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Tameika Devine

Councilmember

Columbia, SC

Biography

City Councilwoman Tameika made history in 2002 when she became the first African-American female to serve on City Council and the first African-American to be elected At-Large.

As a member of City Council, Councilwoman Devine has been a champion of many causes, but the development and empowerment of youth and women and the promotion healthy lifestyles are causes that touch her on a personal level.

Councilwoman Devine recently elected to her 5th term on council, making her currently the 2nd longest serving sitting councilmember, although she is the youngest member of the 6-member council.

Councilwoman Devine continues to make headlines as a true civil servant who is not afraid to stand up for what is right even if it is unpopular.  She is a champion of many causes including the War on Poverty, the fight against domestic violence, the empowerment of youth and the promotion of healthy lifestyles.

Councilwoman Devine also serves on the Board of Women in Municipal Government and on the National League of Cities’ Institute for Youth, Education and Families and the  Economic Mobility Task Force.  She is also part of the 2017 class of Women in Government sponsored by Governing Magazine.

Councilwoman Devine is one half of a dynamic couple.  She is married to Jamie L. Devine, a member of the Richland One Board of School Commissioners.

Although, the Devine’s continue to be very busy in the community, their priority is being parents to their children,  Tamia, Jade and Jameson.  They are also the parents to a beautiful angel baby, James Henry, who was born into heaven on August 28, 2014.

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