On November 2, 2021, the citizens of State College elected Tierra to the Board of Supervisors in Ferguson Township! She servers with Laura Dinini, Patty Stephens, Lisa Strickland, and Hilary Caldwell making this the First All-Female Board in Centre County!
Tierra D. Williams is a mother, activist, educator, and public servant. She received her B.A. in Speech Communication with a concentration in theatre from Jackson State University. She is the Chair of the 3/20 Coalition, a grassroots organization seeking justice for Osaze Osagie and engaging in meaningful change to better the lives of Black community members within State College. Tierra is also the creator of Black Tea, a community engagement show with the goal of sparking critical dialogue in State College regarding racism, diversity, and the experiences of Black people living in central Pennsylvania. She has also been named the Resident Poet during the Central PA Arts and Dance Festival for the last two years. Tierra is currently the Vice President of the State College Chapter of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Incorporated which serves as a mentorship organization for Zetas at Penn State University. She has also been a member of the NAACP for over 10 years and currently a member of FOBA; Forum on Black Affairs. In April of 2021 she was trained and certified as a facilitator for the Centre County Community Conferencing and currently serves as the Outreach Coordinator. Tierra aims to use her diverse abilities to fight for, uplift, and inspire people of color within her local community "by any means necessary." She believes in People over Politics.
Tierra D. Williams would like to thank all of those who went out and knocked on doors, put out signs, called and texted, & donated funds. Without your help this would not have been possible!
She is currently the first Afro-American to serve in this position, and the second Black woman overall too be elected as a Supervisor in Centre County!
With the final results, Tierra has also been recognized as the Youngest woman elected in State College!
Tierra was endorsed by The Collective PAC.
Tierra D. Williams is inspired daily to ask the thought questions, put herself in uncomfortable situations, and fight the hard fight until Justice is Served!