Commissioner Tami Sawyer

District 7
Midtown and Binghampton in Shelby County

Meeting Schedule

Meeting Agenda/Minutes/Audio/Video

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    Tami Sawyer (D)

    Commissioner: District 7

  2. Contact

    Physical Address
    160 N. Main Street
    Suite 600
    Memphis, TN 38103

    Phone: (901) 222-1000
    Fax: (901) 222-1002

  1. Ashley Haynes

    Legislative Research Analyst

  1. Shelby County Commissioner Tami Sawyer represents District 7 in Memphis, TN and is the former chair of the Law Enforcement committee. She is also a candidate to be Mayor of Memphis and the first woman Mayor. She is Managing Director, Executive Affairs at Teach For America - Memphis. Sawyer is an active contributor to the continued movement for social justice and racial equity in the South and has been featured on major outlets such as CNN, BBC, Al-Jazeera and Huffington Post. Sawyer was recognized by Ebony Magazine in the 2018 Power 100 list. Sawyer is the first Speaker in Residence of Clayborn Temple. Sawyer founded #takeemdown901, the successful movement to remove Confederate statues in Memphis. Sawyer is Education Co-Chair of the NAACP Memphis Branch and a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha, Incorporated and The Links, Incorporated. Sawyer is a graduate of University of Memphis and attended Howard University School of Law.

Committee Assignments

Education Chair
Core City, Neighborhoods and Housing Vice Chair
Community Enhancement Grants Vice Chair

Board Assignments

Juvenile Court Committee
EOC Appeals Board
Shelby County Cares Act Consensus Committee