CHARLOTTE, N.C. (Jan. 8, 2018) – City Manager Marcus D.
Jones is pleased to announce that Federico Rios will serve as the city’s first
immigrant and integration manager.
Rios will work to actively engage Charlotte immigrant communities by creating and
enhancing international community and business connections. This
includes making connections through the area consular corps, expanding
businesses in overseas markets, connecting with immigrant business owners and
building Charlotte’s reputation as a diverse and welcoming community.
“As Charlotte continues to be recognized as a global leader,
Federico will strengthen relationships with international businesses and the
international community,” Jones said. “His experience, people skills and
compassion make him distinctly qualified to lead these community building
Rios currently serves as the program director for the
Northeast Learning Community and Newcomer Services programs. He also has served
as the site coordinator for Hidden Valley Elementary with the Communities in
Schools program. Rios has a unique set of skills including experience as a
crisis intervention specialist, a qualified mental health professional and a
special education teacher. Furthermore, Rios has been an active and engaged
community builder in Charlotte including his work with the Leading on
Opportunity Council and Charlotte Immigrant Services program.
Rios, a native of Queens, New York, earned a Bachelor of
Arts degree in English from the State University of New York at Stony Brook.
Rios, along with his wife and two sons, have called Charlotte home for 11
His first day on the job will be Tuesday, Jan. 16.
This news release is available in Spanish here. Copies of this news release translated into Vietnamese,
French, German, Greek, Hindi and Mandarin are available upon request.
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