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First Term



Click the PDF thumbnails to read the City of Memphis District 7 Newsletter.

NOVEMBER 14, 2019

Incumbents ousted in Memphis City Council runoff election

Easter-Thomas told WMC Action News 5 she’s “humbled and thankful for the opportunity to serve all the people of the district. This win represents a move toward communities in District 7 getting what they need and deserve. The people have spoken.”

JUNE 13, 2020

Mid-South lawmakers hold ‘Masks for Memphis’ giveaway to battle spread of COVID-19

Hundreds of people most at-risk for contracting coronavirus were able to get free masks Saturday, thanks to a fundraiser and giveaway organized by three local lawmakers. State Representative Antonio Parkinson and Memphis City Council members Michalyn Easter-Thomas and Rhonda Logan are the brains behind the endeavor, called Masks for Memphis.


40 Under 40 Class of 2020: Memphis City Council/Shelby County Schools’ Michalyn Easter-Thomas

Michalyn Easter-Thomas has worked hard to make Memphis a better place for her fellow citizens. She’s a Memphian through and through.

FEBRUARY 12, 2021

Valentine's gift bags to be delivered to north Memphis seniors

The seniors who will receive a gift bag were nominated by loved ones and neighbors for the “Senior Shower of Love” event organized by Memphis City Councilwoman Michalyn Easter-Thomas.

AUGUST 14, 2021

City of Memphis holds critical job fair

The City of Memphis hosted a job fair to fill open positions, some of which are critical to the operation of city services, on Saturday. The job fair was hosted by Memphis City Council Members Michalyn Easter Thomas and Cheyenne Johnson.

NOVEMBER 12, 2021

Need the perfect selfie? Whitehaven has you covered

Pose 901 opened up this summer and owners Antoine Lever and Michalyn Easter-Thomas hope to inspire a photo experience that emphasizes the pride of the Mid-South. Each set in the space has a theme that is uniquely Memphis influenced.

JANUARY 11, 2023

Memphis organizations fight blight by turning vacant lots into parks

Community Redevelopment Agency, also known as CRA, works to provide affordable housing and blight remediation. CRA has worked closely with Memphis Councilwoman Michalyn Easter-Thomas. Together, they are working to convert more areas of blight into sanctuary lots and affordable housing.

APRIL 11, 2023

Memphis City Council passes ‘Driving Equality Act,’ tables other policing ordinance

The “Driving Equality Act in Honor of Tyre Nichols” will prevent pre-textual stops by Memphis police for secondary violations. Its sponsor, Councilwoman Michalyn Easter-Thomas, says the ordinance will put police where they’re needed. Councilwoman Easter-Thomas says after its passing, Memphis is now the sixth city in the US to adopt a driving equality act.

APRIL 21, 2023

Ahead of Tom Lee Park re-opening, Memphis River Parks hires City Councilwoman as first-ever education director

Building on significant new investment in the riverfront to create learning and career opportunities for young Memphians, Memphis River Parks Partnership has named Memphis City Councilwoman Michalyn Easter-Thomas its first Director of Education Initiatives and Strategic Partnerships.

JULY 2, 2023

Memphis City Council hosts re-entry program ‘Restoration of Rights’

“We're helping people get their records expunged,” Easter-Thomas said. “We want people to go back on the roads as voters; to be able to get those jobs, to be able to have their driver's license instated.” The District 7 representative said the goal was to offer expungement “in a place where it's not intimidating.”

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