Linda Alvarado-Arce is the Executive Director of the Board of Community Relations & the Better Community Relations Board for the City of Toledo. She works closely with the current Mayor, City Council, County Commissioners, community organizations, Block Watch organizations, businesses, faith-based organizations, unions, community development corporations, public and private schools, youth programs, City of Toledo offices, area universities and colleges, a twenty-six member board, and also a seven member board that is charged with promoting, empowering, and supporting citizens and neighborhoods to create social justice, equal opportunities, and a harmonious environment among the neighborhood groups and public institutions. Moreover, her position intervenes in conflicts and disputes by providing investigation, facilitation and mediation services. She is a certified Mediator and Licensed Social Worker in the State of Ohio.
Linda holds a Bachelor’s of Arts (BA), with a major in Social Work. She has a Master in Education (M.Ed.), majoring in Foundations and Leadership, specializing in Theory and Social Foundations, Latino/a Studies, Parent and Community Involvement, Peace and Human Rights Education, and Educational Psychology; while gaining a minor in gifted education. Mrs. Alvarado-Arce has all but her dissertation completed for her doctorate (Ph.D.) from the Judith Herb College of Education, Health Science and Human Services, at The University of Toledo in Foundations, Education and Leadership.