Michelle Chambers is a business owner, community leader and urban fellow who holds a Master’s Degree in Public Administration and is a native of Fort Wayne. Her public service career spans two decades, working with various cities, over-seeing programs serving underserved communities, at-risk youth and their families, direct oversight of community, economic and redevelopment programming for commercial, housing and job growth development.
Michelle’s unwavering commitment to the greater Fort Wayne community led to her run for a City Council At-Large seat in 2015. Although she did not win a seat at the council table, she was the top vote getter in the Primary and General Election among her Democratic peers.
Michelle created history by being voted in by caucus as Fort Wayne’s first African American City Clerk in 2016, Michelle was elected in 2016 to represent the Indiana’s 3rd Congressional District – Democratic National Committee Convention Delegate.
Michelle is a Rotarian and holds the distinction of being a Paul Harris Fellow who created history by being selected as the first President of the most recently chartered Summit City South Rotary Club.
Not only does she sit on the Fort Wayne Metropolitan Human Relations Commission, she is the President of the Fort Wayne Chapter Links, Inc., and advisory board member of Little Thinkers Early Learning Center, Fort Wayne Girlz Rock, Timothy L. Johnson Charter School and United Way Allen County Advocacy Committee Member