Meet the Team
Amelia Adams is a native New Yorker and Babson College alumna, class of 2006. She was a staple on the campus, an active member of the free press and a formidable player on the northeast champions Women’s Rugby team. Continuing her active spirit, Amelia became a community organizer with the Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now (ACORN) working with New York City residents to build power in their communities.
In 2013 Amelia was deputized as a director of New York Communities for Change (NYCC) where she oversaw the organizing and political departments in addition to creating a staff development program. In 2014 she went on to become a Senior Advisor and the Director of Community Engagement for New York City’s first Latina Council Speaker, Melissa Mark-Viverito. Amelia also served as Political Director to Mayor Bill de Blasio’s re-election campaign.
Since 2018, Amelia has been the president of Adams Advisors, which specializes in political campaigns, government affairs, and community engagement. Recent successes have been many; Adams Advisors has been instrumental in the campaigns to pass congestion pricing at the State level and ranked choice voting at the City level. Additionally she has guided the Bard Prison Initiative in its quest for public funding, and the organization now receives funds from both the City Council and State Legislature.
Finally, Amelia is a founding member and currently serving as the Treasurer of 21 in ‘21, an organization that sought to elect at least 21 women to the City Council in 2021. The organization greatly exceeded this goal and there are now 31 women serving in the New York City Council.