Strategic Priorities

  • Education: Advocate for educational policies and resources that promote equal access to high quality education for communities of color within the Baltimore County Public Schools. 
  • Economic Empowerment: Accelerate economic growth and eliminate racial economic disparities through advocating equal employment opportunities, diversity recruitment, financial empowerment and building wealth within communities of color.
  • Criminal Justice: Advocate to reduce racial disparities in the Criminal Justice System, increase rehabilitation programs and reform Drug Law policies targeting communities of color in Baltimore County.
  • Health: Eliminate health disparities, advocate health care reform and combat childhood obesity to promote health and wellness in communities of color.
  • Political Action: Promote voter empowerment and advocate elected official accountability through implementing voter education, voter engagement, voter mobilization and voter turnout initiatives in Baltimore County. 

Leadership Team 2018-2019:

President: Ray Moseley

Vice President: Ryan Coleman

2nd Vice President: Melissa Y. Wright Powell

Treasurer: Ruby Short

Assistant Treasurer Betty Tucker-Sabb

Secretary: Valerie Richardson

Assistant Secretary: Marcia Jones


Education Committee: Ray Moseley, Chair

Youth Committee: Melissa Powell, Chair

Health Committee: Valerie Richardson, Chair

Membership Committee: Umekca Horsey, Chair

Marketing: Umekca Horsey, Chair

Political Action Committee:  Marcia Jones/ Stephanie Robinson

Economic Development: Ryan Coleman, Chair

Food Insecurity Growing Risk for Seniors During COVID-19 Pandemic

Baltimore County Executive Johnny Olszewski announced that, beginning next week, the Baltimore County Department of Aging will be expanding its food distribution efforts by providing boxes of food to the County’s older adults. The program will be supported by $590,000 in funding provided through the federal Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) to specifically target individuals age 60 and older.

“We’re taking another important step to ensure older adults in Baltimore County will not go hungry through this crisis,” Olszewski said. “Promoting food security is a top priority of my administration and we will continue to use all resources available to us to support our residents.”

“We’re pleased to be able to provide this new support for older adults in the County who may have difficultly preparing nutritionally-balanced meals during this uncertain time,” said Laura D. Riley, Director of the Department of Aging. “Before this pandemic, over 600 senior citizens relied on our Eating Together programs each day for nutritionally-balanced meals and we hope that this newly expanded meal distribution will help those in most need.”

Under this new program, each box of food will include three meals and a snack for six days.

“When combined according to the directions, each meal meets the nutritional requirements for adults age 60 and older,” said Jill Hall, Chief of the Division of Senior Centers and Community Services.

Boxes will be distributed by appointment only at three senior center locations in three different regions of the County: