MEET ALAINA REAVES
Alaina Reaves is a veteran community organizer who understands the need for responsive representation, and has demonstrated an ability to communicate effectively with constituents. She is passionate about building connections and engaging with her community–that is why she is running to be the next Commissioner for District 1.
A longtime resident of Clayton County, Reaves has been interested in community and public service ever since her days as a Girl Scout. Alaina launched her career in policy in Washington, D.C. where she interned with the late Congressman John Lewis and at the White House under President and First Lady Obama. After graduating from the Andrew Young School of Policy Studies at Georgia State University with a degree in Public Policy. Reaves spent more than 10 years as a public servant working in the nonprofit sector and every level of government, and at the Georgia Assembly under the Capitol’s gold dome.
Reaves moved to Jacksonville, Florida to work as an analyst in the Mayor’s Office of Economic Development. There, she was able to combine her passion for civic engagement with economic and community development.
After returning to Georgia, she spent several years as a community organizer in Clayton County where she advocated for voting rights and civic engagement. She formerly served as the President of the Clayton County Young Democrats, Chair of the Black Caucus for the Young Democrats of Georgia, and Political Director for the Clayton County Democratic Party. In June of 2020, Reaves made history when she was elected as the youngest Democratic National Committee member to represent the state of Georgia.
Reaves continues to be active in local government, having recently been appointed to the Clayton County Citizens MARTA Advisory Board and serving on the City of Morrow Urban Redevelopment Authority for the past two years. She put down roots in Clayton years ago, and is now firmly planted in Morrow after buying her first home in 2018. Now, she pledges to use her skills and experience to enact smart policy, invest in the community, and improve the quality of life for the people of District 1.