Natasha Harper -Madison
Born and raised in East Austin, Council Member Natasha Harper-Madison shares the strengths and struggles of her community. She overcame the challenges of childhood poverty to become a successful owner of her own business. The lessons she learned about the obstacles facing her and her fellow entrepreneurs pushed her towards advocacy. She served as president of the East 12th Street Merchants Association and founded East Austin Advocates, a nonprofit that connected under-represented residents with the resources they need to succeed.