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City of SacramentoCandidate for City Council, Council District 1

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Edward T. Lewis

Project Manager
950 votes (9.01%)
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My Top 3 Priorities

  • Safety, Police and Fire
  • Affordable Housing/Rental Controls
  • Workforce Development/Jobs



Profession:Associate Project Manager
Associate Project Manager, Urban Strategies, Inc. (2016–current)
Member, Research, Education and Community Advisory Board, UC Davis School of Medicine/Clinical Translational Science Center — Elected position (2014–current)
Associate Governmental Program Analyst/Field Investigator, California Department of Consumer Affairs (2014–2017)
Director, Alta California Regional Center, Board of Directors — Elected position (2009–2015)
Manager, California Health & Wellness (2013–2014)
Statewide Outreach Manager/Program Manager, California Black Health Network (2011–2013)
Commissioner, Blue Ribbon Commission, County of Sacramento — Appointed position (2012–2013)
Member, Natomas Community Planning Advisory Council — Appointed position (2011–2013)
Adjunct Lecturer, CSU Sacramento (2007–2012)
Member, Natomas Unified School District, Citizen Bond Oversight Committee — Appointed position (2006–2010)


CSU Sacramento Master of Social Work, Social Work (2002)
CSU Chico Master of Arts (M.A.), Interdisciplinaary Studies (1998)
CSU Chico Bachelor of Arts (B.A.), Psychology (1991)
U.S. Army Certiicate, Airborne/Paratrooper School (1988)

Community Activities

Vice President, Sacramento Alumni Chapter, Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc. (2015–current)
Member, Healthy Sacramento Coalition/Community Tranformation Grant, Sierra Health Foundation (2012–2014)
Member, School Site Council, Inderkum High School (2006–2008)
President, Sacramento Association of Black Social Workers (2006–2008)
Member, School Site Council, Norwood Jr. High School (2004–2005)


"Edward T. Lewis - a candidate of Leadership, Character and Commitment!  A US Army Veteran, he served six years, Airborne Infantry (1983 - 1989).  His parents also served in the US Army, and he credits them for building the foundation of honor, integrity and strong work ethics that he lives by today.    Edward worked 15 years in the public sector, taught 5 years as an Adjunct Lecturer, and is currently in the private sector. Over the past 20 years, he served on 14 boards and commissions and received awards notably from Sacramento County Board of Supervisors, Sacramento Kings and the Wells Fargo Foundation, National Association of Black Social Workers for his commitment to Community Health, Education, Mental Health, Community Advocacy and Leadership achievements.    Edward earned Bachelors and Masters degrees from California State University, Chico (1991 and 1998), and a second Masters in Social Work from California State University, Sacramento (2002).   Edward is involved, committed, focused and determined to make differences in his community at large and make the City of Sacramento a greater, safer and healthier place to live, work and raise a family.   Edward is qualified to be a voice for his community with the experience to back it up."


Education & Training:

Military Service/Awards

US Army, Active Duty 1983 – 1989 Honorable Discharge

US Army Reserves 1989 – 1992 Honorable Discharge

California Army National Guard 1993 – 1995 Honorable Discharge

US Army Commendation Medal

US Army Achievement Medal

US Army National Defense Service Medal

US Army Good Conduct Medal

US Army Certificate of Achievement, Paratrooper/Airborne School/PLDC

US Army Service Ribbon/Campaign Ribbon/Overseas Ribbon

Professional Degrees/Awards

CSU Chico BA in Psychology (1991)

CSU Chico MA in Interdisciplinary Studies (1998)

CSU Sacramento MSW (2002)


2015 Father of the YEAR, the Center for Fathers and Families, Sacramento (CA)

2014 Chapter Individual Social Service Award, National Association of Black Social Workers

2013 Black History Month Community Service Award, Wells Fargo Bank and Sacramento Kings

2012 George Austin Jones Award, Roseville Alumni Chapter of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc.

2012 RESOLUTION "Exemplary Service Award" County of Sacramento, Board of Supervisors

2011 RESOLUTION "Heroes in Human Services" County of Sacramento, Board of Supervisors

2011 Distinguished Individual Service Award, National Association of Black Social Workers

2010 Social Worker of the Year, Sacramento Association of Black Social Workers

Inaugural Cohort, Boards and Commission Leadership Institute (BCLI), January 2011


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