Councilwoman Mercedes Narcisse, R.N. is a dynamic, and caring working mother, proud immigrant, and community advocate who has dedicated her entire adult life to improving the quality of life for all residents of Brooklyn, especially those of her neighbors in the 46th Council District.
Mercedes’s commitment to family and community is based on a strong set of values passed on to her by her immigrant parents. Uniquely qualified and specially prepared, Mercedes has sought to bring all people – regardless of class, racial background, economic status, sexual orientation or social position into what she calls “the Family of People.”
As an advocate for her community, Mercedes has tirelessly worked to empower her neighborhood holistically. In order to excel on all levels, Mercedes works to support all families in our community, helping them understand how local government can work for them, and what they can do together to improve the quality of lives of all.
For decades, much of Mercedes focus has been connecting with different groups of young people, encouraging them to get involves by giving back to her community as young leaders in various aspects. Most recently she has partnered with young people at marches for social justice, census outreach, and food and facemask giveaways during the COVID-19 pandemic.
As a Registered Nurse for over 30 years, Mercedes has fiercely worked to improve the quality of healthcare and its delivery, not only in Brooklyn, but overseas as well. Most recently, Mercedes worked as a re-entry nurse at Paul J. Cooper Center for Human Services, Inc. where she provided, and addressed outpatient chemical dependency treatment for adult alcohol & drug abusers. She has also served as the general administrator of two different private clinics, MJC & Brooklyn Gastro. Mercedes is a consensus builder, and even prior to being elected she worked and partnered with a number of local elected leaders to bring much-needed resources to the district. Mercedes well-rounded personality lends itself to community leadership, and public service.
Mercedes Narcisse has been recognized and honored by many organizations and associations for her long record and history of outstanding community service. In 2008, she was the sole recipient of the “Corporate Award” presented by the New York State Association of Black & Puerto Rican Legislators, Inc. This award recognized her vast contributions to the growth and development of minority and women-owned businesses in New York State. Mercedes has demonstrated that a focused combination of hard-work, honesty, integrity and a sense of community buy-in is the formula for achieving success.
On November 2, 2021, Mercedes was victorious in the General Election and is now the Council Member for 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. Councilwoman 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.