Chemberly Harris


  • Elected on April 4, 2017
  • Current term:  2021-2025


Technology Analyst at State Farm Ins. Cos.

Quick Facts about Chemberly

  • Earned a Bachelor of Arts, Political Science from Central State University, Wilberforce, Ohio
  • Is a member of the following: Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., Bloomington-Normal NAACP and League of Women Voters

Additional Accomplishments: 2018 Class of Illinois Women’s Institute for Leadership. 2019 Edgar Fellow

Boards, Committees, Volunteerism

  • Junior Achievement
  • For A Better Tomorrow Advisory Council
  • Mid Central Community Action Board of Directors
  • National League of Cities REAL Council 
  • National League of Cities Youth Education and Families Council 
  • National Black Caucus of Local Elected Officials
  • National League of Cities Federal Advocacy Committee on Community and Economic Development
  • National League of Cities University Communities Council
  • Planned Parenthood Illinois Action Board
  • St. Jude Ambassador
  • Women in Government
  • Youth on a Mission Sponsor


  • Crafts and anything related to the arts
  • Baking and cooking

Why were you interested in becoming a Council Member?

It is my calling, duty and obligation to serve others. Life is most fulfilled when we serve someone other than ourselves.