Assistant County Manager
Assistant County Manager Raul Torres has been with Arlington County since 1999. He also serves as Executive Director of Arlington County’s Human Rights Commission. The Commission’s primary responsibility is to receive, investigate, and conciliate complaints from persons who believe they have been victims of unlawful discrimination.
Mr. Torres supervises the community corrections unit, which provides probation services to misdemeanor offenders. He serves as the Equal Employment Opportunity Officer for the County, which include handling employee complaints and developing the County’s Affirmative Action Plan. In addition to his programmatic duties, Mr. Torres handles special projects for the County Manager. He served as legislative liaison to the General Assembly in 2002 and is designated point of contact for minority and multicultural issues.
Mr. Torres’ experience prior to coming to work for the County includes having worked in the U.S. Congress, representing cities before federal agencies, and having a private law practice.
Mr. Torres graduated as a Certified Public Manager from the Metropolitan Washington Council of Government (COG) Institute for Regional Excellence (IRE) Executive Development program, which assists local government managers in the Washington metropolitan area in dealing with the challenges of providing services and meeting the needs of residents in a growing metropolitan area.
Mr. Torres is an attorney with a Master’s degree in Labor Laws from George Washington University National Law Center.