James L. Stowe (Jim) is a native of Belmont, North Carolina. Jim and his family relocated to Montgomery County Maryland to serve as the 4th Director of the Office of Human Rights.
Jim has been instrumental in developing new program initiatives and re-positioning the office for success in the 21st Century, including areas of fair housing, new initiatives to combat the incident of hate violence activities, bullying in schools, racial profiling, the criminal justice systems and an increase in programming for youth.
Jim is a member of a number of community organizations, working throughout Montgomery County. He has received numerous awards and recognition for his efforts in community service and advocacy for human and civil rights.