Baltimore County Executive Johnny Olszewski announced on Tuesday new key personnel he has hired to serve in the administration’s priority areas.
“Building an innovative government that effectively serves all residents requires an exceptional team, and I’m thrilled that these talented individuals will bring their experience and expertise to work on behalf of our constituents,” Olszewski said.
Roslyn Johnson has been nominated to serve as the director of Recreation and Parks. If approved by the Baltimore County Council, Johnson will oversee a vast network of parks, recreational facilities and recreational programs that serve the residents of Baltimore County.
Momen Abukhdeir, who has been hired as the county’s first chief data and performance officer, will lead the administration’s data-driven good government initiatives, including implementing Baltimore County’s first county-wide performance management program and developing an open data program — leading the County to become more transparent, data-driven and accountable.
D’Andrea Walker is new deputy director for Transportation and will coordinate Baltimore County’s transportation priorities, including developing, designing and implementing a comprehensive multi-modal transportation plan, with increased focus on transit, walkability, and bike lanes. Walker will report the director of the Department of Public Works.
As the county’s first bike and pedestrian coordinator, newly hired Jessie Bialek will assist the Office of Transportation in the Department of Public Works in order to expand bicycle and pedestrian accessibility throughout Baltimore County.
Daniel Singh is the administration’s new senior manager of Tourism and Cultural Arts. Singh will support efforts of Baltimore County’s Department of Economic and Workforce Development to expand the county’s tourism industry as part of the Olszewski administration’s economic development plan.
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