Elizabeth Bennett-Parker was elected to the Alexandria City Council in November 2018 and is the youngest woman elected to Council in Alexandria’s history. Prior to her election, she was appointed by Council to serve on the Community Criminal Justice Board and the Commission on Employment.
In her day job, Elizabeth co-leads Together We Bake, a nonprofit job training and personal development program for women in need. She is the founder of Fruitcycle, a social enterprise that produced healthy snacks from locally-sourced produce that would otherwise go to waste, while also providing jobs for women who had been homeless or formerly incarcerated. Recognizing a similarity in missions, Elizabeth merged Fruitcycle with Together We Bake in 2016. Elizabeth is a former Fulbright Fellow, graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Cornell University, and received a Master’s from the University of London.