D. Kamili Anderson

D. Kamili Anderson

Resident, Ward 4

Kamili Anderson is an editor and publications professional with over 30 years of experience in print and web publishing as a reporter, marketer, book and journal editor, publications director, ghost writer, and author. A native of South Carolina who first came to Washington D.C. to attend college in the 1970s, she attributes nearly all of her academic and professional achievements - and most of her personal successes - to her early and ongoing access to libraries and the wondrous resources they house and share. She is an unabashed bibliophile with an abiding interest in works that explore the global experience generally and the Black experience particularly.

Ms. Anderson has held a wide range of civic roles in the nation’s capital, as a neighborhood organizer and association president, business and commercial development promoter, and community development corporation board member. In her current role as the Ward 4 representative on the DC State Board of Education since 2011 (term ending December 2016), she has been a staunch advocate for accountability and the elimination of disparities in school facilities, services, and policies across the city.

Ms. Anderson is an alumna, parent, former retiree, and returned employee of Howard University, where she formerly served as Associate Editor of the Journal of Negro Education, one of the oldest continuously published periodicals by and about Black people, and Director of the Howard University Press. She currently serves as Public Affairs and Communications Specialist for Howard University’s campus libraries and Moorland-Spingarn Research Center. She is an avid dog lover, golfer, and tennis player; the mother of three outstanding graduates of DC’s public school system; and grandmother (to date) of six young Washingtonians and one New Yorker.