Felicia Harris-Williams

Felicia Harris-Williams is a native Memphian and currently serves as the Deputy Director Planning and Policy for the City of Memphis’ Division of Housing and Community Development. In this role, Felicia coordinates city-wide planning initiatives related to housing and community development which includes developing strategic plans, conducting housing market research and needs assessments, and executing special projects. Her focus areas are community and economic development, strategic planning, grant administration, civic engagement, and racial equity and inclusion. Felicia completed her graduate studies in applied anthropology at the University of Memphis, with an emphasis in medical and urban anthropology (2002). She is a Certified Public Manager (2022). Felicia is also an alum of the City of Memphis Management Leadership Institute (2017) and Leadership Memphis Executive Program (2015), a member of West TN Housing Coalition, graduate of the Urban Land Institute’s Real Estate Diversity Developer’s Initiative (2020) and serves on many committees and workgroups related to housing and community development. Felicia deeply enjoys serving her local and global community, as well as traveling. She serves on the Memphis NAACP Executive Committee, chairing the Housing and 588 Vance Committees (2018-Present), and has developed mission, humanitarian and international development projects throughout Africa and the United States (2003-2013). Felicia is married, has two adult children, and one fur baby.