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District 1 Council Member

Council Member Natasha Harper Madison

Council Member Natasha Harper-Madison serves as the dedicated representative for Austin City Council District 1, known colloquially as the Eastside. Being born and raised within her district of Austin, she has developed a profound understanding of her community's culture and unique challenges over the years. Through her experience as a small business owner and local advocate, she developed invaluable insight and a deeper passion to serve the East Austin communities.

Council Member Harper-Madison's passion for grassroots activism ignited her aspiration to pursue public office, a goal she realized through her successful campaign for City Council in 2018. In a testament to her leadership and ambition, in 2020, her peers elected her as mayor pro-tem, making her the second Black woman on the Austin City Council to hold this esteemed title.

In her role as a City Council Member, she is proud to serve as Chair of the Housing and Planning Committee, focusing on affordability, equity, and sustainability. Additionally, she is a member of the Mobility Committee and the Capital Area Metropolitan Organization (CAMPO), where she plays a crucial role in shaping transportation policy to promote greater accessibility and safety. 

Amidst her fervent advocacy for housing affordability, progressive mobility, and the expansion of economic opportunities, Harper-Madison stands as an irrepressible breast cancer survivor and a proud mother of four.

Term of Office

First Term: Jan. 7, 2019 to Jan. 6, 2023
Second Term: Jan. 6, 2023 to Jan. 6, 2027

District Map

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