Washington, D.C. – America250, the nationwide commemoration of America’s 250th anniversary in 2026 led by the U.S. Semiquincentennial Commission, will host its first Advisory Council Roundtable on Thursday, Sept. 30, at 7 pm ET. The live webinar will introduce the public to the experts leading the 10 America250 advisory councils. The panelists will share what inspired them about America250’s mission, their broad set of expertise, and how councils will create the most inclusive commemoration in American history.

“Our Advisory Councils are actively working to make America250 collaborative and inclusive by facilitating program development, implementation, and social impact,” said Dr. Carleen Carey, Director of Public Outreach and Inclusion at America250 Foundation. “The esteemed experts leading this charge are empowered by America250’s mission. We are committed to an expansive historical perspective that explores hidden histories and unheard narratives to form a more robust understanding of American history. Our team is looking forward to introducing them to the public as we seek to engage all Americans on our journey.”

The 90-minute Advisory Council Roundtable will feature several esteemed panelists: Professor Philip Auerswald, board chair of National Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation; Aurelia Brazeal, retired ambassador;  Retired Major General Peggy Combs; Dr. Jane Delgado, president and CEO of National Alliance for Hispanic Health; Reginald Ellis Ph.D., interim dean of the School of Graduate Studies at Florida A&M University; Kendra Ingram, president and CEO of Marcus Performing Arts Center; Elisha Rhodes, interim CEO and COO of YWCA USA, Inc.; Sherry Rupert, CEO of the American Indian Alaska Native Tourism Association; Alan Spears, senior director for cultural resources at National Parks Conservation Association; and Don Wildman, president of Archivist Media.

To register for the Advisory Council Roundtable, please visit https://us06web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_zBDcmPVWTDK7sJ2HgVDGrA

About America250
America250 is a multiyear effort to commemorate the semiquincentennial, or 250th anniversary, of the United States. The purpose of the U.S. Semiquincentennial Commission, created by Congress, and the corresponding America250 Foundation, is to catalyze a more perfect union by designing and leading the most comprehensive and inclusive celebration in our country’s history. America250 represents a coalition of public and private partners all working to create initiatives and programs that honor our first 250 years and inspire Americans to imagine our next 250. The commemoration period began in 2020, culminates on July 4, 2026, and officially concludes in 2027. For more information, visit www.america250.org and follow us on Facebook, Twitter , Instagram and TikTok.

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