Ajenai Clemmons, MPP

Ajenai Clemmons, MPP

NBCSL Policy Director serves as NBSCL’s policy director. She was formerly the ombudsman for Denver’s Office of the Independent Monitor, where she helped establish a civilian agency that monitors police and sheriff internal affairs investigations. She has worked in the Iowa State Legislature as well as non-profit and private sectors. Ms. Clemmons holds a Master of Public Policy and B.A. in International Relations, Spanish, and Latin American History.
The Leadership Required for an America in the Making
The U.S. Census Bureau projects America will become a majority-minority nation as early as 20431 —in other words, about one generation from today. With the…
Top Models for Top Babies
Similar to the approach America has taken with our healthcare system--that is, emergency-room driven vs. preventive--America often employs a piecemeal and ineffective approach towards our…
Zip Codes: Where You Live, How You Live, Whether You Live
A veteran African-American lawmaker recently joked that he checked the obituaries every Sunday to make sure he wasn’t in there. Then he reflected on a…
The Unbanked: Structuring Responsible Offerings and Facilitating Responsible Choices
NBCSL Executive Officers, Tennessee leadership, and NILA representatives pose during the NILA reception.On December 10, 2013, the eve of NBCSL’s 37th Annual Legislative Conference (ALC)…