District 21 - Council Member - Democrat
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Julissa Ferreras

Julissa Ferreras

District 21 - Council Member - Democrat
Chair - Committee on Finance
Council Member Julissa Ferreras was elected to the New York City Council in 2009, as the representative for District 21 - Elmhurst, East Elmhurst, Corona and Jackson Heights.

Council Member Julissa Ferreras is a charismatic, pro-active leader with a powerful voice that is focused on advocating for the needs of her community and New York City’s most vulnerable citizens.  She proudly serves the neighborhoods of Corona, Elmhurst, East Elmurst, Lefrak City, as well as parts of Jackson Heights.  

Elected to the 21st Council District in 2009, Council Member Ferreras is the first Latina to hold a Queens seat on the City Council. She grew up in Jackson Heights and currently resides in East Elmhurst.

Council Member Ferreras currently serves as Chair of the New York City Council’s Committee on Finance and in addition, she holds a seat on Committees on Consumer Affairs, Standards & Ethics, Cultural Affairs, Economic Development, and Public Safety. 

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