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District 4

District 4


Jamita Swearengen

Chairwoman Jamita Swearengen was first elected to the Memphis City Council in November 2015 and re-elected to serve in October, 2019. Jamita E. Swearengen is an honored, well-respected educator and social and community activist, who has dedicated her entire life to serving her church, community, and city.

Jamita is the daughter of the Honorable James E. Swearengen and retired educator Mrs. Hattie Swearengen Tuggle. Jamita has one sister, Jana E. Swearengen Washington.

Not only has she served as a multi-talented community activist, she has also been educated and mentored to be a committed champion for all people in the greater Memphis community. From as far back as her years at Memphis Central High School, Chairwoman dedicated her early years to the study of music. Chairwoman Swearengen is a classically trained musician, who studied violin, piano, cello, and vocal music.

Jamita matriculated from Central High School and completed her B.A. in Natural Science in 1991 at LeMoyne Owen College.

Her heart has always been in serving her community; therefore, a position was taken with Shelby County Schools first serving as a classroom educator, to her current position as a Family and Community Engagement Specialist. Ms. Swearengen is dedicated to being a beacon of hope for young people in the 21st century.

Chairwoman Swearengen is the City Council Liaison for the Memphis in May Board, Pension Board and Pension Investment Committee.

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