District 4 - Toyia Tucker

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Toyia Tucker
District 4
Phone: (706) 225-9783

P.O. Box 1340
Columbus, Georgia 31902


Toyia Tucker was born in Columbus, Georgia to Valencia Wynn and Keith Pierce. In 1996, Tucker graduated from G.W. Carver High School. She joined the United States Air Force on March 19, 1997, and medically retired in September of 2009 after 12 years of active-duty service. While on active duty, Tucker was stationed at Langley Air Force Base in Hampton, VA; Gunter Air Force Base in Montgomery, AL; Patch Barracks in Stuttgart, Germany; and Elmendorf Air Force Base in Anchorage, AK. During her military career, she received the following achievements, the Joint Service Commendation Medal, the Air Force Commendation Medal, the Joint Service Achievement Medal, the Air Force Achievement Medal, the Joint Meritorious Unit Award, the Air Force Outstanding Unit Award, the Air Force Organizational Excellence Award, the National Defense Service Medal, the Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, the USAF NCO Professional Military Education Graduate Ribbon, and the 2003 Air Education Training Command Communication and Information Manager of the Year.

In March of 2010, Toyia returned to Gunter AFB, Alabama to start her civilian career as Systems Administrator for the Military Entrance Processing Station (MEPS). While at the MEPS, the accessibility to aid so many teenagers with their military career path helped determine her next goal of working with non-profits to mentor teens. In 2014, she received her bachelor’s in psychology from the University of Phoenix. She is currently enrolled in a master's degree program at Columbus State University for public administration.

Toyia Tucker was elected to her first term on the Columbus, Georgia City Council as representative of District 4 on June 9, 2020. During her first year of office, Councilwoman Tucker completed 66 hours of training to become a certified county official through the Association of County Commissioners of Georgia (ACCG) Carl Vinson Institute of Government (CVIOG) at the University of Georgia. In April of 2022, she was unanimously selected to serve on ACCG’s Board of Managers, a nonprofit organization dedicated to helping all 159 Georgia counties provide the necessary leadership, services, and programs to meet the health, safety, and welfare needs of their citizens. Tucker was recently elected to serve as secretary for the Georgia Association of Black County Officials (GABCO). She also serves as Vice Chairwoman on the Human Services and Education Steering Committee for the National Association of County Officials (NACo), a nonprofit organization that advocates for federal policies, initiatives, and funding resources to augment county expenditures. On June 20, 2023, the Columbus City Council selected Councilor Toyia Tucker to replace Councilor Jerry “Pops” Barnes on the River Valley Regional Commission where she serves on the executive committee.

Councilwoman Tucker is a member of the Eddie L. Roberts American Legion Post 333. Tucker is co-founder of the River Valley Black Chamber of Commerce. Councilwoman Tucker is also the founder of the Juneteenth Jubilee Commission which is headquartered in Columbus, Georgia.

In addition to her military and civic contributions, Tucker has received numerous awards, including the Women in The NAACP (W.I.N) Certificate of Appreciation in 2020, the 2020 Courier Eco Latino Publishers Award, the 2021 Metropolitan Baptist Church MLK Unity Humanitarian Award, the 2021 Black History Observance Breakfast Points of Light Award, the 2022 Urban League of Greater Columbus Legacy of the League Award, and the 2023 Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc Epsilon Eta Zeta Chapter Community Pearl Award.

Toyia Tucker is married to Christopher Tucker, and together they have three daughters and two sons.