Meet Council At-Large Candidate Taiwanda Wilson

My Name is Taiwanda “Tai” Terry-Wilson and I am running for Trenton City Council at-large. I am running because I believe that Trenton deserves a good government. It deserves a government that is for the people, by the people. Trentonians deserve a governing body that can make tough choices under tough circumstances with a bleak budget. We need candidates who will maintain professional decorum with peers, residents, and those seeking to do business here while articulating and displaying the standards we expect.

As a resident of this city, I am aware of the issues and challenges that we face daily such as absentee landlords, crime, gun violence, property taxes, the quality of services that we receive in relation to what we pay for them, educational concerns, and safety concerns. Each of these things directly have an impact on our quality of life. I know of the hard work and dedication that is required to govern. I am fully prepared and ready to serve.

I have served on the Trenton Zoning Board of Adjustments, Ethics Board, County Planning Board, School Facilities Advisory Board, School Leadership Team, Parent Teachers Association, and as President of both the Villa Park Civic Association and Trenton Central High School Alumni Association.

I am a two-time graduate of the Trenton Police Citizens Academy, the recipient of the Families and Students Together (FAST), Women who get it done every day, and Rising Star awards. I have fought for and with students, teachers, and parents alike on education matters. I have testified before state boards and commissions on behalf of Trentonians. I successfully fought with other residents to secure a new high school for Trenton.

I consistently give back through service and volunteering because I see and believe in our potential. I know how great we are as residents and how powerful we are when we move in unison. I believe that our diversity is an understated and undervalued asset that is untapped. We have diversity in culture, thinking, ideas, and opportunities to try things in new and innovative ways. I believe we should start to capitalize on that and build upon it.

I am committed to Trenton’s success. I have been fighting for a better Trenton for everyone for a very long time and I intend to continue fighting for Trentonians as a member of council.

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