Baltimore’s Employment Development Director Jason Perkins-Cohen Resigns

The director of the Mayor’s Office of Employment Development, Jason Perkins-Cohen, is resigning from his role after eight years, the mayor’s office announced Tuesday.

“It has been a tremendous honor to serve my hometown and work within the agency to bring truth to our shared value that ‘every resident deserves the opportunity for meaningful work and a hopeful future,” Perkins-Cohen said in a statement. “Thank you Mayor Scott for entrusting me and for your historic investment in the city’s workforce that is paying dividends now and for generations to come.”

Mackenzie Garvin, chief of staff in the employment development office, will serve as acting director after Perkins-Cohen’s resignation, effective March 21.