City Councilwoman Tameika Isaac Devine is a founding partner in the law firm of Jabber & Isaac, PA, where she practices in the areas of real estate, probate and business transactions. She is the founder of The Possibilities Institute, a peak performance consulting, coaching and public speaking firm that specializes in working with women leaders and mothers. Mrs. Devine is a graduate of Spring Valley High School. She received her undergraduate degree in Business Management from Hampton University and her Juris Doctorate from the University of South Carolina School of Law.
Mrs. Devine is the first African-American female to serve on City Council and the first African- American to be elected At-Large in 2002. She serves on numerous boards, commissions and civic organizations, including a past member of the Board of Visitors for Columbia College and the board of Junior Achievement. She is also a 2002 graduate of Leadership Columbia, sponsored by the Greater Columbia Chamber of Commerce. Mrs. Devine is also a member of the Liberty Fellowship class of 2013.
Her contributions to her community are further expressed through her work with her church, Brookland Baptist, and her sorority, Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. The City projects she works diligently on are numerous. She was the co-chairperson on the Workforce Initiative Project (WIP) and also spearheaded the reorganization of the City’s courts system. She remains involved as a liaison between the municipal judges and City Council. She also spearheads the City’s annual National Youth Violence Prevention Week activities.
Devine was recognized by the National League of Cities’ University (NLC University) for reaching the platinum level in its Certificate Program. She is one of the few NLC members to have reached the platinum level in the Certificate of Achievement in Leadership program since its inception. To reach the platinum level, a local official must earn 67 credits, taking seminars that encompass all four proficiency areas of the Certificate Program curriculum: Management, Leadership, Engagement and Expertise.