Meet the Inaugural UNUM Fellows
UNUM Fellows’ first cohort includes a diverse set of Southern elected leaders, from rural mayors to suburban school board members to county commissioners and big-city mayors. This select group will embark on a year-long journey to address inequitable and discriminatory policies and practices within their communities. Uniquely positioned to redesign broken systems, they begin this signature program amidst a renewed national movement towards racial and economic justice.
Wardine T. Alexander
City Councilor, Council President Pro Tempore, Birmingham, AL
Willie F. Brooks, Jr.
County Commissioner, Shelby County, TN
County Board Member, Arlington County, VA
Solicitor of the Fifth Circuit, Richland and Kershaw Counties, SC
School Board Member, Arlington County, VA
Dorothy L. Heffron
School Board Member and Vice-Chair, Chesterfield County School Board, Chesterfield County, VA
Mayor, West Palm Beach, FL
Brian E. Rowland
Mayor, Prairie View, TX
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Mayor, Ville Platte, LA
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Virgil Watkins, Jr.
County Commissioner, Macon-Bibb County Board of Commission, Macon-Bibb County, GA
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