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Diana Emerson, lives in the Abell Community within the Charles Village neighborhood in Baltimore City. She was appointed to Baltimore City Democratic State Central Committee in 2021 and elected in 2022 for the 43A District serving the 23-26 term. Diana currently serves as the Vice Chair of the Baltimore City Democratic State Central Committee and was appointed by Governor Wes Moore to the State Central Committee as Deputy Treasurer.
For over 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 has also led the Diversity , Equity and Inclusion committee for JA USA. She is also the Executive Director for Waverly Main Street, once serving as a board member (Vice Chair and Secretary) in the early 2000's and again during the pandemic.
Diana has served as The Abell Improvement Association President and Vice President , board member for Youth Voices for Consent and a current board member for Baltimore Family Alliance. Going on Diana's 11th year as a member of the Association of the Junior Leagues International. In 2019 she 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 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,The Daily Records Leading Lady 2020, United Way's Philanthropic 5. She was featured as a Baltimore Magazine Game Changer in 2022 and the Baltimore Business Journals Leader in Diversity and Equity in the workplace. 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.