Angel Luis Irene
A native of Puerto Rico, Angel Luis Irene
has built a distinguished public service career working to find solutions to the needs and problems facing the ever -growing Latino community in the District of Columbia.
In 1974, Mr. Irene served as the first Latino Social Worker with the DC Chapter of the America Red Cross.
In 1977 he worked as the first Latino Legislative Aide to the District's Delegate to Congress.
From 1979-1981, he served as the third Executive Director of the DC Council of Latino Agencies.
In 1981, Mr. Irene worked for the DC Office of Personnel to establish a citywide Hispanic recruitment program and later served as special assistant to both the Associate Director of Operations and the Deputy Director of Personnel.
In 1999, he was recruited by the DC City Administrator to assist with the establishment of the new DC Department of Motor Vehicles where he held a variety of key positions including Chief of the Management, Planning and Analysis Division.
He has also helped to establish the Bilingual Translation Act, the Council of Latino Agencies, the Office of Latino Affairs, and the Latino Commission.
Mr. Irene currently serves as Executive Director of Vida Senior Centers (formerly known as EOFULA, Educational Organization for United Latin Americans), the oldest Latino community-based organization in the District of Columbia.
Serving on more than seven mayoral commissions and task forces, Mr. Irene
has received over 25 employment related and community awards recognizing his
dedication and contributions to the DC Latino Community.
He earned a Bachelor's Degree in Political Science and Economics from the University of Puerto Rico and completed the course work for a Masters Degree in Government from Georgetown University.