Patrice Robinson

RERC Member

Patrice Jordan Robinson is the District 3 representative on the Memphis City Council and served as the chair during the peak of the pandemic in 2020. Robinson was re-elected in November 2019 to serve an additional four years. From 2000-2013, Robinson served in her elected role on the Memphis City/Shelby County Schools Board of Education Commissions where she was Board President in 2004 and 2007. She distinguished herself as a Board member by chairing the Policy, Personnel, Audit, and Capital Improvements Committees and serving as an active participant on the Prevailing Wages Commission.  While 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 determine Tennessee School Boards Association’s legislative agenda. Robinson is one of roughly 50 of the 900 board members in Tennessee who have achieved the distinction of Master School Boardsman in Tennessee.

Robinson’s professional expertise spans more than three decades in Human Resources, Training and Development, Counseling, Job Development and Grant Writing. She is a certified Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR). She retired from Memphis Light, Gas and Water Division as a Supervisor in Assessment & Development.

Councilwoman Robinson chairs the MLGW (Memphis Light, Gas & Water) Committee. Additionally, Robinson acts as the liaison to the Aging Commission and the Memphis Light Gas & Water Board, Pension Board, and the Pension Investment Board. 

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 an emphasis in Management and Industrial Relations, from Memphis State University.