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Dr. Aditi Bussells is a fierce advocate for economic growth, community investment, and equitable opportunities in Columbia. She is an ardent supporter of the notion that a healthy community goes hand-in-hand with a healthy economy.
“As Columbia, SC faces unchartered territory, Aditi Bussells is uniquely qualified to ensure that Columbia comes out of the pandemic more resilient, prosperous, and vibrant than ever.” – Landry Phillips, Local Business Owner
Aditi is a first-generation immigrant who has personally experienced what a thriving community can provide for children and families to succeed. It is this belief that has kept Aditi passionate and engaged in public service, whether its helping communities make decisions using sound science, or building relationships across sectors to find innovative solutions to problems.
Aditi is running because she believes that everyone, regardless of their zip code, deserves to have equal opportunities to thrive. She believes that government should be accountable to people, not politics.
“From knocking on doors to ensure residents complete their Census to providing expert guidance on public health in the city, my goal has always been to ensure our communities have the resources and knowledge they need and their voices are heard.” – Aditi Bussells
Professionally, Aditi is public health researcher and oversees several statewide initiatives that support family and child health and well-being. She received her PhD in public health at the University of South Carolina.
Aditi is the proud spouse of Louis, a frontline worker and Army veteran. In her free time, you can catch her spending time at Soda City with Louis and her dogs or enjoying Lake Murray with friends.
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Long-Term Strategies to Prevent and End Homelessness
Background: In February 2022, Mayor Rickenmann tasked Councilwoman Bussells with leading the Taskforce to Prevent and End Homelessness. Since that time, the Taskforce has formally convened four meetings (May 17, 2022, June 29, 2022, August 17, 2022 and September 21, …
‘Lock It Up’ campaign latest in city, county gun safety initiatives
Post and Courier | Skylar Laird27 June 2022COLUMBIA — The City of Columbia will hand out free gun safe locks in the latest of a series of efforts to promote gun safety. Council member Aditi Bussells announced the “Lock It …Continue Reading
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