Ekecia Grayson Taylor
Commissioner Ekecia Grayson Taylor was appointed to the Commission in 2016 by Speaker of the Florida House of Representatives Steve Crisafulli. She attended Florida A&M University and holds a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from the University of South Florida. She is a 2007 graduate of the Florida State University College of Law. Residing in Daytona Beach, she is the wife of State Representative Dwayne L. Taylor, and mother of two daughters, Kelyce and Hannah.
Commissioner Taylor is a Florida Bar licensed attorney with experience in corporate civil defense litigation, mass torts, regulatory compliance and consumer finance law. She was appointed by the President of the Florida Bar Association to serve two consecutive terms on the Law Related Education Committee which promotes effective law related education programs in grades K-12 of Florida’s schools, with an emphasis on teaching young citizens respect for the legal system and for people and their property. She was also a participant in the Justice Teaching Program which trains and provides age level-appropriate curriculum to volunteer attorneys and judges who visit one classroom at a time to deliver civics education in an interactive, informal style which engages students to discuss the justice system and how it impacts their lives.
Her dedication to the Commission’s mission to support women in achieving their fullest potential is evident in her involvement in several key women’s organizations. She is a member of the Junior League of Daytona Beach, serving on various steering committees for educational and charitable community service projects. This organization is committed to promoting volunteerism, to developing the potential of women, and to improving the community through effective action and leadership of its trained volunteer members.
Commissioner Taylor is also a member of The Daytona Beach Chapter of The Links, Incorporated where she serves as Recording Secretary. This organization, comprised of nearly 14,000 highly distinguished professional women of color, is one of the nation’s oldest and largest volunteer service organizations of extraordinary women who are committed to enriching, sustaining and ensuring the culture and economic survival of their community.
Additionally, Commissioner Taylor is a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. the first sorority created for African American women. The organization boasts over 280,000 college educated members. Over the past twelve years, she has served in various leadership roles and was the 2011 recipient of the Valerie B. Bryant Justice Award which is presented annually to one outstanding member who is a champion in the area of justice for women of color. Mrs. Taylor is also a member of Jack & Jill of America, Inc., an exclusive network of African American mothers representing over 40,000 families nationwide. The organization is dedicated to nurturing future leaders by strengthening children through leadership development, volunteer service, philanthropic giving and civic duty.
Commissioner Taylor believes that women are the nurturing foundation of every community and she will continue her legacy of service to women through her work on the Commission.Back