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Odette Ramos

Odette Ramos

Executive Director
Community Development Network of Maryland

Odette Ramos

Odette Ramos

Odette Ramos is executive director of the Community Development Network of Maryland.

CDN’s purpose is to promote, strengthen and advocate for Maryland’s community development entities that serve urban, rural and suburban communities. Members provide affordable housing, revitalize communities, stabilize families and encourage small business development. They include community development nonprofit organizations, public agencies and small developers.

Before joining CDN, Ramos founded Strategic Management Consulting, LLC, in 2005. Her work focused on community building in Baltimore, with particular emphasis on organizational development and strengthening. Before that, she was the executive director and founder of the Baltimore Neighborhood Indicators Alliance.

She was elected in 2018 to serve a second term on the Baltimore City Democratic Central Committee. She is also a member of the new class of Emerge Maryland, a nonprofit that identifies and trains Democratic women seeking political office.

She was named the 2009 Woman of the Year for Management Consulting by the National Association of Professional Women and named one of Maryland’s Top 100 Women by the Daily Record in 2007.

This is a winner profile from The Daily Record's 2019 Influential Marylanders awards.

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