Black History Month Profiles: Lisa Shelton

Lisa Shelton

This year, for Black History Month, we're taking a look at a group of leaders who are currently active making Black history across the labor movement. Check back daily for a new profile and meet some of the people working to improve not only their community, but also to improve conditions for working people across the country. Today's profile is Lisa Shelton of AFSCME.

For Lisa Shelton, public service is a family affair. Her husband is a retired corrections officer, and they met through AFSCME Local 159. Their daughter followed in their footsteps, serving as a corrections officer until she began a career in health care. Shelton is grateful for the opportunities she's had to make a difference in her community through her career, and she continues to pay it forward by organizing community fundraising and coat drives with her local.