Chlo’e I. Edwards, Policy Analyst
Chlo’e Edwards is the Policy Analyst at Voices for Virginia’s Children. She leads policy and advocacy work in domains related to the social determinants of health (SDOH) with a focus on healthcare, family economic security, trauma-informed care, equity, and justice.
In 2020, Chlo’e launched Virginia’s first Racial Truth & Reconciliation Week, which was recognized by Governor Ralph Northam. Now, the initiative has evolved into a campaign that empowers the voices and experiences of marginalized communities in acknowledgement of truth to promote healing, reconciliation, and justice. In implementation, Chlo’e shapes the campaign’s policy priorities and provides support to the coalition. During the 2021 GA session, Chlo’e helped lead efforts to successfully recognize racism as a public health crisis in Virginia, making the state the first in the south.
Prior to Voices, Chlo’e served as director of Connecting Hearts to solve Virginia’s child welfare crisis. In 2021, Chlo’e was recognized by The Valentine as a Richmond History Maker for the social justice category. In 2020, she was named on Style Weekly’s top 40 Under 40. She also received the Outstanding Service Award from Connecting Hearts in 2018 and she was named Radio One Richmond’s top 30 Under 30 in 2017.
Chlo’e holds a Master of Public Policy in Leadership from Liberty University and completed the Minority Research and Law Institute Program at Southern University and the University of Virginia’s Sorensen Institute for Political Emerging Leaders program in 2019. She currently serves as the founder of Chlo’e Edwards, INC and president of CEO and President of Black Lives Matter 804.
Chlo’e can be reached at email@example.com.