The CEO and Founder of the Miss Africa USA Pageant Lady Kate Atabong who has been profiled on Ladybrille, along with her event, on numerous occasions, was recently appointed as Commissioner for African Affairs for the State of Maryland by Governor Martin O’Malley. The appointment is for a four year term and was made on Feb 11th, 2014. We salute and congratulate Lady Kate for this remarkable achievements.
In the words of Governor Martin O’Malley
” Having great confidence in your dedication to public service, it is my pleasure to appoint you a member of the Governor’s Commission on African Affairs for a term of four years. Thank you for making this strong commitment to service the best interests of our citizens. With your assistance and support, I know we will succeed in our goal to make a positive difference for all Marylanders.
“Message from Governor Martin O’Malley
On May 14, 2009 I signed an executive order to establish the Governor’s Commission on African Affairs to effectively address the concerns of the African community.
Diversity is one of Maryland’s greatest strengths. For this reason I believe it is important to recognize the African community which plays a vital role in moving the State forward. By identifying and addressing issues in the African Diaspora, I am confident that this Commission will help strengthen and grow our One Maryland.
As we make steady progress in our One Maryland, I will rely on the Governor’s Commission on African Affairs to help expand opportunities for the growing African community in business, employment, education and many other areas.
Martin O’Malley” (Excerpt from the Governor’s Commission)
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