Council Member Mercedes Narcisse is a registered nurse who represents the 46th Council District in Brooklyn, covering the neighborhoods of Bergen Beach, Canarsie, Flatlands, Georgetown, Gerritsen Beach, Marine Park, Mill Basin, Mill Island, Sheepshead Bay. Council Member Narcisse is Chair of the New York City Council’s Committee on Hospitals and serves on the Committees on Health, Education, Parks and Recreation, Transportation and Infrastructure, Criminal Justice and the Subcommittee on COVID Recovery and Resiliency.
Mercedes was born in Saint Marc, Haiti and migrated to the United States as a teenager, settling in Brooklyn. She attended public high school in Brooklyn, and is a proud CUNY graduate. Prior to her election to the City Council in November, 2021, she worked as a registered nurse and was a small business owner.
In her first term as a Member of the New York City Council, Mercedes built a reputation as a fierce advocate for her community with a tireless work ethic. Her community office has notably become one of the highest in serving constituents in NYC, demonstrating her effectiveness and dedication.
As a member of the Council’s Budget and Negotiation Team, Mercedes has delivered unprecedented victories for District 46. She secured millions of dollars in city funding to upgrade and renovate parks, libraries and schools across the district. Mercedes also secured the funding needed to operate after-school programs, senior centers, and other community initiatives, greatly benefiting local residents.
In 2023, she championed strong legislation, notably a bill to enhance health outcomes for those with sickle cell disease and another to train NYPD officers in identifying and interacting with New Yorkers with autism. These initiatives reflect her commitment to addressing both health and social challenges, further cementing her reputation as a relentless advocate for her constituents.
Mercedes is a loving mother of four and a proud resident of the 46th district in Brooklyn. In November, 2023 she was re-elected to serve another two-year term beginning January 1, 2024.