Race and Social Equity Officer Jaqueline Tucker
Jaqueline Tucker directs the City government’s race and social equity programs, and is working to build a framework to ensure policy decisions advance race and social equity for all Alexandria residents. She collaborates with City departments, employees, community members and other stakeholders to help Alexandria become a more equitable community.
Tucker, a former educator who witnessed the injustices of systemic inequity firsthand in her Houston, Texas classroom, brings extensive experience to Alexandria. She served as the first East Region Project Manager for the Government Alliance on Race and Equity (GARE), a national network of governments working to achieve racial equity and advance opportunities for all. The City of Alexandria joined GARE in February 2019.
Tucker, a Texas bar-certified attorney, comes to Alexandria with previous experience as a legal analyst with Deloitte and Touche, a Freedom of Information attorney with the U.S. Department of Agriculture, a community organizer with Families Empowered, and an aide to several members of the U.S. Congress. She holds a bachelor’s degree in political science from Butler University and a Juris Doctor from the Howard University School of Law.