Ferguson Township State College, PA

On November 2, 2021, the citizens of State College elected Tierra to the Board of Supervisors in Ferguson Township! She was elected as the first Afro-American and youngest woman ever.

She was sworn in on January 3rd, 2022 with Laura Dininni, Patty Stephens, Lisa Strickland, and Hilary Caldwell- making this the First All-Female Board in Centre County! She resigned in November of 2022.

Tierra for Ferguson

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 was 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 in 2021 and 2022. Tierra is a charter member 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. In April of 2021 she was trained and certified as a facilitator for the Centre County Community Conferencing and currently served 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.

Thank You!!!!

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 was elected 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.

“It takes a village to build a nation.”

Activist |Public Speaker| Educator

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!

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