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Governor’s Coordinating Offices Host U.S. Embassies from Around the Globe

Shares Best Practices on Engaging Communities, Inclusivity, Women’s

Empowerment, Youth Engagement

ANNAPOLIS, MD – The Governor’s Coordinating Offices yesterday presented best practices for engaging communities on the issues of inclusivity, women’s empowerment, and youth engagement to 25 staff members from U.S. embassies and consulates from around the globe in Annapolis, Md. These members are participating in a course on public diplomacy provided by the U.S. State Department’s Foreign Service Institute. The sessions were led by the Governor’s Office for Children, a unit of the Governor’s Office on Crime Control and Prevention, along with the Anne Arundel County Partnership for Children, Youth and Families.

“The Hogan administration is thrilled to share valuable best practices with an international community of folks seeking to improve community engagement in their home countries,” said Deputy Director of the Governor’s Office for Children, Jaclin Warner Wiggins. “Our offices embrace opportunities to participate in meaningful dialogue about providing children and families with tools to help them thrive in their communities. The knowledge shared during yesterday’s event will certainly also be used to benefit Maryland families.”

The Governor’s Coordinating Offices consists of seven unique offices who use a shared services model to save taxpayers’ money. Staff from these offices coordinate services, programs, and policy issues across the State to connect the people of Maryland with needed resources statewide. Each office has a specific mission.

This event included staff from the Governor’s Office for Children who gave a presentation on youth engagement and the Governor’s Office of Performance Improvement who discussed performance measurement. Additionally, the Governor’s Office on Small, Minority, and Women Business Affairs  presented on matters involving women’s empowerment, entrepreneurship, and minority-owned businesses and the Governor’s Office on Community Initiatives presented on building more vibrant communities, celebrating diversity, and disseminating needed resources to Maryland communities.