Who is Tyrell?
Tyrell M. Holcomb Is a fourth generation Washingtonian, activist, and minister. Holcomb’s legacy of service began at an early age. As a participant of the Marion Barry Youth Leadership Institute, he’d go on to serve as Youth Mayor of the District of Columbia and Chair of the DC Youth Advisory Council. Defying the odds of a broken home, poverty, and an absentee father, Holcomb learned the value of mentorship, service, and being a change-maker. Over the years he’s served on various local boards and mentored numerous young men.
His tenure at the Capital Area Food Bank inspired him to run for Advisory Neighborhood Commissioner in his beloved Ward 7. Holcomb has quickly established himself as a progressive voice advocating for an equitable health care system East of the River, eliminating Ward 7’s food desert, and issues effecting youth and seniors. Of note is his work to hold Safeway accountable for their Ward 7 stores, his advocacy in opposing a Church’s Chicken from opening on Minnesota Ave and his advocacy to stop a halfway house from opening on Minnesota Ave. Holcomb’s unwavering commitment to public service is evident through his current work in non-profit management. Currently he serves as Health Equity Organizer at SPACE’S in Action.
When not fighting to end food injustice or working for his constituents; Holcomb enjoys a good run in his neighborhood and rooting on his hometown sports teams.