The Southwest Partnership staff work with the neighborhood associations, Southwest Partnership Committees, and anchor institutions to implement the Vision Plan.
Michael Seipp, Executive Director
Michael has been working in Baltimore neighborhoods since 1973. He has held positions as a community organizer in several different capacities, has served as Deputy Commissioner of Housing and Community Development for the City of Baltimore and Assistant Secretary of Housing for the State of Maryland. He led the effort to write the Empowerment Zone application. In his last position he worked with The Baltimore Station, a residential program for homeless men who are primarily veterans of the Armed Services. A lifelong resident of Baltimore, he currently lives in the Lauraville neighborhood. Michael supports the Commercial Development, Housing, and Public Safety Committees. He can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Elizabeth Weber, Program Officer
Elizabeth has worked as a volunteer coordinator and administrative assistant for small non-profits in Baltimore. She recently graduated from the UMB School of Social Work. While in school she co-led a number of projects in the Southwest Partnership Area and interned with the Southwest Partnership. Originally from Massachusetts, she plans to be in Baltimore forever. Elizabeth supports the Education and Workforce Development, Historic Preservation, and Safe, Vibrant, and Walkable Streets Committee. She can be contacted at email@example.com
Schlonte McGee, Americorps VISTA Community Communication Coordinator
Schlonté has served over 6 years in the U.S. Navy working in healthcare, project management and leadership training. He recently graduated from Stratford University from the School of Health Sciences. While in school his capstone project focused on coordinating public services for homeless veterans. Originally from Los Angeles, California he plans to stay in Maryland for a significant time. Schlonté is an Americorps VISTA working with Strong City Baltimore and on assignment with the Southwest Partnership. He will work to improve community communication networks to increase access to resources, strengthen neighborhood leadership, and increase community communication in the Southwest Partnership. He can be contacted at: schlonte@
Quasia Peterson, Community Organizing Intern
Quasia was born and raised in Baltimore. She is a Social Work intern from the University of Maryland Baltimore (UMB) Social Work Community Outreach Service (SWCOS) and will be interning at the Southwest Partnership for the 2016-2017 academic year. She received her Bachelors in Social Work from Morgan State University in 2016. Quasia will work to help support the committees, with particular attention to the Housing, Commercial Development, and Education and Workforce Development Committees. She is looking forward to working in the community and getting to know community members. She can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org
Julie Rivera, Community Organizing Intern
Julie was born and raised in Silver Spring, Maryland. She is a Social Work intern from the UMB School of Social Work Social Work Community Outreach Service (SWCOS) and will be interning at Southwest Partnership for 2016-2017 upcoming academic year. She received her Bachelors in Social Work from the University of Maryland Baltimore County (UMBC) last year. Julie is currently living in Hollins Roundhouse. She will work to help support the various committees. She really looks forward to helping make the community stronger and hopes to stay in Baltimore for a very long time. She can be contacted at email@example.com