Alisha Bell is Chair of the Wayne County Commission and was first elected to the Commission in Nov. 2002 as the youngest African American woman to serve on a county commission in the country. Bell is serving her ninth two-year term.
As an active community member, Bell currently serves as the Chair of Wayne County Zoological Authority and Wayne County HealthChoice. She is a member of the Detroit Riverfront Conservancy, Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc., and Jack and Jill of America Inc. Bell is a past member of the Detroit/Wayne County Port Authority and has served as chair of the National Council on Alcohol and Drug Dependence and the Detroit Recovery Project.
Bell has volunteered with Junior Achievement and was Founder and Charter President of the Metro Detroit Optimist Club, a young adult chapter of the Optimist Club International. She is also a former Precinct Delegate.