Ward 1

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Erin Edwards

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Erin Edwards has dedicated her career to service. She got her start in front of a high school classroom, serving two full terms of AmeriCorps. Since that time, she has over a decade of experience in the nonprofit sector: managing a portfolio of health investments for a United Way, directing a network of soup kitchens, food pantries, and homeless shelters, and funding programs for youth in foster care and innovations led by women and girls around the globe. Erin has lived in the U.S., France, Canada, and Haiti, and she has a master's degree in International Development.

In Riverside, Erin sat on the board of the Riverside Downtown Partnership and was the former chair of Glocally Connected, a refugee-serving organization in Riverside County. She lives with her partner, Liz, and their young daughter, Ramona, in Downtown Riverside.

Elected in November 2019, Erin is proud to represent Ward 1 on Riverside City Council

Riverside can be a city where everyone can thrive.

On City Council, Erin will work to address homelessness, invest in neighborhoods, and put Riverside on the map.