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About

Angela Y. Douglas
Chief Executive Officer
Principal Strategist
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Angela Douglas is native and resident of Chester SC. She serves as the Principal Strategist for Douglas Strategy Group LLC. She assists local governments, political campaigns, small businesses with public engagement, sustainability, and governmental affairs. Her goals are to inspire and assist in creating optimal growth and success. Angela has been a lifelong scholar-activist and community leader. Her desire to uplift communities and empower women has shaped her career.

 

In the summer of 2015, Angela won nearly 60% of the vote for a 3-way special election for an open seat on Chester City Council. In May 2017, top vote-getter of the night, she was re-elected. As a councilwoman, she sought to increase transparency, improve community relations, sustainable growth, and responsible leadership in her hometown. After 6 of serving as a City Councilwoman and Mayor Pro Tempore, Angela decided to not seek re-election and ended her tenure in August 2021. Some of her greatest accomplishments are: established the first ADA-compliant park in the County, authored the nominations for the Opportunity Zone Designations (only designations in the County), sponsored revitalization legislation (Bailey Bill, Commercial Vacancy Ordinance, Residential Rental Registry), secured over $500K for various City projects and programs, built financial and professional capacity for housing, neighborhood preservation, community development, and corporate/nonprofit partnerships. 

 

Prior to her start with Douglas Strategy Group, LLC, Angela was a university Lecturer of political
science and public administration at the University of North Carolina Wilmington. She was also
the Program Coordinator for the Master of Public Administration program. She taught
undergraduate and graduate courses in American National Government, Campaign Politics,
American Political Culture, Public Administration, Urban Government, and Social Policy. She has written white papers, conference papers, and has served as a discussant at professional association meetings. In 2016, Angela published a book chapter in Trayvon in US: An American Tragedy. She still researches and speaks on rural politicking in the south, social capital, US public governance, and social policy making in the American states. 
Angela has worked and volunteered on several campaigns and is extensively involved in SC, regional, and national politics. 


Angela has also worked as the Program Coordinator of Health Professions Data for the SC Office
of Research and Statistics and as a Labor Market Analyst for the SC Employment Security Commission. She is a business and tax consultant with her AFSP Record of Completion. She has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science and History from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte and a Master of Public Administration degree in Transportation Systems Analysis and Public Management from Georgia State University. She has completed all of her doctoral studies in Political Science, except her dissertation and is currently working on three major research pieces, tentatively entitled: Coummunity Builds Community: Making Gains in a Low Resourced Community, Small Business 
Tax Data Organization for Maximum Tax Benefits (tentative title) with Kim Anderson, EA., and Fresh Radiance: A Wellness Journal & Recipe Book. In collaboration with Emmanuel Harris II, Ph.D., Angela is the co-editor and a contributing author of an academic reader, Breonna Taylor and Me: Black Women, Racial Justice and Reclaiming Hope; forthcoming publication July 1, 2024. 

 

In 2008, she co-founded a nonprofit organization, The Rosa M. Douglas Scholarship Foundation, which focuses on increasing awareness and capacity for women’s health and leadership along the I-77 corridor between Charlotte NC and Columbia SC. She also serves extensively on local boards and commissions to help make her community a better place.

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