Majority Leader Van Bramer Hosts 7th Annual Open House Honoring Women Leaders

ON SATURDAY, April 30th, Council Majority Leader Jimmy Van Bramer hosted his 7th Annual Spring Open House and Awards Ceremony honoring women who lead in the community. Over 100 community members joined the Majority Leader and his staff for a celebration and awards ceremony honoring six women for their exemplary leadership and service in the community.

Honorees included: Brooke Barr, principal of PS 343; Kadie Black, Community and Government Affairs Officer for the Gantry Parent Association; Nanzetta McKie, Vice President of the Woodside Houses Tenants Association; Kerly Serrano, Director of the Center for Active Older Adults at Sunnyside Community Services; Jen Theien, President of the Gantry Parent Association; and Dikyi Ukyab, singer and Nepalese and Tibetan community advocate.

“Our community is better because of the work done by our honorees,"said Majority Leader Jimmy Van Bramer. "From fighting for our children’s education to advocating for public housing residents to assisting older adults to championing human rights oversees, this year’s honorees have already made a huge impact of the lives of so many people in Western Queens. I look forward to working with them in the future to make our neighborhoods even better places to live.