Black History Boston: The Black women of the City Council

The Boston City Council is the legislative body of the City of Boston. Councilors help constituents by connecting them to resources, services, and City departments.

Thank you, Councilor Campbell, Council President Janey, and Councilor Edwards for all your contributions to Boston! 

Andrea Campbell

District: 4
Neighborhoods: Dorchester, Mattapan, Roslindale, and Jamaica Plain
In Office Since: 2016
Predecessor: Charles Yancey (1984-2015)
Education: Boston Latin School, Princeton University, UCLA Law School
– First Black woman to serve as the President of the Boston City Council
– First Black woman to represent District 4

Kim Janey

District: 7
Neighborhoods: Roxbury, parts of South End and Fenway
In Office Since: 2018
Predecessors: Bruce Bolling (1982-1991)Chuck Turner (2000-2010), Tito Jackson (2011-2017)
Education: Smith College
– Second Black woman to serve as the President of City Council
– First Black woman to serve as the Councilor of District 7

Lydia Edwards

District: 1
Neighborhoods: East Boston, Charlestown, and North End
In Office Since: 2018
Predecessor: Salvatore LaMattina
Education: American University Washington College of Law
– First Black woman to serve as the City Councilor of District 1
– Named Bostonian of the year by the Boston Globe (2015)

Contact Department: Diversity

Publish Date: Thu, 02/27/2020 – 9:56am