On November 24, 2020, Jennifer Brahier was installed as the City Council Member for District 1.
Jennifer became a resident of District 1's Scenic Heights in 1974. Within this district she has been a daughter, sister, student, friend, neighbor, aunt, wife, mom, grand mama, volunteer, tutor, and advocate. This is her home and her passion is to protect and enhance this community and to represent the concerns of all the residents of District 1.
As a professor at Pensacola State College, during her tenure, she has been an outspoken advocate for both students and faculty. To support each, she has:
-worked with the Southern Regional Education Board (SREB)/Gates initiative to better align High School to College Mathematics courses.
-participated in Achieving the Dream in addressing educational inequalities and leveling the playing field for all students.
-conducted independent research to better align courses at PSC with universities in Florida and southeastern states.
-used the research to support and implement reducing the cost and amount of supplemental materials purchased by students.
-testified before the Florida Legislature in support of teachers and student's educational equity.
-worked for the Pensacola State Faculty Association-PSCFA (previously PJCFA) on the Executive Board, Bargaining Team, as Vice President, and as the Chief Negotiator.
-completed the National Education Associations (NEA) Emerging Leader Academy (ELA).
-worked with the NEA in Washington D.C., Long Beach, California, and St. Louis, Missouri on an initiative to lower student debt.
-addressed student and faculty concerns as a Senator in the United Faculty of Florida (UFF).