Tania Del Rio
Mayor Martin J. Walsh announced the appointment of Tania Del Rio as diversity outreach director, a new role created to ensure the city’s strategic plan for diversity is implemented throughout the city of Boston. Tania joins Chief Diversity Officer Danielson Tavares in advancing the mayor’s goals of increasing diversity across Boston’s workforce and ensuring that city government reflects its people.
“Tania is a skilled professional who brings a wealth of knowledge and experience in working with both public and private sector entities to this role, and I am excited to have her on board as the diversity outreach director,” said Walsh. “I’m proud of the steps we’ve taken and the progress we’ve made to make sure the city’s workforce is reflective of the city itself, and I am confident that Tania’s expertise will help bring us one step closer towards achieving our diversity goals.”
As the diversity outreach director, Del Rio will be responsible for outreach and recruitment efforts to the community at large to promote diversity in Boston; developing and maintaining relationships with businesses, nonprofits, educational and religious organizations; compiling, tracking and reviewing diversity statistics; and serving as a point of contact for both internal and external audiences.
“I’m tremendously excited to join the City of Boston and the mayor’s effort to make opportunities equally available for people from all demographic groups and to ensure that our workforce can reflect Boston’s richly diverse population,” said Del Rio. “It is a mission that I deeply care about and hope to make much progress towards in this new role.”
Prior to joining the city’s Office of Diversity, Tania Del Rio served as the head of the Protection and Community Affairs Departments at the Consulate of Mexico in Boston. In that role, she focused on ensuring the rights of immigrants in New England were protected, and collaborated with community leaders to amplify their advocacy efforts. This work put her in contact with people from a broad range of experiences, including prison populations, children and youth, faith-based and cultural organizations, as well as private sector partners.