District 6: Oliver Davis

6th District Council Member Oliver DavisRepresenting all of the residents in: 130601, 130602, 130603, 130604, 130605, 130606, 130607, 130608, 130609, 130610, 130611



Zoning & Annexation Committee


Utilities Committee

Member of the following Committees:

Community Investment Committee Health & Public Safety Committee PARC Committee

Bio of Councilman Oliver Davis "Councilman Oliver"

Currently serving in his 10th year, and third consecutive term after first being elected in 2007, South Bend Common Councilman Oliver Davis (D-6th) has worked hard to represent the 6th District and the residents of South Bend. Serving the citizens of South Bend is one of Oliver’s greatest honors. Throughout his tenure on the Common Council, Councilman Oliver has continued to see the 6th District grow and revive as a strong economic region for the City of South Bend.  With the rapid growth of businesses in the Ignition Park area, Lippert Components Inc. relocated in the former A.J. Wright building on Sample Street, and with Martin's Grocery Store relocating to the 6th District in the coming months, the Southwest side of the City of South Bend is gaining strength.   Furthermore, Councilman Oliver was very supportive and an advocate for the Pokagon Tribal Council’s development that will greatly re-energize the Southwest Side of the City of South Bend. "On behalf of the Pokagon Tribal Council, and all Pokagon citizens, we'd like to thank the BIA, Mayor Pete Buttigieg, former and active South Bend Common Council members, Councilman Oliver Davis, members of the Michiana Pokagon Alliance, and all of the local citizens and organizations that have supported us during this lengthy process," said John P. Warren, Chairman of the Pokagon Band of Potawatomi Indians.” Councilman Oliver Davis’ 2015 Re-Election Campaign for the 6th District of South Bend was endorsed by the South Bend Regional (formerly St. Joseph County) Chamber of Commerce.

For 25 years, Councilman Oliver has worked in the profession of social work, serving as a Family Therapist, a School Social Worker, a Social Work Educator, including teaching on Indiana University South Bend School of Social Work Faculty from 1994-2003; and serving in other social work related positions. He earned the Master of Social Work Degree from The Ohio State University in 1992, completed the Bachelor of Social Work Degree from Oakwood University in Huntsville, Alabama in 1991, and graduated from the South Bend Regional Chamber of Commerce Leadership Program - Class 33, in 2007.  Councilman Oliver is a member of the 2008 Michiana Forty under 40 class, which is a collaborative project involving the regional Chambers of Commerce, The Truth in Elkhart, the South Bend Tribune, Bethel College and a number of major employers intended to recognize and honor forty young professionals within this region for their contribution and accomplishments in both their workplace and community. Since 1996, he has been a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) in the State of Indiana.  Councilman Oliver is a School Social Worker for the South Bend Community School Corporation (SBCSC), where he presently serves at Dickinson Fine Arts Academy and Coquillard Primary School. He has also worked as a school social worker at Marquette, Perley, Hay, Darden, Marshall and Madison Schools within the SBCSC.  He is also in private practice at Goldstein and Associates in South Bend, where is provides counseling to families, couples, and individuals in crisis.

Councilman Oliver Davis is the past immediate South Bend Common Council President and the current Vice President of the South Bend Common Council, where he also serves at the Chairperson of the Zoning & Annexation Committee; Vice-Chairperson of the Utilities Committee and serves as a Member of the following Committees: Community Investment Committee Health & Public Safety Committee PARC Committee.  He is also a Commissioner on the Area Plan Commission and a Member & Past President of the TRANSPO (South Bend Public Transportation Board of Directors) for the past 13 years. For five years, Councilman Oliver served on the Michiana Area Council of Governments (MACOG), which is a regional intergovernmental agency established to foster cooperative, coordinated and comprehensive planning activities. Oliver served on the YMCA Urban Youth Council Advisory Board and is a Local Church Elder in the Seventh-day Adventist Church in South Bend, Indiana.  He is also a regular member at the Rum Village Neighborhood Association meetings.  Councilman Oliver is also an elected Precinct Captain for the St. Joseph County (Indiana) Democratic Party – Serving at Precinct 130607. Councilman Oliver is a member of the National Education Association (NEA), which is the nation's largest professional employee organization and is committed to advancing the cause of public education.

Councilman Oliver is married to Lynda R. (Hodges) Davis. They have two lovely daughters - Starr D. Davis and Kailyn M. Davis and two awesome sons – Geoff Simons and Marc Simons. The Davises have a beautiful Chocolate Black Lab named Pepper S. Davis. Councilman Oliver loves to cook, to travel, to watch football, basketball and tennis and is a lover of history. 

South Bend Common Council Representative on other Community Boards
Member of the Area Plan Commission
Member & Past President of the TRANSPO (South Bend Public Transportation Board of Directors)

Oliver Davis
1801 S. Nash Street • South Bend, Indiana 46613
574.288.4523 Home • 574.235.5986 Voice Mail
Preferred number 574.876.6938 Cell
TDD: 574.235.5567