NYC Mayor Eric Adams appointed his seven members to serve on the city council redistricting commission today. His appointees include:
Hon. Marilyn D. Go served as a federal Magistrate Judge for the United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York from 1993 to 2019. She previously worked as an assistant U.S. Attorney in the Civil Division of the Eastern District of New York from 1978 to 1982. She then joined the law firm Baden Kramer Huffman Brodsky & Go, where she became a partner in 1984. Go began her career as clerk for Court of Common Pleas Judge William Marutani.
Maria Mateo, Esq. is a Queens resident and attorney. She founded her firm in 2011. Previously, she worked at the Immigration Tenant Advocacy Project in 2010 and Sanctuary for Families in 2009. Before that, she worked in the Department of Domestic Violence at the Queens District Attorney’s Office. Prior, she worked for the Presidency of the Dominican Republic as a bilingual attorney. She is an active member of the Latino Lawyers Association and Women’s Bar Association of New York.
Joshua Schneps is the CEO and publisher of Schneps Media, run by his family, which publishes dozens of local newspapers, magazines, and local websites in New York City, Long Island, and Westchester.
Lisa Sorin serves as President of the New Bronx Chamber of Commerce. Before, she was executive director of the Westchester Square District Management Association. Prior to that, she was head of LAS Consulting Services, Inc. She holds a B.A. and an M.S. in Business Leadership from Concordia College.
Msgr. Kevin Sullivan is executive director of Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of New York. He previously served as chair of the 9/11 United Services Group, co-founded the Washington Heights-Inwood Coalition and the Northern Manhattan Improvement Corporation, and served as co-chair of the Partnership for the homeless. Before that, he was a parish priest at St. Elizabeth’s Church.
Dennis M. Walcott has served as president and CEO of Queens Public Library (QPL) since 2016. Prior to joining QPL, Walcott served as the state-appointed monitor of the East Ramapo School District. In 2014, he was named Honorary Distinguished Fellow at the University of the West Indies and he has been an adjunct professor at Fordham University’s graduate program, The Fordham Center for Nonprofit Leaders. Walcott previously served as Chancellor of the New York City Department of Education. Prior to his appointment as chancellor, he served as deputy mayor for education and community development.
Additional members were appointed by the City Council leadership last month. The Commission will select one member to serve as Chair. Final Maps are due in December.
Kai-Ki Wong is a career civil servant who most recently served as assistant chief plan examiner at the New York City Department of Buildings.