Natashia Holmes

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Natashia Holmes
City of Chicago Alderman
In office
February 13, 2013 – May 18, 2015
Preceded by Sandi Jackson
Succeeded by Gregory Mitchell
Constituency 7th Ward (Chicago)
Personal details
Born Natashia Lynnette Holmes
(1975-06-04) June 4, 1975 (age 42)
Jacksonville, Florida, U.S.
Residence Chicago, Illinois
Alma mater Alabama State University,
Auburn University,
Chicago-Kent College of Law

Natashia Holmes (born June 4, 1975), was appointed to the Chicago City Council as the alderman of the 7th ward[1] of the City of Chicago by Mayor Rahm Emanuel to replace Sandi Jackson, who resigned in January 2013 due to personal and legal problems.[2] Holmes was sworn in on February 13, 2013.[3]

Education and career[edit]

Holmes earned a bachelor's degree from Alabama State University's College of Education in 1997, a Masters in Community Planning from Auburn University in 2000, and a Juris Doctor degree and certificate in Environmental and Energy Law from Chicago-Kent College of Law in 2011. Holmes is an urban planner. Holmes has worked as a Transportation Planning Liaison for the DuPage Mayors and Managers Conference, as well as positions with the Illinois Department of Transportation's Division of Public and Intermodal Transportation. Prior to her appointment as alderman, Holmes was a project manager for Metro Strategies, a Glen Ellyn, Illinois-based planning, policy and public affairs consulting firm.[4] Holmes also serves on the external advisory board for the Institute for Environmental Science and Policy at the University of Illinois at Chicago,[5] and was a community representative to the local school council of the Adam Clayton Powell Paideia Community Academy, which is located in the South Shore neighborhood of the city.[6]


  1. ^ "Board of Election Commissioners for the City of Chicago". Retrieved 2013-03-05. 
  2. ^ Michael S. Schmidt (February 15, 2013). "Jesse Jackson Jr. Charged With Misusing Campaign Funds". The New York Times. 
  3. ^ Dardick, Hal (2013-02-13). "Sandi Jackson's successor sworn in as alderman". Retrieved 2013-03-05. 
  4. ^ "Our Team". Metro Strategies, Inc. Retrieved 2013-03-05. 
  5. ^ "IESP : External Advisory Board". Retrieved 2013-03-05. 
  6. ^ "Natashia Lynnette Holmes" (PDF). City of Retrieved May 15, 2015.