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Nicole Whitaker Biography

Nicole Whitaker Biography

Posted on May 1, 2019

Nicole S. Whitaker, who is currently serving her third term on the Upper Chichester Board of Commissioners, was first elected in 2009, becoming the first African American woman to be elected to the Board. In January 2012, Nicole was elected President of the Board and served two years in that position. Nicole currently chair’s the Township’s Recreation, Library, and Historical Society Commissioners Committee, serving as the Township’s Liaison to the latter two.

Nicole was raised in the Twin Oaks section of Upper Chichester. She has one daughter, Jadyn, and was recently married to Erik Robinson in August of 2015. Nicole is a member of Mount Pleasant Baptist Church, also located in Twin Oaks.

Nicole began her public service journey in 1994 when she volunteered for a Rape Crisis Center. Over the years she has volunteered for the March of Dimes, Red Cross, and the American Cancer Society, among others.

While majoring in Criminal Justice and Psychology at Savannah State College, Nicole became a member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. The Organization’s Five Point Programmatic Thrust includes pivotal causes such as economic development, educational development, international awareness and involvement, physical and mental health, and political awareness.

Prior to her election to the Board of Commissioners, Nicole served as a Board Member on the Twin Oaks Civic Association and as 2nd Ward committeewoman.

Nicole has worked in the field of Higher Education for the past 15 years and is presently working for one of Philadelphia’s top raked hospitals as an Education Program Administrator.

In her role as Township Commissioner, Nicole has been an active member in the County and State Association of 1st Class Township Commissioners. She regularly reports back to the Board on important legislative priorities of the Association and potential changes to state law that could affect the Township.