Chris Davis

 
City Commission
Title: Commissioner


Commissioner Chris Davis is a Graduate of Florida Agriculture and Mechanical University (FAMU). After completing his Bachelors of Science Degree in Sociology in 2010 and Master Degree in Public Administration from FAMU in 2012, Chris decided to return back to his community to empower residents and assist in social change. As a lifetime Opa-locka resident, 2017 Community Scholar in Affordable Housing and a recipient of a National Grassroots Initiative award from the American Planning Association for the construction of a community built park in the City, he was excited to compete for a commission seat in the City of Opa-locka and for
all of his hard work and perseverance on the campaign trail, he was victorious and now serves as a Commissioner for the City.

For the past nine years, Commissioner Davis has lived in the city and currently works as a second grade educator for Miami-Dade County Public Schools. He also runs the independent living program at His House Children's Home where he assists youth that have aged out of the foster care system. He has served on the Zoning and Community Relations and Recreational Activities Advisory Board for the City of Opa-locka. He has championed causes for residents and has built a locally inspired park in the Magnolia North Neighborhood, also nicknamed "The Triangle,”. Leading Multiple Grassroots Initiatives, Commissioner Davis is a Certified Grant Writer that has written and won over $100,000 in grants for the OLCDC, organized resident leadership training's, registered over 800 voters in the 2016 election, and spearheaded a poetry workshop at North Dade Middle School for students to address local art shortages in schools. As an organizer, he coordinated Post Hurricane Irma relief in the Opa-locka community serving over 300 residents over the course of a 3 day period by hosting an adhoc event.

As an advocate for residents, Commissioner Chris Co-organized a Non Partisan Political forum for the 2016 election in Opa-locka, a collaborative effort between the Miami Dade Commission on Ethics, OLCDC and former Miami Dade County Commissioner Katy Sorenson. Commissioner Davis also co - organized a Citizen Leadership Academy to teach residents how to advocate for issues or a campaign, as well as worked with tenants in the Gardens Apartments AKA the “Back Blues” to organize a tenant association which ultimately led to safety and building improvements being made by management.

 

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