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District 18

Amanda Farías

Soundview, Castle Hill, Parkchester, Clason Point, Harding Park

Amanda Farías is the Council Member for the 18th District, representing the neighborhoods of Castle Hill, Clason Point, Harding Park, Parkchester, Unionport, Shorehaven, and Soundview. 

Council Member Amanda Farías is the Chair of the Committee on Economic Development and the Co-Chair of the Women’s Caucus. She is the first women, Bronxite, and Latinx person to serve as Chair of the Committee on Economic Development. As Chair, she hosted the City’s first legislative hearings on the emerging adult-use cannabis industry, the NYC ferry system, and has worked to ensure that economic recovery is focused on equity and prioritizes our Black and Brown communities.

Under Council Member Amanda Farias’ leadership as Co-Chair of the Women’s Caucus, in the first women-majority Council, several comprehensive bill packages have been passed addressing issues of women’s health and wellness. Including the Support Survivors package, the Universal Childcare package, and the groundbreaking NYC Abortion Rights Act. She continues to work to create holistic improvements to qualities of life of women, trans women, and gender non-conforming people across the City.

Amanda is a lifelong Bronxite, born and raised in Soundview as a second-generation Afro-Latina of Puerto Rican and Dominican descent. She is a proud product of local schools and community institutions.