At-Large Position 4

Council Member Amanda Edwards

Council Member Amanda Edwards
Amanda K. Edwards serves as the Houston City Council Member in the At-Large Position 4.  She is also an attorney and native Houstonian with a passion for building communities through public service. Amanda knows the City of Houston faces critical challenges and key opportunities, and is serving on City Council to be part of long-term solutions that will move all of Houston forward. 

Growing up in northwest Houston, Amanda’s passion for community building began at an early age. Amanda lost her father to cancer as a teenager, and his battle opened her eyes to serious policy deficiencies in the U.S. health care system and inspired her to effect change by empowering the community.

Amanda attended Eisenhower High School in Aldine ISD and Emory University in Atlanta, where she earned a degree in political science and served as student body president for the college.  Amanda earned many accolades at Emory including both the Emory Academic Excellence and Overall Excellence Awards, and was inducted to the Emory University Hall of Fame.  While in Atlanta, Amanda gained valuable community building and public policy experience, working in community development corporations as a Community Building and Social Change Fellow and in the Georgia State Legislature.  Amanda’s experiences broadened her perspective about how to effect change through urban policy and collaboration. More ...