Hello! I’m Kelby. Many of you who are interpreters, Deaf customers, and business operators have contacted us frequently regarding the critical issue of fraudulent and unqualified sign language interpreters. Many of you have asked that something be done to address and alleviate this issue. We have had various meetings and are continuing the process of gathering information for the Governor’s Office. We’re hosting two forums to gather your discussions and feedback on this topic. The first one is Tuesday, August 15 at 7 p.m. at CCBC-Catonsville. The second one is Wednesday, August 23, also at 7 p.m. at Germantown Library. We encourage you to come to the forums, and be part of the dialogue on how to solve this critical issue. We will be gathering ideas and feedback for our recommendations for further action. I look forward to seeing you join us!