Anne Arundel County has launched an Office of Community Engagement and Constituent Services (CECS). As announced in a county news release:
During his campaign for office, Pittman spoke often about the importance of public engagement in local government. The new CECS team will be out in the communities to learn about their needs and is tasked with ensuring that all communities have a voice in the Pittman Administration. County officials also plan to design a more robust 311 system so that routine issues can be reported on 311, allowing the CECS to spend more time at community events and meetings.
The Office will be led by Janice Hayes-Williams who formerly served as a senior advisor for community engagement.
Ms. Hayes-Williams brings broad experience to her role as director. She served a similar role for Annapolis Mayor Gavin Buckley, where she was the director of constituent services. Prior to that, she was the legislative assistant to County Councilmember Chris Trumbauer. In addition to leading the office, she will handle constituent services for Council District 6, which includes both of the county’s municipalities: Annapolis and Highland Beach.