Tamara (Tammi) Edwards is the Administrator for the City of Richmond’s - nationally recognized Office of Neighborhood Safety (ONS) and is tasked with overseeing the daily operations and fiscal coordination of grant funded programs designed to address gun violence prevention and intervention initiatives that foster greater community well-being and public safety. Tamara has over 20 years of managerial experience in the government, nonprofit and for profit sectors and is known to be a strong leader with the ability to build consensus among staff, community members, clergy, stakeholders, and government leaders to meet program objectives and create impact.
Tamara is the 2nd Vice President on the board of the Oakland/San Francisco Chapter of the National Forum for Black Public Administrators (NFBPA); chaired many committees which include the City of Richmond’s Contract Management Administration Program Committee and the City of Richmond’s Employee Black History Committee. Tamara is currently the President/Chief Executive Officer of Project MARC (Making A Real Commitment) 25, a social service non-profit organization and is the owner of Tamara L. Edwards & Associates LLC, “Create A Life You Love” life coaching services.
Tamara holds a B.A. in Liberal Studies from California Institute of Institute of Integral Studies, A.S. in Business Management from Contra Costa Community College, and certificates in Supply Management, California State University East Bay, IGNITE Breakthrough Life Coaching, and Neuro-Linguistic Programming Life Coaching. Additionally Tamara is a certified Anger Management, Lifeplan and Girls Circle Facilitator.