County Executive Johnny Olszewski announced on Monday that Giuliana Valencia-Banks will serve as the county’s first immigrant affairs coordinator.
In the new position, which County Executive Olszewski created the Immigrant Affairs Outreach Coordinator position in the county’s FY22 budget, Velncia-Banks will serve as a liaison to immigrant communities throughout Baltimore County and will promote their wellbeing and empowerment.
“We’re making Baltimore County’s government more accessible and responsive than ever before—and that includes doing more to support our rapidly diversifying County,” County Executive Olszewski said. “We’re excited to have Giuliana join our Community Engagement team, expanding our ability to address the concerns of our residents and to help them access County services.”
According to a Baltimore County press release:
As the Immigrant Affairs Outreach Coordinator – a newly created position – Valencia-Banks will be a part of Baltimore County’s Office of Community and Engagement and will partner with community stakeholders to promote community wellbeing of immigrant communities across Baltimore County and serve as a liaison for those communities. She will also work to ensure the County Executive’s Office operates with a multicultural lens to support the County’s diversifying population.
Valencia-Banks comes into the role after most recently serving as the Outreach and Operations Manager at the Esperanza Center of Catholic Charities of Baltimore.