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Nagender’s Interview with Fatmata Barrie

Fatmata Barrie is a practicing attorney and community activist. She has over 20 years of experience as a community and civil rights advocate. Fatmata earned her law degree from the University of Florida Levin College of Law and her bachelor’s in psychology from HBCUs Florida Agricultural & Mechanical University. She is the owner of the Barrie Law Center. Fatmata emigrated to the U.S. from Sierra Leone, West Africa at age the age of eleven.

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Nagender’s Interview with Executive Director of CASA, Gustavo Torres

Executive Director of CASA, Gustavo Torres oversees the largest Latino and immigrant organization in the Mid-Atlantic. Gustavo came to the United States from Colombia. He joined CASA’s staff as a community organizer and became CASA’s executive director in 1994. Under his leadership, CASA has grown from a small social service organization to over 125,000 members entity. His tireless efforts expanded CASA in Maryland, Virginia, Georgia and Pennsylvania.

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Nagender’s Interview with Jake Weissmann

Nagender Madavaram discussed with Assistant Chief Administrative Officer, Jake Weissmann about various issues in the county. Weissmann brings legislative and State operations experience to Montgomery County. Most recently, he served as Chief of Staff, Office of the Senate President for the Maryland State Senate. He is an experienced manager of both staff and budgets and knows how to work collaboratively with diverse and varied coalitions. The interview covers topics of transportation, economy, jobs, Montgomery County Revenue Authority, environment, supporting of businesses, and Department of Housing Affairs.

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