Florence (Flo) Glynn
Florence (Flo) Glynn (she/her/hers & they/them/theirs) is the Training & Development Specialist for the Mayor's Office of Language and Communications Access (OLCA) for the City of Boston. In this role, Flo develops and facilitates trainings and resources to guide City departments on accessibility for people who speak languages other than English (LOTE) and people with disabilities.
Before OLCA, Flo worked at the Mayor's Office for Immigrant Advancement (MOIA), where she co-piloted the first Immigrants Lead Boston program of 2020 as a Rappaport Fellow and then Program Coordinator for Immigrants Lead Boston. She later advocated for equitable policy change for immigrants in Boston and beyond as the Graduate Policy Associate at MOIA. One of the highlights of her work as Graduate Policy Associate was co-piloting the Weaving Well-Being Grants to expand mental health programming for immigrant communities. These accomplishments nourished Flo's passion for civic engagement, policy advocacy, and community building.
Flo grew up in Virginia with her French family (and two cats) and graduated from the College of William & Mary with a B.A. in Religious Studies and Psychology. She continued her studies, graduating with a MSW/MTS from Boston University’s School of Social Work and School of Theology. Flo is fluent in French and proficient in Spanish. She intertwines her experience as a queer French American with her pursuit of conflict transformation, social justice, meaning-making, and community-centered design and development of programs and policies. To promote collective well-being and agency, Flo believes in the power of creating just, expansive, and accessible spaces for people to be civically involved.