Josh Chapman Family Portrait

About Joshua Chapman

I am a husband, father, small business owner, coach, educator, and volunteer. My wife Athena and I live in South Davis with our 2 boys, Owen (11) and Quentin (9) who both attend Marguerite Montgomery Elementary School.

Our community, like so many others around the world, is facing unprecedented challenges, from the economic and social impacts of a global pandemic paired with a long-overdue call to action to change policies and politics to address social, racial, and gender inequality. The difficult decisions our City must make in the face of these challenges will shape our community for generations to come. I am running for City Council because I want to lead Davis in making those decisions in a way that values community, diversity, sustainability, responsible growth, and inclusivity.

Josh and Athena Chapman Portrait
Josh Chapman and Children

Policy Objectives/Goals

  • Develop transparent strategies to meet City goals with clear objectives, timelines, and sustainable funding
  • Collaborate with local community-based organizations with diverse perspectives to inform thoughtful and inclusive policies that address social justice and criminal justice issues affecting our community
  • Work with County leaders to create innovative and compassionate solutions to address homelessness and behavioral health issues impacting our community
  • Evaluate additional funding opportunities to implement City funding priorities including the exploration of public/private partnerships and grants to enhance the budget
  • Seek opportunities to work in partnership with constituents to support local educational goals that increase diversity and inclusion
  • Collaborate with stakeholders to enhance our downtown and finalize the Downtown Davis Plan Advisory Committee’s (DPAC) plan
  • Work with local organizations and experts on the effective implementation of the voter-approved open space tax
  • Explore opportunities for community engagement and funding options for a local youth sports complex


  • MA in Education: Equity and Social Justice in Education
  • BS in Small Business Management
  • Local Small Business Owner (Armadillo Music)
  • Youth Sports Coach and Volunteer
  • Past President Davis Downtown Business Association (DDBA) Board of Directors
  • Served on Downtown Davis Plan Advisory Committee (DPAC)
  • Former AmeriCorps Volunteer
  • Former Teacher