Honorable Roland Yorke
Roland Yorke has served as Consul General for Belize in Los Angeles for the last 9 years. Prior to coming to the Consulate, he worked as a Multi-Purpose Senior Center Director in the Second Superensial District for the County of Los Angeles.
His journey started in 1961 when he migrated to the United States and settled between the Bronx and Manhattan Bouroghs. Having always had an interest in community advocacy, he became attracted to leaders like Congressman Adam Clayton Powell, Jessie Gray and the then State Assembly Person Shirley Chisholm, who later ran for President of the United States in a Democrat Primary. It was as a consequence of her New York Legislation that ultimately enabled Roland to obtain a full scholarship to Onandaga Community College and later Syracuse University (SU). “Her Seek Legislation” gave educational opportunities to minorities in State of the New York.
Upon graduating from SU with a Sociology degree with emphasis on Public Administration and Advocacy, Consul General along with his wife Sylvia, moved to Los Angeles where members of his family resided and commenced working for Los Angeles County Department of Community & Senior Services.