Arlanda Williams is serving her second full term as the elected representative of District 2 on the Terrebonne Parish Council and has been re-elected to serve her 3rd term on the Terrebonne Parish Council. Ms. Williams was the first female elected to serve as chair of the Terrebonne Parish Council and has served three times as chairwoman of the Terrebonne Parish Council. She is active in numerous local, state, and federal organizations.
Ms. Williams is currently President of the National Association of Democratic Officials, in her third term on the Louisiana Democratic State Central Committee as the 2nd Vice President. She is also an executive member of the Democratic National Committee and will serve as a super delegate for the 2016 Presidential election. Ms. Williams was recently appointed to represent local government officials on the FEMA Mitigation Leadership Group and more recently joined Governor John Bel Edwards’ transition team for the Department of Economic Development. She serves as Parliamentarian for Junior Auxiliary of Houma; Vice President of South Central Planning and Regional Development Commission; secretary of the Terrebonne General Foundation Board; treasurer of the National Organization of Black County Officials and is an executive board member of the Louisiana Police Jury Association. Ms. Williams is also a member of J.J. Clement Order of the Eastern Stars. She is an active member of Plymouth Rock Baptist Church, where she serves as chairperson of the Women’s Day Committee.
Ms. Williams is a graduate of Southern University at New Orleans, having earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science and a Master’s Degree in Criminal Justice and is also 2014 graduate Southern University Baton Rouge with an Executive Masters of Public Administration. She was named one of the 2011 MacDonnell Children Services Volunteer Activist Award recipients, and the recipient of the 2008 Athena Award by the Houma Women’s Business Alliance. Ms. Williams more recently received one of the National Association of University Women’s Phenomenal Women Awards.
She is also a 1989 graduate of Terrebonne High School and Leadership Terrebonne 2007. Ms. Williams is the proud of mother of Joshua and Jeré Williams.