Brooklyn Newsmakers: featuring City Council Speaker, Melissa Mark-Viverito

For NYU Community

The Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce in partnership with NYU and the Downtown Brooklyn Partnership is launching an exciting new series - 'Brooklyn Newsmakers' - sponsored exclusively by Investors Bank. This major new initiative features high-level guest speakers addressing a citywide audience. Included are elected officials, economic development leaders, educators and technology innovators, and others in diverse fields.

Melissa Mark-Viverito currently serves as the Speaker of the New York City Council, the first Puerto Rican and Latina to hold a citywide elected position. She represents the 8th District, which includes El Barrio/East Harlem and the South Bronx. Born and raised in San Juan, Puerto Rico, she worked for over two decades in local activism, nonprofit organizations and labor before being elected to the City Council in 2005. In 2009, she was elected to her second term in the City Council, during which she served as Chair of the Committee on Parks and Recreation, the founding Co-Chair of the Progressive Caucus and as a member of the Black, Latino and Asian Caucus. In 2011, she was one of four Council Members to pioneer the first-ever Participatory Budgeting process in New York City.

Space is limited, so please RSVP today by clicking here.