Liz Cedillo-Pereira joins Network Leadership Committee

Welcoming America is pleased to welcome Mary Elizbeth (Liz) Cedillo-Pereira as the newest member of our Network Leadership Committee.

Liz Cedillo-Pereira is currently the Chief of Equity and Inclusion for the City of Dallas, TX. She previously served as the Director of the Office of Welcoming Communities and Immigrant Affairs (WCIA) where she oversaw the Strategic Welcoming Plan for the City of Dallas.

A native Dallas-ite, Liz has more than 15 years of experience at the federal, state, and local level in human rights, immigration, and anti-trafficking. Prior to joining the City of Dallas, Liz served as Senior Advisor to the Director of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement where she focused on immigration policy and the agency’s implementation of numerous policy priorities.

Liz is board certified in immigration and nationality law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. She received her Bachelor of Arts in English from the University of Pennsylvania, and a Juris Doctorate from Southern Methodist University Dedman School of Law.

In joining the Network Leadership Committee, Liz and other members contribute their knowledge and experience to help shape Welcoming America’s programs and assist the organization and its members deliver on the mission to create more welcoming and inclusive communities. 

When asked why she is interested in serving on the Network Leadership Committee, Liz said, “I’m excited and honored to represent the City of Dallas to serve on the Network Leadership Committee to impart knowledge and insights gained in the spectrum of my experiences as an attorney, policy advisor, and executive leader at the municipal level and to learn from peer cities, counties and states.”