Tami Sawyer (D)

Board of Commissioners
Title: Commissioner: District 7

Tami Sawyer is a Shelby County Commissioner and Chair of Education in her hometown of Memphis, TN. She is a social justice activist who is Chair of the Memphis NAACP Legal Defense Fund, leader of #Takeemdown901 and recipient of the Ebony Power 100 Award. She has written on racial justice for CNN and Huffington Post and is a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha, Inc. and the Links, Inc. Sawyer is currently pursuing an MA in Communication at her alma mater, University of Memphis, with a focus on race & gender rhetorical studies. 

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