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Kamenetz Recognizes Adrienne Jones' Four Decades of Public Service

Towson, Maryland (June 19, 2014) – Baltimore County Executive Kevin Kamenetz today expressed his thanks and admiration for Adrienne Jones' 37 years of dedicated service to the citizens of Baltimore County.

"When you look at the contributions that Adrienne has made over the past four decades, she is truly an inspiration for what one person can accomplish when they dedicate themselves to public service," Kamenetz said. "She has been a tireless advocate for equity and she has played a key role in Baltimore County's efforts to diversify our workforce. She has helped an untold number of people from all around the County over her 37-year career and her efforts will have a positive impact for those who follow her in County Government."

Career and Accomplishments

Jones is retiring from her post as the County's Deputy Director of Human Resources at the end of June. She began her Baltimore County career in 1976 as an aide to the Assistant Director in the former Office of Central Services and most recently prior to her current position, served as the Executive Director of the Office of Fair Practices and Community Affairs.

Jones has worked during the terms of seven County Executives, reporting directly to five (Donald Hutchinson, Dennis Rasmussen, Roger Hayden, C.A. Dutch Ruppersberger and Jim Smith). She is the founder of the Annual Baltimore County African American Cultural Festival, now in its 18th year. She also established the County's Annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Content of Character Awards Program. She has coordinated countless free workshops, summits and forums for the community during her tenure with the County. She was a former columnist for The Baltimore Times Newspaper writing a column entitled "A County Perspective" that covered issues of relevance to the community, religious institutions, schools and businesses in Baltimore County.

Plans After Retirement

Jones volunteers her time with a multitude of community organizations and is an active member of Union Bethel A.M.E. Church in Randallstown. When asked what will she be doing after she retires from Baltimore County, Jones stated, "I plan to take the summer off to take time to plan the next chapter in my life, but rest assure it will contain some sort of public service."