Council Member Monica Robinson

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Monica RobinsonCurrent term: 2023-2026

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  • Born in Waterbury, CT
  • Raised in Harrisonburg, VA
  • One son and five beautiful grandchildren


  • ABD Special Education, 2009, Walden University - Minneapolis, MN
  • Master of Arts: Special Education, 2004,  James Madison University - Harrisonburg, VA
  • Bachelor of Arts: History, 2003, James Madison University - Harrisonburg, VA
  • Associate of Applied Science: 1999, Blue Ridge Community College - Weyers Cave, VA
  • High School Diploma, Harrisonburg High School 1987, Graduated Magna Cum Laude


  • Executive Director Shenandoah Valley Black Heritage Project

Civic Involvement/Other Boards and Commissions

  • Member. American Association of University Women 2022
  • Fund Rep Blue Ridge Area, Fresh Air Fund 1998-present
  • Board of Directors, Second Home 2015-2017
  • Chair, Harrisonburg African American Festival, 1998-2014
  • Board of Directors, North East Neighborhood Association 2011-2012
  • Co-Founder, Cop Watch, 1998
  • Co-Chair, Harrisonburg International Woman's Day March 2016-present
  • Co-Chair, Harrisonburg High School Space Study Committee, 2017
  • Member, Virginia Organizing Party, 2000-2003
  • Member, Harrisonburg Restorative Justice Coalition, 2016
  • President, Harrisonburg Rockingham National Association for the Advancement of Colored People 4-Terms 2002-2004, 2016-present
  • Welcoming Harrisonburg Council 2018-2019
  • Harrisonburg Comprehensive Plan Historic Resources Committee
  • For Harrisonburg High School 2 Committee
  • Many Voices of Harrisonburg Committee
  • Board of Directors, Our Community Place 2020-present
  • Neighboring Stories Project
  • Peoples Day Organizing Committee
  • Harrisonburg City Public Schools School Recourse Officers Taskforce 2021
  • Lucy F. Simms Golf Tournament-Scholarship Committee


Favorite thing about Harrisonburg:

"The diversity of people living here.”