My full statement in support of a Non-Discrimination Ordinance for the City of Tucker
“I’m an enthusiastic supporter of a Non-Discrimination Ordinance and ally of my LGBTQ neighbors. Inclusion is a central focus of my campaign, and inclusion must be a top priority for our increasingly diverse city. Tucker residents should know that the city is committed to protecting them from discrimination of any kind.
I commend my Tucker neighbors who have already done the hard work in advocating for and drafting a Non-Discrimination Ordinance. The lack of willingness of our elected officials to even discuss the proposed ordinance is a glaring example of failed leadership, and speaks to the urgent need for new voices on the Tucker City Council who value diversity and will take this first, most basic step toward inclusion.”
Please learn more about the Tucker Non-Discrimination Ordinance at TuckerOpenDoor.com
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
August 18, 2021
Nonprofit leader and advocate Alexis Weaver announces run for Tucker City Council, District 3
TUCKER, Ga. — Alexis Weaver, an anti-hunger advocate and urban planner with nearly two decades of experience in economic and community development, is running to serve on the Tucker City Council, representing District 3, Post 1.
Weaver, a mom of three young children, is a senior manager at the Atlanta Community Food Bank, where she helps low-income Georgians achieve economic mobility utilizing the charitable food system and also assists food pantries across metro Atlanta increase their impact. She is a board member of Tucker’s NETWorks Cooperative Ministry and a deacon at Smoke Rise Baptist Church.
“Our family loves living in Tucker,” Weaver said. “We chose to make Tucker home eight years ago because of the rich diversity of this community and its terrific amenities. It is important to me to be rooted in a community where everyone has an opportunity to flourish and find success. I am running for Tucker City Council, District 3, because I believe it is essential to have representation that reflects the inclusive values of our community.
She emphasized that inclusion and empowerment have been central to her career and will be at the forefront of her campaign.
“Through two decades working to address poverty, homelessness and hunger in communities, I have focused on empowering stakeholders to have a seat at tables of power and a voice in the way decisions are made,” she said. “Our city is at a precipice of growth that can either offer opportunity for a few, or opportunity for all. I am a leader who intentionally seeks to increase citizen engagement and bring in and amplify the unheard voices of our diverse community, and I will be a champion for an open and inclusive government that provides opportunities for all residents to engage, contribute to and thrive.”
She noted the importance of her three children seeing and valuing civic engagement to ensure that their community is a safe and welcoming place to grow up in.
“Tucker is a young city experiencing fast and multi-faceted growth that requires creative solutions to the complex challenges we face,” Weaver said. “Strong and representative leadership energized for the present as well as the future is needed now more than ever.”
Weaver details some of her campaign priorities at Alexis4Tucker.com. These include:
- Act on Inclusion
- Leverage our Economic Growth
- Expand and Enhance Parks and Recreation
- Increase Citizen Engagement & Transparency
- Focus on Community-Based Solutions
- Improve Public Infrastructure
When not enjoying the playgrounds, trails and tennis courts at nearby Henderson Park, Weaver said she and her husband can be found cheering on and coaching their two Livsey Elementary students playing football, soccer, basketball and tennis.
Weaver is a graduate of Baylor University (B.A., Economics and Environmental Studies) and the University of Texas at Austin (M.S., Community and Regional Planning). Her husband, Dr. Aaron Weaver, a University of Georgia graduate, is director of communications for a national faith-based nonprofit based in Decatur, Ga., and affiliate faculty at Emory University. They have three children: Oliver (9), Miriam (7) and Hannah (2).
Learn more about Alexis Weaver and join and support her campaign for Tucker City Council, District 3 at www.Alexis4Tucker.com.