District 16 - Council Member
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Vanessa L. Gibson

Vanessa L. Gibson

District 16 - Council Member
Chair - Committee on Public Safety
Includes West Bronx, Morrisania, Highbridge, and Melrose.

A lifelong resident of New York City, Vanessa L. Gibson has a strong commitment to serving her Bronx community that began when she was a student in the city’s public school system, led to her successful election to a seat in the New York State Assembly on June 2, 2009 and recently culminated in her election to the New York City Council on November 5, 2013 to represent the 16th Council District of Bronx County.

After graduating from Murray Bergtraum High School for Business Careers in 1997, Councilwoman Gibson went on to obtain a Bachelor’s Degree in Sociology with minor concentrations in Business and Criminal Justice from the State University at Albany (UAlbany) in May 2001. In her senior year at UAlbany Ms. Gibson was an intern for Assemblywoman Aurelia Greene, a Democrat from the Bronx who represented the 77th Assembly District, and formed what has become a lifelong relationship with her mentor.

Throughout her internship and subsequent employment with the Assembly, Ms. Gibson met with thousands of constituents, community activists and lobbyists who traveled to Albany to support valuable programs or discuss important constituent matters. She worked tirelessly alongside Assemblywoman Aurelia Greene as her Legislative Analyst to ensure that the needs of the 77th Assembly District were addressed. Working with local residents, community based organizations, labor unions, parents and educators she was responsible for developing public policies to meet the needs of community residents, and create jobs for our families.
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