Tami Sawyer’s life’s work and passion is people: ensuring they’re represented, heard, valued, and included. Tami represents District 7 in Memphis as their Shelby County Commissioner. As a thought leader on social justice, she has been a writer and guest on outlets such as CNN, BBC, Al-Jazeera, and Huffington Post.
In 2017, Tami founded #takeemdown901, the successful movement to remove Confederate statues in Memphis. Tami is listed on the 2018 Ebony Power 100 & 2019 Memphis Business Journal Power 100. She serves on the local boards of NAACP & Planned Parenthood. She is a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha, Incorporated.