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Gale Arnot Brewer (born September 6, 1951) is the 27th and current Borough President
Borough President
of the New York City
New York City
borough of Manhattan
Manhattan
and a Democratic politician from the state of New York. She was a member of the New York City
New York City
Council, where she represented the Upper West Side and the northern part of Clinton in Manhattan. She was elected Manhattan
Manhattan
Borough President
Borough President
on November 5, 2013.

Contents

1 Career 2 Committee work 3 Election as Manhattan
Manhattan
Borough President 4 Family 5 References 6 External links

Career[edit] Brewer obtained her undergraduate degrees from Bennington College (1973) and Columbia University
Columbia University
(1997). She then earned her Master of Public Administration (M.P.A.) degree from Harvard University's John F. Kennedy School of Government. From 1975 to 1978, Brewer served as director of scheduling for Mary Anne Krupsak, the former Lieutenant Governor of New York. From 1978 to 1990, she was chief of staff to then- New York City Council
New York City Council
member Ruth Messinger. From 1990 to 1994, Brewer was director of the New York City
New York City
Office of Federal Relations in New York in the administration of David Dinkins. From 1994 to 1998, she was Deputy Public Advocate for Intergovernmental Affairs under Mark J. Green.[1] Brewer then served as Project Manager for the NYC Nonprofits Project and worked with the Telesis Corporation, a private firm that builds affordable housing. She was a member of Manhattan's Community Board 7 and Chair of the New York State
New York State
chapter of the National Women's Political Caucus.[1] In 2000, she was cited by the New York Daily News as #20 of "50 New Yorkers to Watch".[2] Brewer began serving on the New York City Council
New York City Council
in 2002. In each re-election vote in 2003, 2005, and 2009, she received over 80% of the votes cast.[1] Brewer has helped to pass legislation protecting domestic workers, establishing the New York City
New York City
Broadband Advisory Committee, establishing an electronic death registration system and requiring New York City publications to be made available via the Internet, as well as two bills aimed at eliminating graffiti and unwanted stickers.[1] Committee work[edit] Brewer chaired the Select Committee on Technology in Government (now the Committee on Technology) from 2002 to 2009[1] and remains a member of that committee.[3] In June 2004, in conjunction with a graduate student Digital Opportunities Team at CUNY Hunter College
CUNY Hunter College
departments of Urban Affairs and Planning supervised by Professor Lisa Tolliver,[4] the committee published a study and recommendations titled Expanding Digital Opportunity in New York City
New York City
Public Schools: Profiles of Innovators and Leaders Who Make a Difference.[5] The report was one of numerous initiatives and events implemented by the Select Committee, which included roundtables, conferences, hearings, and collaborative partnerships.[3][6][7] Brewer chairs the Committee on Governmental Operations.[1] Other committees on which Council Member Brewer serves include: Aging; Finance; General Welfare, Higher Education; Housing & Buildings; Mental Health; Technology; Transportation; and Waterfronts. In addition, she co-chairs the Manhattan
Manhattan
Delegation, sits on the Council's Budget Negotiating Team, and is a member of the Rules Committee Working Group.[1] Brewer was a member of the New York State
New York State
Universal Broadband Initiative’s Digital Literacy and Community Outreach Action Team and served as a member of the New York State
New York State
Attorney General’s Real Estate Working Group/Subcommittee on Enforcement and Mediation, the Foundation Center Library Advisory Committee, and the Information Technology and Communications Committee of the National League of Cities.[1] Brewer is a member of the Board of Directors of the Eleanor Roosevelt Legacy Committee; she also sits on Advisory Committees to John Jay College of Criminal Justice and William E. Macaulay Honors College. Gale also sits on the New York Academy of Medicine's Age-Friendly Board.[1] Election as Manhattan
Manhattan
Borough President[edit] Brewer was ineligible to run for re-election to the City Council in 2013 because of term limits. In February 2013 Brewer announced she would run for Manhattan
Manhattan
Borough President.[8] On September 10, 2013, Brewer won the Democratic primary, taking nearly 40% of the vote in a tight four-way race.[1][9] Brewer won the general election on Tuesday, November 5, 2013 and assumed office on January 1, 2014. Family[edit] Brewer is married to Cal Snyder. They have adopted several children.[1] References[edit]

^ a b c d e f g h i j k "Gale A. Brewer profile". Biography. New York City Council. Retrieved June 20, 2010.  ^ SALTONSTALL, DAVE (January 1, 2001). "50 NEW YORKERS TO WATCH IN 2001". Daily News. Retrieved June 20, 2010. [permanent dead link] ^ a b "About Us". NYC Council Committee on Technology's Blog. Retrieved July 2013.  Check date values in: access-date= (help) ^ Select Committee on Technology in Government of the New York City Council (June 2004). "Thanks and Acknowledgements". Expanding Digital Opportunity in New York City
New York City
Public Schools: Profiles of Innovators and Leaders Who Make a Difference (PDF). p. 19. the graduate student Digital Opportunities Team at CUNY Hunter College
CUNY Hunter College
departments of Urban Affairs and Planning was comprised of Danisa Dambrauskas, Kazu Hoshino, Gavin O'Donoghue, and Jennifer Vallone and supervised by Professor Lisa Tolliver  ^ Select Committee on Technology in Government of the New York City Council (June 2004). Expanding Digital Opportunity in New York City Public Schools: Profiles of Innovators and Leaders Who Make a Difference (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2006-02-13.  ^ "Fall 2003 Hearing and Event Schedule for The New York City
New York City
Select Committee on Technology in Government, Chaired by Council Member Gale Brewer (D-Manhattan)". Solutions for State and Local Government Technology. Retrieved July 2013.  Check date values in: access-date= (help) ^ Select Committee on Technology in Government of the New York City Council (June 2004). Expanding Digital Opportunity in New York City Public Schools: Profiles of Innovators and Leaders Who Make a Difference (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2006-02-13.  ^ Walker, Hunter (2012-02-17). "Brewer Says She's 'Definitely' Running For Manhattan
Manhattan
Borough President". Observer. Retrieved 2018-03-21.  ^ Steiber, Zachary (September 11, 2013). " Gale Brewer
Gale Brewer
Wins Manhattan Borough President
Borough President
Democratic Primary". Epoch Times. Retrieved September 13, 2013. 

External links[edit]

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Political offices

Preceded by Ronnie Eldridge New York City
New York City
Council, 6th District 2002-2013 Succeeded by Helen Rosenthal

Preceded by Scott Stringer Borough President
Borough President
of Manhattan 2014–present Incumbent

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Current New York City
New York City
Borough Presidents

The Bronx Rubén Díaz Jr.

Brooklyn Eric L. Adams

Manhattan Gale Brewer

Queens Melinda Katz

Staten Island James Oddo

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Borough Presidents of Manhattan

Peters (1898) Coogan (1899–1901) Cantor (1902–1903) Ahearn (1904–1909) Cloughen (1909, interim) McAneny (1910–1913) Marks (1914–1917) Dowling (1918–1919) Loughman (1919, acting) Boyle (1919) Loughman (1919, acting) Curran (1920–1921) Miller (1922–1930) Levy (1931–1937) Isaacs (1938–1941) Nathan (1942–1945) Rogers (1946–1949) Wagner (1950–1953) Jack (1954–1961) Cioffi (1961, acting) Dudley (1961–1964) Brown (1965, acting) Motley (1965–1966) Cohen (1966, acting) Sutton (1966–1977) Stein (1978–1985) Dinkins (1986–1989) Messinger (1990–1997) Fields (1998–2005) Stringer (2006–2013) Bre

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