Saturday, October 1, 2016
Brooklyn Expo Center
72 Noble Street, Greenpoint, Brooklyn
2016 Keynote Speaker Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams
Parents Leaders from +170 NYC Schools Attended Last Year!
Local Elected Officials
NYS Senator Martin Malavé Dilan is serving his fifth term in the 17th Senatorial District representing the North Brooklyn communities of Bushwick, Williamsburg, Greenpoint, Cypress Hills, City-Line, East New York, Bedford-Stuyvesant, and Brownsville. Martin currently serves as the Assistant Minority Leader for Policy and Administration in the Senate’s Democratic Conference. Martin’s leadership in the conference began in his first term as Assistant Minority Leader of Conference Operations. He has since held the posts of Chairman of the Minority Conference and Senior Assistant Majority Leader. Martin grew up in the community of Bushwick where his first foray into public life came in 1965, as a volunteer in a mayoral campaign before graduating from high school and going on to Brooklyn College. As the Senate Democratic appointment to the Legislative Task Force on Demographic research and Reapportionment (LATFOR)—and former Co-Chair—Martin has fought for the formation of a non-partisan redistricting process that guarantees objective and transparent redistricting that maximizes public participation and ends the drawing of New York’s legislative districts to disenfranchise any one-person or community for the sake of political gain.
NYS Senator Daniel Squadron is serving his third term representing New York's 26th Senate District, which includes the Brooklyn neighborhoods of Greenpoint, Williamsburg, Vinegar Hill, DUMBO, Fulton Ferry, Brooklyn Heights, Downtown Brooklyn, Boerum Hill, Cobble Hill, Carroll Gardens, and Columbia Waterfront, and the Manhattan neighborhoods of Tribeca, Battery Park City, the Lower East Side, Chinatown, the Financial District, Little Italy, SoHo, and the East Village. In the Senate, Daniel has worked tirelessly to reform Albany; strengthen affordable housing; promote comprehensive, community-empowering economic development; enhance regional transportation infrastructure while improving pedestrian and road safety; protect the most vulnerable in our society; and secure parks and open space for all communities. At the heart of these priorities is Daniel’s ability to bring diverse parties together to find practical solutions that make government work better for people and communities.Public transit and complete streets are critical to New York's success -- and Daniel has been a driving force on both. www.nysenate.gov/senator/daniel-l-squadron.
NYS Assemblyman Joseph Lentol has represented North Brooklyn in the New York State Legislature since 1972. He is a lifelong resident of New York City, whose father and grandfather both also served in the New York State Legislature. In his community, Joseph has fought to preserve and enhance the waterfront and provide for public access. He has spearheaded efforts to improve tenants’ rights and affordable housing. He has initiated many programs to deter crime, help our youth, and revitalize the commercial corridors in each of the communities he represents. Respect for all people, their beliefs and customs is a defining principle of his public life. Joseph's North Brooklyn Assembly District is one of the most ethnically diverse in New York City. It has long been home to generations of Polish-Americans, Irish-Americans, Italian-Americans, African-Americans, Asian-Americans, German-Americans, and Americans from the Island of Puerto Rico. North Brooklyn boasts a large population of Orthodox Jewish-Americans and Hasidic residents from many parts of Europe. It has recently become the new home of families and individuals from Mexico, the Dominican Republic, Central and South America, the Middle East, and the Caribbean. People from all over the world have found harmony and acceptance in this community. Joseph considers it an honor to represent such a diverse constituency. He is extremely well known in New York for his personal attention to solving problems and for his dedicated public service. For over three decades, he has worked to improve the State’s quality of life and the well-being of its residents. http://assembly.state.ny.us/mem/Joseph-R-Lentol/
NYC Councilman Stephen Levin was elected in 2009 to represent the 33rd District in the New York City Council, which includes the diverse communities of Brooklyn Heights, DUMBO, Williamsburg, Greenpoint, Boerum Hill, Vinegar Hill, Downtown Brooklyn, and Bedford–Stuyvesant. As a Councilmember, Stephen has proven to be a leader on education and early childhood issues, and an advocate for increased open space in our communities and transportation safety initiatives. He has passed legislation requiring the Department of Education to notify families and teachers about potential PCB contamination, and has sponsored resolutions calling for mandatory kindergarten and breakfast-in-the-classroom. In addition to serving as Chair of the Committee on General Welfare, Council Member Levin serves on the Cultural Affairs, Education, Environmental Protection, Land Use, and Transportation committees, and the Subcommittee on Landmarks, Public Siting and Maritime Uses. http://council.nyc.gov/d33/html/members/home.shtml
NYC Councilman Antonio Reynoso represents the 34th District in the New York City Council. Antonio wants to create an environment conducive to a better quality of life for residents of Bushwick and Williamsburg in Brooklyn and Ridgewood in Queens. He understands that success in his district starts with strong schools, the fundamental access to affordable housing, and economic growth. Leveraging his years of experience as Councilmember Reyna’s Chief of Staff, where he oversaw and advanced progressive policies and legislative reforms for affordable housing, economic development, job creation, education, and public safety, Antonio is an experienced leader who knows how to cultivate diverse coalitions and is focused on delivering and maximizing the necessary programs and services to the diverse populations in the 34th District. http://council.nyc.gov/d34/html/members/home.shtml
Brooklyn Borough President Eric L. Adams was born in Brownsville and is a proud product of the New York City public school system, graduating from Bayside High School in 1978. He received his Associate in Arts Degree in Data Processing from New York City Technical College and his Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice from John Jay College of Criminal Justice; later, he received his Masters' Degree in Public Administration from Marist College. After a distinguished 22-year career in the New York City Police Department, Eric served for four terms in the New York State Senate, representing the 20th State Senatorial District, covering Borough Park, Crown Heights, Flatbush, Park Slope, Prospect Heights, Sunset Park and Windsor Terrace. Eric worked on issues that mattered to his constituents, including affordable housing, educational funding and preventative health. He became a champion on statewide matters such as good government, workers' rights, quality of life concerns and public safety. In particular, Eric effectively organized support against the NYPD's controversial stop, question and frisk policy and on behalf of gun control. Eric has also served on the board of the Eastern District Counseling Service, an organization assisting former substance abusers to live productive lives without dependency on drugs or alcohol. In 2013, Eric was elected by Brooklynites to be the first African-American to serve as Brooklyn Borough President.http://www.brooklyn-usa.org/pages/Eric.html