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About Alder Wehelie
Alder Nasra Wehelie was appointed to the District 7 alder seat in November 2020 and later ran for her first full term as District 7 alder unopposed in April 2021, and again in the April 2023 Spring Election.
Alder Wehelie has worked professionally in the non-profit sector for more than 15 years in various capacities. In addition to her role as an alder, Alder Wehelie is the founder and CEO for Empathy 4 Equity LLC, which aims to develop strategies for building a "culture of empathy" within organizations to better connect employees and their communities. She also serves on the Board of Directors for the Wisconsin Leagues of Municipalities and the Board of Directors of the Boys and Girls Club of Dane County.
As an alder, Alder Wehelie is committed to serving her district and the city at a higher capacity to make meaningful changes. She has experience in strategies to organize individuals for collective action, as well as strategies of inclusive decision making to make sure all voices are heard. She is a leader who understands the issues at hand, listens to the constituents' problems and advocates for them. She is a consensus builder who can reach out to others. This term, Alder Wehelie plans to advocate for public safety, new initiatives to build sustainable affordable housing, increasing community engagement, and reducing the equity gap in terms of economic development and building of generational wealth.
As a collaborator, Nasra is excited to bring the following values to the District and her colleagues at the Common Council to make impact in the city of Madison.
Partnerships-- She believes developing strategic partnership to sustain relationships that leads to trust.
Empathy-- She believe our human capacity for empathy cultivates authentic and meaningful relationships and empowers collaboration.
Social Change--She is committed to understanding issues of power and privilege within ourselves and our communities, within our institutions and societal systems.
Master of Business Administration, Cardinal Stritch University
Bachelor of Arts, International Relations, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Black Power 2020: Wisconsin's 51 Most Influential Black Leaders
2020 Wisconsin Leadership Awards Community Choice Finalists- for the Woman of Excellence Award.
2018 Partners for Change Visionary Award
2017 AfricAID Trailblazers International Women Day
2017 Best Muslim Interscholastic Tournament Coach