A strong advocate for people, Keizayla Fambro is a seasoned political strategist who began her career as policy and communications director for a sitting councilmember in Cincinnati. At 24, she became the youngest and only Black woman chief of staff serving at Cincinnati City Hall, driving policy while overseeing day-to-day office operations.
Now, Keizayla serves as a Senior Political Advisor to the OOC, running one of the country’s largest voter registration efforts while strategizing campaign plans. She previously served as OOC’s Civic Engagement Director. When she’s not helping to build transformative relational power for everyday Ohioans, Keizayla serves as Executive Director of Black Fork Strategies, an Ohio-based firm that focuses on all aspects of community and electoral fieldwork.
A community leader with a passion for human rights, policy, and the creation of opportunities, Keizayla is the former vice president of Southwest Ohio Young Black Democrats, where she worked to educate, inspire and empower young Black people in the Southwest Ohio Region. She also serves on the executive committee for the Hamilton County Democratic Party.
Her service doesn’t end with politics; she is a firm believer in her city’s youth. She serves as an advisory board member for Nevertheless, INC., a faith-based nonprofit whose mission is to provide teaching and services that promote character, confidence, self-sufficiency, and sustainability for at-risk teen girls in Cincinnati.
Keizayla, a proud second-generation Cincinnatian, was named a 2018 Rising Star by the YWCA Academy of Career Women of Achievement. She also made Radio One’s 30 under 30 award list in Cincinnati.
She has been featured in multiple global and local media outlets including The Guardian, NPR’s WVXU, WCPO, and Spectrum News 1.