Kim Wilkins is a native of Syracuse, NY and a graduate of Utica College of Syracuse University with a BA in English. She moved to the Washington, D.C. area in 1989 and has lived in Falls Church since 1997. Kim has worked for the Department of Justice in an immigration-related office (also in Mason District) since 1991. In her current position as Diversity Coordinator, Kim has started an outreach program with local schools by bringing students into her office to hear guest speakers (such as Holocaust survivors, college professors, local celebrities) and meet government attorneys and managers who provide students with information on careers with the government. She and her colleagues also go to local schools for career day programs and to assist with judging projects related to business development. She works to ensure a diverse and inclusive environment where each colleague is valued for their contributions to the success of the organization’s mission. As the co-facilitator of her office’s Diversity and Inclusion Dialogue Program, she is being recognized by the Attorney General for Outstanding Leadership in Equal Employment Opportunity at a ceremony on November 10, 2016. She and her husband, James (a life-long Mason District resident), have three children: two sons at J.E.B. Stuart High School and a daughter at Belvedere Elementary School. Kim has been active in the community by working with the PTAs of the local schools, coaching and acting as a grade level commissioner for basketball for AGBC, participating in Mason District Little League in a variety of capacities, forming a group of Fairfax County parents of kids with vision impairments, and working on a local traffic-calming task force among other things.