District 12 - Council Member
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Andy King

Andy King

District 12 - Council Member - Democrat

NYC Council 12th District Office of the Bronx, assist constituents in addressing various needs such as housing, immigration referrals, sanitation, and neighborhood safety complaints, among other quality of life issues. The office is staffed by a group of well-seasoned professionals, who work with each constituent on an individual basis to find solutions to their problems. We welcome constituents to file complaints in person, Monday Through Friday no appointment needed. Assistance with immigration problem has to be by appointment. To file a case by telephone, or to make an appointment, and/or obtain further information about the services offered by our office, please call (718) 684-5509. Hours: Monday-Friday: 10:00 am - 6:00 pm, 940 East Gun Hill Road, Bronx, NY 10469

Andy King is a lifelong resident of the Northeast Bronx. From his early years at P.S. 112, P.S. 78, P.S. 41, Olinville JHS 113 to Evander Childs High School, Andy has always committed himself to his community. Being Captain of the Bronxwood Little League Team and Captain of the Evander Childs High School Boys Basketball Team, where he achieved All City Honors, Andy was a leader amongst his peers. During his teen years, King always worked at summer camps (Butler Memorial Church in mid-70) and provided direction for the young people in those community programs. At age 15, he embarked on his first coaching assignment for the Kings Five Basketball Program in the Bronx. This program was founded over 25 years ago by Army Veteran, Andy King Sr.

Upon graduation from high school, Andy attended Midwestern State University in Texas on a basketball scholarship. He then transferred to William Paterson College in New Jersey where he led the Pioneers Men’s Basketball Team to three (3) consecutive Conference Championships and a Final 8 NCAA appearance. Moreover, he served on the Student Government Association and was a Chairperson of the Student Activity Program Board. For his commitment to the campus community, Andy received the Most Valuable Service Award prior to graduating from William Paterson University.

After receiving his B.A. in Communications, Andy returned to the Northeast Bronx and worked as a NYC Child Protective Caseworker. During this time, because of the passion he has for the youth, he co-founded the Bronx Youth Uptown Developers Coalition where he organized, coached and counseled the youngsters in the Instructional Basketball Camps. Becoming a father enhanced Andy’s interest in mentoring and guiding the youth within his community. As a devoted father to his daughter, Andy was also the President of the Parent Advisory Committee for Crawford Memorial Church Early Childhood School Program in 1991. Always working to help the youth in the Bronx, in 2006 Andy and his wife Neva Shillingford–King (of Dominica, West Indies) launched the Bronx Youth Empowerment Program (YEP) where Andy serves as the Volunteer Director.

In 2007 Andy became the Bronx Lead Organizer for 1199SEIU/GNYHA Healthcare Education Project (HEP) fighting to protect healthcare, and educating his community on the disparities in healthcare. As a Community Activist, Andy was out spoken and organized his community on critical issues such as senior services and education funding cuts, overdevelopment of property, NYPD and youth relations, and overall people and community development.

In 2009, Andy was inspired to represent his community in the New York City Council: the journey continues. A firm believer in Christ and a community servant, Andy’s spirituality guides him to teach, lead and inspire our youth and community to find solutions to the challenges that face us in todays’ society.

In November 2012, Andy's journey to represent his community in City Hall became a reality when the voters of the 12th District in the Bronx issued out 36,500 votes to Andy and hired him as their new city council member.

Councilmember King continues to be a strong voice in his community and for our youth. The journey of bringing unity back to the community will definitely continue for Mr. Andy King, New York City Councilmember in the 12th District of the Bronx.

Awards & Memberships

• Gloria Wise- Boys and Girls Club-Youth Service Award-2005

• East Laconia Community Service Award-2006

• SOBOA Community Service Award 2007

• Love Your Breast Inc. Community Service Award 2008

• NAACP 50th Year Celebration Community Service Award 2008

• Crawford Day Care Community Service Award 2010

• Tri-County Women’s Club Community Service Award 2011

• St. Luke’s Episcopal Church Men’s Day Community Service Award 2012

• Member of the Working Families Party

• Honorary Board Member of the NAACP Williamsbridge Branch