Baltimore Mayor Brandon M. Scott (D) on Thursday announced Natasha Mehu as the director of the Mayor’s Office of Government Relations, where she will coordinate affairs between city, state and federal legislative offices, the city comptroller’s office and other local governments.
Mehu was the legislative director for the Maryland Association of Counties, where she worked on policy development and analysis in business affairs, government liability and courts. MACo is a non-profit organization that represents Maryland counties and local government’s needs before the Maryland General Assembly.
She is on the Board of Directors for the Maryland Government Relations Association.
“Building a team that can advocate for Baltimore and forge a more transparent, equitable and accountable city is of the utmost importance to me,” Scott said in a statement. “I have full confidence in Natasha’s ability to build strong working relationships with our local, state and federal partners for the benefit of Baltimore residents.”
Before working at MACo, Mehu was a project manager for the Home Owners Preserving Equity program in the Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development’s Division of Neighborhood Revitalization, where she managed legal service agencies that provided foreclosure prevention assistance to Marylanders.
Mehu is a graduate of the University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law.
Earlier this week, Scott announced Christopher J. Shorter as Baltimore’s first chief administrative officer and Michael Huber as his chief of staff.