Government Relations Commission


The Government Relations Commission (GRC) is responsible for monitoring and adopting positions on federal, state and local legislation. It serves as a vehicle for developing public policy resolutions and positions. The GRC also engages in political activism on behalf of the organized Jewish community. The GRC meets several times each year to discuss public policy issues.  Each year the GRC hosts Advocacy Day in Annapolis, which gives our constituents the opportunity to lobby legislators on behalf of the Greater Baltimore Jewish community.


Our Mission


Monitor and adopt positions on federal, state and local legislation; develop public policy positions; advocate and lobby for public funds to enhance services, safety, and capital projects in the Jewish community.


Chair: Mark Edelson, Melanie Shapiro, Rikki Spector

Staff: Sarah Mersky MiickeMatt Peterson


Maryland’s Legal System and COVID-19

with Attorney General Brian Frosh


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