|Edquina Washington, York City Council (Pennsylvania)
Edquina Washington, Member of York City Council
101 S. George St., York, PA 17401
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 509
York, PA 17405
Phone: (717) 849-2246 | Fax: (717) 812-0557 | Mobile: (717) 456-0896
It is true that all politics are local – at the very least, that’s where it begins.
Local politicians hold a lot of power over our daily lives, so it is important to select the ones whose values align with our own.
Edquina Washington is such a person for York City Council. She is currently running for her seat on council – to fill a vacancy, she was appointed to her current position in January 2018.
The Pennsylvania primary for 2019 will be held on May 21, 2019.
Edquina Washington, a Democrat, was appointed to York City Council on January 24, 2018, to fill a vacancy to serve until the first Monday of January 2020. Edquina is Chair of the Police & Fire Committees of Council and is a member of the Business Administration Committee.
With over 10 years of experience in government relations in both state and local government, Edquina has gained varied levels of experience in building strategic partnerships and relationships, nonprofit leadership, advocacy, innovative program development, successful promotional and communication campaigns, fundraising, and community relations.
She understands firsthand the importance and significance of City of York government and the development of substantial legislation and strategies that enhance and positively impact our community, as well as the level of leadership, experience, and boldness that being a York City Council person entails.
During her career as the Director of Community Relations for the City of York, Edquina spearheaded communications and media plans, as well as assisted with the advocacy efforts relative to municipal pension reform, gun control reform, public education policies, and immigration reform, to name a few.
She has also spearheaded the development and implementation of several national initiatives within our community. With direct experience working in state legislature, Edquina served as a Legislative Assistant for the 95th District, having worked both in the district office and in Harrisburg.
Her elevated level of leadership abilities is also evidenced through her volunteerism on several Authorities, Boards, and Commissions throughout York County.
Edquina states, “My passion for public service, commitment and leadership in our community, forward thinking approaches, cross sector relationship building, and strategic community development that enhances the lives of community members, serves as my motivation to advance and further assist our community.”
Edquina holds a Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice – Corrections from York College of Pennsylvania, and a Master of Science in Human Services from Capella University.