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New Leadership Delivering Results for Our Community

Lauren Alexander is one of the area's leading business and nonprofit management consultants. Lauren works with the Centers for Disease Control as part of the team working to reduce birth defects, and as part of the CDC’s Covid-19 Task Force. Previously, Lauren worked with Source America, which facilitates relationships between governments and nonprofits that employ people with disabilities, Contra Costa Child Care Council, a child advocacy organization, and Shelton Primary Education Center, which provides quality childcare and education services to traditionally underserved populations. She is also a co-founder in her family business, Yapa Harvest, which will be one of the first commercial indoor farms in the Southeast. 


Lauren’s advocacy for children continued in her civic endeavors. She was Vice Chair of the Board of Directors of Quality Care for Children, (QCC) where she championed the food program and the BOOST program, a program that provides financial scholarships for childcare. She volunteers with Project Openhand and is a lifelong associate member of the Atlanta Chapter of Jack and Jill of America Inc. 


Lauren graduated from Xavier University with a BS in Marketing and Business Administration. She has two adult daughters, who both attended city of Decatur schools, and has lived in Decatur for 11 years. 


Lauren is an accomplished leader with a history of bringing together large teams to achieve big goals in the public’s best interest. She believes in collaboration and cooperation and wants to work to make sure the residents in DeKalb are at the forefront of all decision-making.


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