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Councilman Isaiah Thomas

Board Member

A 3rd generation Philadelphian, Council Member Thomas grew up in Northwest Philadelphia. Growing up life was about education and basketball and decades later his passions remain, his city, education and basketball. Isaiah has committed his life to building a brighter future for all Philadelphians and knows that education, opportunity and teamwork are the way to get there together.

Throughout his career, Isaiah has worked in the non-profit, public and private sectors in positions that impact the important issues our city faces. Including the creation of his non-profit organization, The Thomas & Woods Foundation, which provides free summer programs for youth 6-16 years old.

Isaiah Thomas is proud to be the highest voter-getter of the newly elected Council members and has brought that enthusiasm with him throughout his first term. With the introduction of historic legislation like the Driving Equality Bill, as well as the Black Worker Matter package and Local Procurement Bill, he has shown his passion for addressing the real issues of Philadelphia Citizens.

A proud graduate of Philadelphia public schools, Isaiah has a BA from Penn State Abington and a Master of Education from Lincoln University. Isaiah lives in Oak Lane with his wife Klissa and sons, Isaiah Jr., and newborn Isaac.

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