January 6, 2021

County Executive Elrich Selects Six for Induction into County Human Rights Hall of Fame

Six individuals selected by Montgomery County Executive Marc Elrich were inducted into the 2020 class of the County Human Rights Hall of Fame. The 11th biennial event, which was held virtually on Dec. 27, honored individuals who have made great personal sacrifices in contributing to human and civil rights in Montgomery County, either as trailblazers of the past or as current light bearers in the struggle.

The following were inducted at this year’s ceremony:
  • Bruce Adams: A lifelong resident of Montgomery County, Bruce Adams has spent most of that time working to create a welcoming Montgomery County for all people especially diverse cultural, ethnic and minority groups.
  • Marcine D. Goodloe: Ms. Goodloe has dedicated years of leadership as a volunteer and employee. She is the first woman to serve as the president of the Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Association. She served for 15 years, the longest serving president in its history.
  • Marcus Jones: A 35-year veteran of the Montgomery County Police Department (MCP), Marcus Jones was sworn in as the County’s new police chief on Nov. 8, 2019. Prior to becoming chief, Jones served in numerous leadership roles including MCP acting chief. Other leadership roles included assistant chief of the Investigative Services Bureau; commander of the 3rd District, director of Major Crimes, Drug Enforcement; and captain of the Major Crimes Division, where he oversaw the homicide, robbery, cold case and fugitive sections.
  • Michael Lin: Representing the American ideal of the consummate professional, Michael Lin focuses his skills on serving the greater community good. A world-class biomedical scientist, Dr. Lin has used his talents to empower underrepresented communities and help Montgomery County build one of America’s most welcoming communities.
  • Darryl McSwain: In more than 32 years in law enforcement, Darryl McSwain has remained dedicated to protecting and serving the community. McSwain served with Montgomery County Police for 30 years. After retiring from MCP, he was named Park Police chief for the Montgomery County division of the Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission (M-NCPPC).
  • Jeffrey Z. Slavin: A philanthropist, community public servant and civil, LGBTQ and women's rights activist, Jeffrey Slavin’s first experience with religious discrimination was when his parents applied for him to attend a private elementary school in Bethesda. In 2002, Slavin was elected to the Somerset Town Council for the first of three terms and in 2008 was elected Mayor—the first of seven terms.
More comprehensive biographies are available on the Office of Human Rights website following the event.

More information on the Office of Human Rights is available on its website.