Felicity Williams Esq.
Felicity A. Williams, Esq. is a racial and economic justice advocate in the City of Pittsburgh. In her role as Programs and Policy Manager and Special Assistant to the President and CEO, Felicity oversees the policy work of the organization, such as land use in the Hill District, including large scale developments, a commercial redevelopment task force, and the neighborhood's community review process; as well as tracking, researching, and commenting on legislation that impacts the community and promotes equitable development. Felicity also manages all small business support, homeownership preparation, arts, and culture programs, and oversees much of the communications strategy for the organization. Prior to working at the Hill CDC, Felicity served as an intern in Representative Wheatley's 19th District Legislative Office working on the Peace and Justice Initiative with the Pittsburgh Black Elected Officials Coalition.
Felicity holds a B.A. from Washington and Jefferson College where she double-majored in Economics and International Studies with a concentration in East Asia and minored in French, as well as a J.D. from William & Mary School of Law. While at William & Mary, Felicity focused her legal studies on corporate, finance, election, and government-related areas of the law and served as the Vice President of the Election Law Society and a member of the Bill of Rights Journal. Immediately following law school, Felicity worked as a consultant in the Washington, D.C. metro area for several Department of Defense government contractors, including one with revenues in excess of sixty million dollars and another with more than thirty years industry experience; an investment fund; and a national business valuations firm.
Felicity is admitted to both the Pennsylvania and Virginia bars. In her spare time, Felicity works with various elected officials, grassroots organizations, and coalitions advocating for issues around public education, criminal justice reform, economic development, and political organizing. Felicity is passionate about politics and community equity.