Maryland.gov or by phone at 410.697.9590.

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