Alisha is a passionate public servant, mental health advocate, leader, and visionary who is dedicated to community empowerment, social justice, and liberation. Born and raised in Saint Louis, MO, Alisha has almost a decade of experience as a community organizer. After running a city-wide campaign for the Board of Education and losing by 26 votes, she was appointed by Mayor Jones in May 2021 to the BOE.
As a BOE member, Alisha has been instrumental in passing historic raises for teachers, supporting a $160 million dollar tax bond to invest in schools, and advocating for raising the district's minimum wage to $15 an hour. She understands that too many individuals and families struggle to make ends meet and access basic necessities, such as safe and affordable housing, small business support, reproductive justice, and public safety.
Alisha is now running for alder of the new Seventh Ward because she believes our city can do better and that the Seventh Ward should be a place for everyone. She is committed to investing in youth and families, promoting safe and affordable housing, and advocating for a holistic approach to public safety.
Alisha's dedication to community service is natural to her, and she is excited to bring her experience, passion, and vision to the Seventh Ward.