Political consultant and urban planner, Dr. Carol Dean Archer hopes to use her immense talent and ability to help improve the lives of the citizens of West Rural St. Andrew, which she intends to represent in Parliament, following the October 16 elections.
Dr. Archer was born on February 2, 1967 in Jeffrey Town, St. Mary. After a vibrant childhood, most of which were spent at Cooper’s Hill, St. Andrew, she furthered her education at New York State University and the City University of New York, where she read for her doctorate.
This followed a rewarding early education at Rollington Town Primary and later Wolmer’s Girls School.
Pledging to find solutions to social and economic concerns and community problems within West Rural St. Andrew, Dr. Archer hopes to use her experience in urban planning and politics to realise many of the goals that she has set out, goals she believes must be achieved if the constituency is to move forward.
In her short time as constituency chairman for West Rural St. Andrew, the University of Technology lecturer has started two corner leagues for footballers, identified over 100 indigent persons for assistance, sponsored 15 Christmas treats throughout the constituency and conducted job readiness workshops for young people in Lawrence Tavern.
On the social side, Dr. Archer enjoys cooking, and promoting activities that seek to enhance Jamaica's social fabric.
A member of the Jamaica Institute of Planners, Dr. Archer sits on several boards, among them the Gleaner Company, the National Investment Bank of Jamaica, the University Council of Jamaica and the Statistical Institute of Jamaica.