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Diana Emerson, lives in the Abell Community within the Charles Village neighborhood in Baltimore City. She is recently appointed to Baltimore City Democratic State Central Committee for the 43rd District and will be seeking re-election for 2022.
For nearly 20 years Diana has worked in the non-profit sector serving Baltimore City neighborhoods , residents and youth as a community organizer and program facilitator. Diana through the years worked on public safety initiatives , outreach for sex workers and healthy neighborhood block projects in the Greater Homewood area. Diana has organized countless community cleanups, hosted back to school drives and organized National Night Out events focusing on creating a safe and inclusive space for all.
The daughter of a retired Baltimore City Police Officer and a Baltimore City School Teacher, Diana learned at an early age the importance of community, service and dedication. She learned how to advocate for the causes important to her and be a voice for the unheard.
Diana currently serves as the Senior Director of Entrepreneurial and Workforce Experiences for Junior Achievement of Central Maryland. Introducing high school students across various school districts to local business industries, job career readiness, entrepreneurial experiences and 21st century skills. She also leads the Diversity , Equity and Inclusion work for JA on both a local and national level.
She serves on the Waverly Main Street Board as Vice Chair, The Abell Improvement Association Vice President and a board member for Youth Voices for Consent. Going on Diana's 9th year as a member of the Association of the Junior Leagues International. She most recently chartered the newest chapter of the Junior League in the state of Maryland in over 40 years and served as the Founding President for the Junior League of Prince George's County, INC. She is also the first African American to charter a chapter in Junior League history.
Diana is honored to have been recognized as one of The Daily Records Top 40 under 40 VIP in 2015, United Way's Philanthropic 5 and most recently The Daily Records Leading Ladies of 2020. She is also among the most exceptional, extraordinary women of the Emerge Maryland program, as a graduate of the 2021 cohort.
On any given day when not volunteering her time in the community, Diana can be found tending to her garden, walking her pups throughout the neighborhood or spending time with her husband and family.