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Trailblazers 2023 Honoree:
Honorable Kimberly 


Fresno County Board of Education Trustee, Area 1

Hon. Kimberly Tapscott-Munson was elected on November 6, 2018, to the Fresno County Board of Education, Trustee for Area 1. She became the First Woman of color elected to the Board.


Kimberly is a Retired School Librarian with 20 years of outstanding service to the Fresno Unified School District. Kimberly is the CEO of KTM Consultant Services 

and the former Community Engagement Consultant for District Three for The City of Fresno. She continues to serve her beloved community by serving on the following Boards: Black Woman Organized for Political Action, Life-Time Member (BWOPA), California Association of Black School Educators, President (CABSE), Black American Political Association of California Member (BAPAC), National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, 1st Vice-President (NAACP), Girl Scouts of Central California South, Executive Board Member (GSCCS), Fresno Stonewall Democrats, Member at Large (FSD), National Women’s Political Caucus, Member (NWPC), Fresno County Democratic Women’s Club, President 2-Terms, (FCDWC), Airport District Rotary 5230, Member.


She is the daughter of Ben & Betty Tapscott and Patti Walker-Cheek & Donald Cheek. She is the wife of Darryl Munson and the sister of Bettina, Romel & Robert. She has three daughters; Kare’a, Pridjet & Briona and three Son-In-Loves; Mario, Kebe, and Matthew. She has five grandchildren; Sapphire, Sierra, Stephon, Spencer & Hunter.


Kimberly earned a Library Certification, an A.A. in Liberal Arts, and an A.S. in Library Technology from Fresno City College. She earned her B.A. in Liberal Arts from Fresno Pacific University. She became a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated, and joined as a Legacy Member into the Alpha Nu Omega Chapter, Oakland, CA. in the Spring of 2019.

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