Official Press Release
For Immediate Release: December 22nd, 2015
Contact: Dana Griffin, Rdixon4council@gmail.com
Community Advocate Seeks To Effect Change As Council Member
Rysheema Dixon formally announces her candidacy for Wilmington City Council Member At-Large. An alumna of the University of Delaware (B.A., Sociology) and the School for International Training (M.A., Sustainable Development/International Policy and Management), Dixon’s service to Wilmington began with her role as a Public Ally with the Wilmington HOPE Commission in Southbridge in 2009. Since that time, Ms. Dixon has worked in several capacities to add value and improve the quality of life of Wilmington citizens including serving as Chair of the South Wilmington Planning Network, Project Coordinator/Consultant at the HOPE Commission, Community Relations/Advocate Consultant at the Henrietta Johnson Medical Center, and as a Health Strategist Consultant for Nemours Health and Prevention Services. Ms. Dixon serves on several committees ranging from health & wellness to education to youth engagement, in Wilmington and is well known as an advocate in the community development field.
In 2011, Ms. Dixon founded RD Innovative Planning, a business she developed to provide an array of professional services to local community agencies and business start-ups. Through this work, she aims to not only stimulate the local economy but to also empower businesses and nonprofit organizations to meet the needs of Wilmington residents.
As an At-Large member of City Council, Dixon hopes to continue her dedication to serving Wilmington residents by empowering them through her community development and entrepreneurship platform:
- Business attraction and development
- Fostering positive relationships and collaboration among businesses, non-profits and the public sector
- Strengthening organizations through local human capital
- Incubating creativity and innovation among local youth
- Increasing access to technology
If elected, Dixon is committed to working with people from all backgrounds and perspectives to re-shape the current narrative and image of Wilmington through economic opportunity and community safety.
Ms. Dixon is your “Strong from the Ground Up” candidate.
For more information, please contact: Dana Griffin, Rdixon4council@gmail.com
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