Tamara Dickey is a business, finance, revenue integrity and compliance professional with a Bachelor of Science degree in economics. Tamara has more than 25 years of experience and has worked for both domestic and global organizations such as Apollo ED Information Services, Firstsource Global Solutions BPO, St. James Mercy/Catholic Health East, WCA Hospital, Duke Raleigh Hospital/Duke University, Reimbursement Consultants, Inc and Meharry Medical College.
Mrs. Dickey has an expertise in economic research and client development. She has more than 10 years experience in the Jamestown community and has accepted the Republican and Conservative parties' endorsement for the Third Ward position.
"I have known Mrs. Dickey for over 10 years and throughout this time I have had the opportunity to observe her quite well," said Bishop Leecroft Clarke of Healing Word Ministries in Jamestown. "Mrs. Dickey has impressed me with her commitment, dedication, and passion to complete the task at hand. She is not only a well-respected person with good behavior, but also a hard worker, dependable and always willing to devote whatever time necessary to perform a job well. She is a caring and very compassionate person. She loves working with and being an advocate for people. I strongly recommend Mrs. Dickey to represent Ward 3 on the City Council. I believe that you will find her to be a valuable contributor and anticipate that she will bring knowledge, passion and enthusiasm to the position."
Ward residents have told Dickey they have the following priorities: a need for economic growth, housing, crime prevention and youth opportunities. She believes Jamestown can move from "good to great!" This concept will guide her as she listens to and speaks for the residents of the Third Ward. When notified of Tamara's nomination for Jamestown City Council, some bipartisan residents, coworkers and others wanted to share their thoughts.
"In over 10 years, I haven't seen a candidate like her," said Ana Correa-Colon, a community advocate and Hispanic missionary. "She will be a voice for the minority community. I believe this to be so because she is aware of the minority needs of the community. She is hands-on and is always out there supporting and communicating with all people. She has the courage to represent this community and she will be our go-to person once she is elected in November."
Tamara is married to Jamestown High School graduate, Clyde W. Dickey, who retired as a manufacturing team member at Cummins Engine. The Dickeys have two adult children living and working locally and two granddaughters.