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Community Engagement and Constituent Services Staff

Janice Hayes Williams

CECS Director, District 6
Janice Hayes Williams

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Office of Community Engagement and Constituent Services

Arundel Center
44 Calvert Street
Annapolis, MD 21401
(410) 222-1785

Janice Hayes Williams is the former legislative aide for Councilmember Chris Trumbauer and served as the head of Constituent Services for the City of Annapolis. Ms. Hayes Williams is also a renowned local historian.

 

Jenese Jones

CECS, Districts 1 & 2
Jenese Jones

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Office of Community Engagement and Constituent Services

Arundel Center
44 Calvert Street
Annapolis, MD 21401
(410) 222-1785

Ms. Jenese Jones has been a staunch advocate for educational equality and advocacy for over 16 years. She is a graduate of Clark Atlanta University with a major in Political Science and minor in Music performance (voice). After a successful 12 years in the classroom, her passion for political service led her to elected office in 2012 in our Nation's Capital as an ANC Commissioner. In 2018, she ran for State Delegate (MD-32) and served as campaign manager for County Councilwoman Sarah Lacey. She co-founded Faith Leaders for Excellent Schools, an education advocacy organization based in Baltimore. Prior to accepting this role, she served as Executive Director of MarylandCAN and was an Education Policy Advisor at the U.S. Department of Education under former Secretary Arne Duncan. She is a 7th generation Marylander educated in Charles County Public Schools and currently resides in Laurel.

 

James Reed

CECS, Districts 3 & 5

Contact

Office of Community Engagement and Constituent Services

Arundel Center
44 Calvert Street
Annapolis, MD 21401
(410) 222-1785

James Reed has proudly served the Citizen of Anne Arundel County for the past 2 years working in County Government, Office of Constituent Services. Mr. Reed is an East Carolina University graduate with a B.A in Political Science and a minor Public Administration and is currently pursuing a M.A in Public Relations. He is a life-long resident of Anne Arundel County with expertise in government operations

 

James Kitchin

CECS, Districts 4 & 7
James Kitchin

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Office of Community Engagement and Constituent Services

Arundel Center
44 Calvert Street
Annapolis, MD 21401
(410) 222-1785

James Kitchin is a former high school teacher and current public policy doctoral student at University of Maryland. Mr. Kitchin lives in Crofton and was a candidate for County Council District 7.

 

Maria Casasco

Immigrant & Multicultural Affairs (IMCA) Officer
Portrait

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Office of Community Engagement and Constituent Services

Arundel Center
44 Calvert Street
Annapolis, MD 21401
(410) 222-1879
Maria Casasco is responsible for providing direction of programs and initiatives to support the success of immigrants and diverse communities and serves as a liason between the County Executive's Office and the multicultural community. Maria previously worked for the Anne Arundel County Department of Health to reduce health disparities in Hispanic American communities. She has a bachelor's degree in psychology from John F. Kennedy University in Buenos Aires, Argentina.
 

Sergio Polanco

Latino Affairs and Translation Coordinator
Sergio Polanco

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Office of Community Engagement and Constituent Services

Arundel Center
44 Calvert Street
Annapolis, MD 21401
(410) 222-0718
Sergio Polanco is responsible for performing changes and maintaining the Spanish County Website with the assistance of the County Web Team.  He is responsible for creating, managing, and maintaining tasks and other essential roles, adding new content and features, including resources and the new section “Spotlight”. (Editorial with information about local resources including health, events and education for other business owners and new entrepreneurs).    
                                                                    
In addition to the above responsibilities, he also plays a critical role in maintaining strong controls on all translation projects from beginning to end as well as providing industry expertise to improve internal bilingual processes.  
 
Mr. Polanco is also the co-host of “Bienvenidos TV,” a Spanish-language television program on the Anne Arundel County television station. He interviews bilingual guests such as healthcare professionals, business owners, and government officials that have a social, economic and cultural impact on our community.  
 

Derek Matthews

Minority Outreach Coordinator
Derek Matthews

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Office of Community Engagement and Constituent Services

Arundel Center
44 Calvert Street
Annapolis, MD 21401
(410) 222-1095
Derek Matthews works on several special projects, including improving diversity in the County workforce and facilitating strong relationships with community organizations as well as interest groups. Derek comes from a diverse law enforcement career in the private sector, local, and at the senior federal government level. He previously served as Assistant Police Chief for the City of Glenn Arden Maryland, and Tactical Supervisor (SST/VIPER) at the Prince George’s County Office of the Sheriff. 
 

Dejah Williams

CECS Coordinator
Dejah Williams

Contact

Office of Community Engagement and Constituent Services

Arundel Center
44 Calvert Street
Annapolis, MD 21401
(410) 222-1785
Dejah Desiree Williams is a native Washington D.C. She is a graduate of Texas A&M University with a degree in political science.  After graduation, Dejah worked as a press operations intern for the Maryland Democratic Party. During the 2018 primaries Dejah, left her internship to manage a District 1 County Council race in Anne Arundel County. Afterwards, she went on to work as an account executive and consultant for local races throughout Anne Arundel County.  In addition to her consultant work, Dejah also worked as a field organizer for the Maryland Coordinated Campaign during the 2018 election cycle. Dejah is also a member of the Anne Arundel County Democratic Central Committee where she works to promote democratic values throughout the county.