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G. Paul Cloutier

Paul is the Community Relations Officer (CRO) for USCIS District 32.  He assumed his role on December 15, 2017.  Paul is responsible for developing and maintaining collaborative relationships with community-based organizations, faith-based and advocacy groups, employer and employee associations, ESL/Civics instructors, international, business, legal, and law enforcement entities, and other such stakeholders who have daily interactions with the immigrant community.  Paul will also be responsible for implementing outreach initiatives to help stakeholders and immigrants understand USCIS policies and programs.

Paul joined federal service in 2007 as a Tribal Liaison for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Northwestern Division and Portland District located in Portland, Oregon.  Prior to Paul’s appointment to federal service, he served as the Native American Affairs Director for the Michigan Department of Human Service in Lansing, Michigan. He has also served first as a Community Health Representative and then the Tribal Health and Human Services Director, Political Affairs Director, and Education Director for the Nottawaseppi Huron Band of Potawatomi in Athens, Michigan. 

Paul earned a Bachelors of Science degree in Human Development from Warner Pacific College in Portland, Oregon.  He also has a Masters of Public Administration degree from the Mark O. Hatfield School of Government located within Portland State University in Portland, Oregon.