Arcelia Barajas serves as the Deputy Director of the Office of Community Services at the City of Las Vegas. She has over 15 years of experience working in the non-profit and government sectors in Las Vegas with a passion to empower under-served individuals and communities by providing the tools and education they need to make positive transformations. Her experience includes community development at the City of North Las Vegas, case-managing families to self-sufficiency at the Department of Family Services and facilitating to disadvantaged youth at the American Lung Association.
In her current role, Arcelia oversees community development programs, staff development, finance, and budgeting. She serves as a comprehensive strategist for her team and is a servant leader. She is a cross departmental liaison focusing on building bridges for community impact but most importantly, she is building success by coaching and developing a high performing team.
In her spare time, Arcelia facilitates for the Parenting Project where she is responsible for presenting parent education classes/curricula to groups of parents/caregivers to improve their skills and abilities and to build upon their strengths and capacities to promote the healthy development of their child(ren).
Arcelia is married and has four children born and raised in Las Vegas. She is a UNLV Alumni with a Bachelor of Science in Accounting and a Master of Public Administration.
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