Merika Coleman

Alabama State Rep, 57th District, Democratic  



  • Gender
    Female

    Family
    Husband: Edward; 2 Children: Elexia, Xaviar.

    Hometown
    Birmingham, AL

    Education
    MPA, University of Alabama, Birmingham, 1997
    BA, Mass Communication, University of Alabama, Birmingham, 1995.


    Professional
    Director, Economic and Community Development, City of Bessemer, present
    Economic Justice Strategist, Greater Birmingham Ministries, 1999-present
    Fleming Fellow, Center for Policy Alternatives, 2004
    Policy Analyst, Alabama Arise, 1999
    Instructor, Miles College, 1997-1999
    Adjunct Instructor of Government, Lawson State Community College
    Director/Adjunct Instructor, Community and Economic Development, Lawson State Community College.

    Political
    Representative, Alabama State House of Representatives, 2002-present
    Delegate, American Council of Young Political Leaders, Japan, 2003.

    Religion
    Baptist

    Congressional Membership
    Steering Committee Member, Birmingham Mayor's Roundtable on Housing
    Member, Center on Policy Alternatives, Women's Caucus and Southern Caucus.

    Organizations
    Board member, Greater Birmingham Ministries, present
    Executive Board Member, Midfield Neighborhood Association, present
    Founding member, Midfield Voter's League, present
    Board Member, Saint Mary's Catholic School, present
    Member, Alabama Citizens Policy Project
    Board Member, Christian Women's Leadership Center
    Member, Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Incorporated
    Advisory Committee Member, Wider Opportunities for Women-Self Sufficiency Standards.

Alabama
Last Update
10/11/2009
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