Washington County Commissioner Ronald L. Bowers on Tuesday proposed creating a Washington County Commission on Minority Affairs.
Bowers said such a commission would look at minority issues from a countywide perspective, and could address everything from hiring practices to crime.
Bowers made the suggestion as Carolyn Brooks gave the Washington County Commissioners an update on the state-funded Hot Spot program that she coordinates.
The county has initiated several programs to address needs in the Jonathan Street community. The County Commissioners met last week with members of Brothers United Who Dare to Care Inc., and are setting up a mentoring program for youth.