Brenda Lee Richardson, a resident of Ward 8 in Washington, D.C. and an eco-feminist, has been working on welfare reform, environmental justice, economic development, and health issues for the past 25 years. She currently serves as the President of Chozen Consulting, LLC, a consulting company that focuses on community engagement, facilitation, training, international affairs, and government relations.
Ms. Richardson was the Deputy Chief of Staff for Councilmember Marion Barry. She also served as a consultant for the past 20 years. Ms. Richardson served for many years as the Managing Director of the Metropolitan Dialogue, a group of people of faith who met monthly to discuss civic issues in the District of Columbia. From 1995 to 1996, Ms. Richardson was the Director of Resident Services for the D.C. Housing Authority, and prior, she was the Executive Director of the Anacostia/Congress Heights Partnership.
She has a B.A. in Political Science from the University of Michigan and a Master’s of Social Work from the University of Maryland, Baltimore.