Darma Diaz is the NYC Councilwoman for District 37 covering Bushwick, East New York, Cypress Hills, Ocean Hill-Brownsville, and Brownsville, Brooklyn. Darma, born and raised in Brooklyn, holds a Bachelor’s in Human Services and is a former state committee representative and district leader. She is a proud mom and grandmother whose community service work spans more than 4 decades from being a community organizer, social worker, working as a staffer for Assemblyman Daryl Towns, and serving community boards and organizations. In the New York City Council, Darma will fight for more affordable housing, reducing gun violence, having more senior services, improving education, and providing more resources to the community to recover from the coronavirus pandemic.
Darma’s parents are both from the island of Puerto Rico and is a proud product of a public school education in Brooklyn. As a young mother she was a victim of spousal abuse and was temporarily homeless. Darma believes that those who are closest to struggles should be closest to making change in our communities. This is the primary drive for her commitment in government and public services.
These organizations, groups, boards, and committees have seen Darma’s dedication to support throughout the years: The Department of Probation in an advisory capacity, Parents Against Violence, 75th Precinct Council, Zone Two Advisory Board, WEED/SEED, Immediately School 171;
- Committee on Health
- Committee on Cultural Affairs, Libraries, and International Intergroup Relations
- Committee on Environmental Protection
- Committee on Finance
- Committee on General Welfare
- Committee on Governmental Operations
- Committee on Parks and Recreation
- Committee on State and Federal Legislation
- Committee on Women and Gender Equity (Chair)
- Committee on Criminal Justice