Adam Dickson is a local leader who challenges all of us to be our best selves while bettering the community in which we live. Adam serves as an Adjunct Instructor at East Tennessee State University where he is responsible for the development and instruction of the course, Black American Political Thought. Adam now serves as the Regional Community Development Coordinator for the Appalachian Community Federal Credit Union.
In his unique and rewarding role with a socially responsible credit union, Adam establishes and nurtures relationships with stakeholders in an effort to provide quality financial products and services to central Appalachia’s underserved communities. Adam is invested in our community by serving those who are most in need.
Adam has previously served as Chair of the Washington County Democratic Party and currently serves on the Executive Committee. He was instrumental in organizing the community when the NAACP and other members of the black community asked the leaders of Johnson City to rename a street, or designate a memorial highway, in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. When city’s Planning Commission voted on a decision against the NAACP and the community’s wishes, Adam made sure a coalition of support was present at the city planning meeting and the city commission meeting. His leadership was pivotal in getting University Parkway in Johnson City designated as a memorial highway in honor of Dr. King.
Adam was raised in Washington County, Tennessee, graduating from David Crockett High School. He went on to receive his Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from Carson-Newman University and then his Masters of Public Administration from East Tennessee State University. We are lucky that Adam decided to invest his time and talents here, working to improve the community we share.
Thank you Adam!