Biography of Lisa M Deeley
Lisa has spent her whole career serving the citizens of the City of Philadelphia. She began as the Chief of Staff for then State Representative Alan Butkovitz for 12 years. When Alan was elected to serve as City Controller, he tapped Lisa to lead the Controller's first Community Affairs Division. In 2012, Lisa became the Director of Community Outreach for trailblazing Councilman Bobby Henon (6th District). Lisa's role focused on working with civic and community groups throughout Northeast Philadelphia. She also worked with Councilman Henon on his many innovative and groundbreaking initiatives, such as Problem Properties Advisory Council, Philly Play and My Big Idea along with the City Council Special Investigating Committee on Demolition. Through her work, she has traveled throughout the city attending community meetings, helping to procure crime victim compensation, interacting with local leaders, and helping Philadelphians cut through the city's red tape and get access to the services they deserve.
Lisa's commitment to public service began when she was still at Saint Hubert's. At the age of 14, she stuffed envelopes and ran phone banks for the campaigns of Congressman Bob Borski and the late State Senator Jim Lloyd. Since then, she has been involved in the conduct of elections for the last 30 years, first as Judge of Elections then as the elected Democratic Committee Person for her division.
For nearly 10 years, Lisa has been the President of Northeast Victim Services, a non–profit organization that supports and advocates for victims of crime and assists the community in reducing the effects of crime through outreach and education. She is also involved in many civic and neighborhood organizations, including the Rhawnhurst Athletic Association, Mary Kate's Legacy, the Darfur Alert Coalition, and the Delaware River City Corporation. She is a former member of the United Food and Commercial Workers Local 1776.
Lisa is a lifelong resident of Rhawnhurst. Having won the November 2015 General Election, she was sworn-in as City Commissioner of the City of Philadelphia in January 2016.