Ward 8 residents in Belleville have an opportunity to send a real champion to City Hall in the person Lakeisha Coleman. She is employed as a donor program development specialist with a local organ procurement organization. She is responsible for maximizing organ and tissue donations and optimizing the referral and consent process within our regional hospitals – life and death situations that require nerve and stamina. These undoubtedly are skills she honed in the U.S. Navy, which took her around the world.
Coleman earned bachelor’s in health education and a master’s in public administration at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville.
This remarkable women founded Girl Today-Women Tomorrow (GTWT) in 2006. The primary function and goal of GTWT is to teach young ladies the danger of premarital sex and unhealthy lifestyle choices and relationships. She continues to be the chief administrator of this mentoring organization. Coleman has served on numerous committees and advisory boards and assisted in securing grants up to $300,000 for community and school development.
Coleman is a breath of fresh air; she has youth, education and proven ability. For voters looking for change at City Hall, this is their opportunity. The other choices in Ward 8 are the same old thing, the good old boy network. One candidate would rather save the Shrine than fix our streets.
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Belleville residents are Coleman’s priority: streets, recreational activities for youths, senior citizens, neighborhood watches, public safety, and economic growth.
William H. Bremen Sr.