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Steering Committee Announcement

Thad Williamson for Richmond City Council announces a 26-member Steering Committee.


The Committee includes 5th District residents as well as community leaders from a variety of neighborhoods and sectors, all committed to helping ensure Thad is successful in his campaign for a thriving 5th District. The Steering Committee will work closely with campaign staff members – Eric Payne (Campaign Manager), Tobias Estes (Deputy Campaign Manager), and Teresa Caviness (Treasurer and Senior Advisor).


Williamson says: “I am incredibly proud to announce this Committee. As a professor of leadership studies, I know that the most successful teams have diversity of experience, diversity of thought, and diversity of networks. Bringing people together sparks creativity and new insights. We have built a team that looks like the 5th District and is committed to working toward an inclusive, equitable Richmond.”


For more information on the campaign and Thad’s plan for #AThrivingFifth, including a detailed policy platform, visit ThadForRva.com.


Thad Williamson for Richmond City Council 2019 Steering Committee


(Organizations listed for identification purposes only and do not imply endorsement.)


Ms. Beth Almore – Richmond Public Schools music teacher (4 schools, including Swansboro ES)


Mr. Aaron Berryhill – VCU graduate student (Planning), former teacher and current track coach (George Wythe HS)


Dr. Ram Bhagat – Restorative Justice Educator, arts innovator, and mindfulness leader, Richmond Public Schools


Dr. Yvonne Jones Bibbs – Pastor - Sixth Baptist Church


Rev. Ben Campbell – Pastor Emeritus - Richmond Hill


Ms. Britni Clark – 5th District resident (Randolph), brand and content strategist


Ms. Heather Crislip – Nonprofit CEO and Vice President - Binford MS PTA


Ms. Cate Engel – Richmond Area Manager - The Choice Group (Vocational Rehabilitation), past PTA officer (John B. Cary ES)


Ms. Samantha Garbus – 5th District resident (Byrd Park), former finance officer and community volunteer


Ms. Libby Germer – 5th District resident, Member of Maymont Civic League, former RPS history teacher (George Wythe HS)


Mr. Bill Harrison – 5th District resident (Byrd Park) and Nonprofit Executive Director


Ms. Cora Hayes – 5th District resident (Randolph), board member, Central Virginia Legal Aid Society and Legal Aid Justice Center, founder of REPHRAME (Residents in Public Housing in Richmond Against Mass Eviction)


Ms. Grace Holcomb – 5th District resident (Byrd Park), Teammate Enablement - SunTrust


Ms. Addie Johnson – VCU graduate class of 2019 and community activist


Mr. David Jones – 5th District resident (Byrd Park), Owner - David F. Jones & Son Construction., LLC and youth advocate


Mr. Bobby Keener – 5th District resident (Carytown), Technology Innovations Officer - VA Department of Education


Ms. Courtney Layman – 5th District resident (Woodland Heights), local organizational consultant - The Spark Mill


Mr. Rudolph McCollum – former 5th District City Council representative and former Mayor of the City of Richmond


Mr. Clarence McGill – 5th District resident (Carillon), small business owner and workforce development specialist (Sheriff’s Office); member of the Syracuse Eight


Mr. Liam Mulcahy – Richmond Public Schools math teacher


Ms. Rupa Murthy – Education advocate and PTA President, Albert Hill MS


Mr. Dayshaun Penn – 5th District resident (Swansboro), Richmond Public Schools student (HS Senior)


Mr. Bryce Robertson – RPS graduate, immigration lawyer, community activist and education advocate


Mr. Garrett Sawyer – Open HS graduate, project manager and community activist


Dr. Genevieve Siegel-Hawley – 5th District resident (Byrd Park) and VCU Associate Professor of Education


Ms. Ash Taylor-Beierl – VCU graduate student (Education) and academic professional