“I am devastated and heartbroken by the loss of former Council Member and Assembly Member Albert Vann. He was a dedicated public servant, an educator, a strong advocate for the empowerment of Black communities, and a steadfast champion of Central Brooklyn. Council Member Vann mentored generations of leaders in New York City and faithfully served his constituents for nearly four decades in elected office. On behalf of the entire City Council, I extend my condolences to Council Member Vann’s family, friends, and community. We will miss him dearly and remember his legacy. May he rest in peace.”