Commission on Middle Eastern American Affairs

The Commission on Middle Eastern American Affairs was created by Executive Order 2015-6. The Commission is housed in the Department of Labor and Economic Opportunity and shall act in an advisory capacity to the Governor and the Director. The 15-member council will advise the department on issues relating to the Arab and Chaldean communities in Michigan and promote awareness of their culture and history. They will also work to empower, promote, and advance the Middle Eastern American community in the State of Michigan. The Executive Director of the Office of Global Michigan and the Director of the Department of Civil Rights will also serve as ex officio, non-voting members of the Commission.
 

Statute

Contact

cmeaa@michigan.gov
248-208-5843

Members


Nabeleh Ghareeb, Plymouth
Term expires April 19, 2022
 
Martin Manna, Bloomfield Hills
Term expires April 19, 2022

Michael Romaya, West Bloomfield
Term expires April 19, 2022

Manal Saab, Fenton - Chair
Term expires April 19, 2022

Suzanne Sukkar, Ypsilanti
Term expires April 19, 2022

Nabeel R. Obeid, Ann Arbor
Term expires April 19, 2023

Fay Beydoun, Dearborn
Term expires April 19, 2023

John D. Daoud, Troy
Term expires April 19, 2023

Lina Hourani-Harajli, Dearborn
Term expires April 19, 2023

Nadine Yousif Kalasho, West Bloomfield
Term expires April 19, 2023
 
Dave Abdallah, Dearborn Heights
Term expires April 19, 2025

Susan Dabaja, Dearborn
Term expires April 19, 2025

Amal M. Berry, Dearborn
Term expires April 19, 2025

Jaleelah H. Ahmed, Dearborn Heights
Term expires April 19, 2025

Adel Mozip, Dearborn
Term expires April 19, 2025

Ex-officio Members

Fayrouz Saad
Executive Director, Office of Global Michigan
 
James E. White
Director, Department of Civil Rights