Patrice Robinson

RERC Member

City Council Vice Chairwoman Patrice Jordan Robinson was elected to the Memphis City Council in November 2015. A former Memphis City/Shelby County Schools Board of Education Commissioner and Board President in 2004 and 2007, Robinson was elected in 2000 and served until August 2013. As a Board member, she distinguished herself by chairing the Policy, Personnel, Audit, and Capital Improvements Committees, as well as an active participant on the Prevailing Wages Commission.  While serving on the Tennessee School Boards Association’s Board of Directors, Robinson also served as the MCS Board representative on the 2010-2011 Tennessee Legislative Network as the President, which is composed of school board members statewide who set the legislative agenda for the Tennessee School Boards Association.  With more than 900 School Board members in the state of Tennessee, Robinson is one of approximately 50 board members that have earned the designation as a Master School Boardsman in Tennessee.

She has 30-plus years of professional experience in Human Resources, Training and Development, Counseling, Job Development and Grant Writing. Robinson is a certified Senior Professional in Human Resources.  She retired as a Supervisor, Assessment & Development, at Memphis Light Gas and Water Division.

Robinson earned a Master of Science degree in Technological and Adult Education from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville and a bachelor's degree in Business Administration, with emphasis in Management and Industrial Relations, from Memphis State University.

Vice Chairwoman Robinson serves as the Chair of the MLGW (Memphis Light, Gas & Water) Committee, the Vice-Chair of & Environment Committee, and the Vice-Chair of Planning and Zoning Committee. Councilwoman Robinson also serves as the Liaison of The Healthcare Oversight Board and the Memphis Light Gas & Water Board.

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