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Alan B. Williams

Senior Fellow, Center for Digital Government

Representative, 8th District, Florida state Legislature

Key Areas of Expertise:

  • Economic Development
  • Workforce Training
  • Telecommunications
  • Financial Literacy
  • Community Development
  • Social Networking for Government Officials and Nonprofits
  • Green Economy and Green Job Development

Alan Williams graduated from Rickards High School in 1993 and earned his B.S. and M.B.A. degrees in business administration from Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University (FAMU).

In November 2008, Williams was elected to the Florida House of Representatives by the voters of District 8, encompassing parts of Leon and Gadsden Counties. Representative Williams serves on the Energy and Utilities Policy Committee, General Government Policy Council, Government Accountability Act Council, Government Appropriations Committee, the Joint Committee of Public Council Oversight, and the Joint Committee on Collective Bargaining.

In the years immediately before his election, Williams was an aide to Tallahassee Mayor John Marks, serving as liaison between the community and the Office of the Mayor. He advised the mayor on appointments to all city advisory boards and represented the mayor's interests as a board member for the Tallahassee Visitors and Area Convention Bureau and the NASA Challenger Learning Center Board of Advisors.

Williams offers his time to several community charities and organizations. One of his favorites is "Voices to Action," an organization of young professionals dedicated to improving the lives of foster care children in Tallahassee. Rep. Williams also serves in numerous civic capacities. He is an active and enthusiastic member of Leadership Tallahassee, Opportunity Tallahassee, Leadership Florida, area Chambers of Commerce, United Way of the Big Bend Board of Directors and the United States Commission on Civil Right Advisory Committee, to name but a few.