Councilman-Elect Justin Brannan Announces Transition Committee

For Immediate Release:
November 16, 2017
Contact: Transition Director Jonathan Yedin, 917-589-7855
BROOKLYN, N.Y. - Today, New York City Councilman-Elect Justin Brannan announced a diverse, bipartisan 36-member transition committee comprised of elected officials, prominent labor and business leaders, education advocates, parents, small business owners, and community activists from every corner of the 43rd Council District. 

Members of the transition committee will serve in an advisory role on hiring staff, as well as legislative and budgetary priorities as Brannan prepares to take office on January 1, 2018

"I am truly humbled to have such a distinguished group of leaders volunteering their time and talent to help assemble an exceptional team that will not only be devoted to fighting for everyone who calls the 43rd Council District home, but reflect the diversity of this great community," Councilman-Elect Brannan said.


Outgoing City Councilman Vincent J. Gentile will lead as Chair of Councilman-Elect Brannan's transition committee. Kathryn Wylde, Carlo Scissura, Alison Hirsh, and the Hon. Joanne Seminara will serve as Vice Chairs.


"As the great Fiorello LaGuardia famously said, there is no Democratic or Republican way to pick-up the garbage. The campaign is over and now it's time to come together," Brannan continued. "I will look to each and every member of my transition team for advice and counsel as we recruit great talent to serve with distinction the hardworking people of Bay Ridge, Dyker Heights, Bath Beach and parts of Bensonhurst."


Interested candidates are encouraged to submit a cover letter, resume and salary requirements directly to for immediate consideration.


The full transition committee will include:
Hon. Vincent J. Gentile, Chair
Kathryn Wylde, Vice-Chair
Carlo Scissura, Vice-Chair
Hon. Joanne Seminara, Vice-Chair
Alison Hirsh, Vice-Chair
Dr. Debbie Almontaser
Ibrahim Anse
Lara Bianchi
Jumana Bishara
Hon. Joseph A. Bova
Hon. Tori Burhans Kelly
Warren Chan
Vincent Chirico
Irene Chu
Doris Cruz
Angelo Cucuzza
Ellen Driesen
Hon. Craig A. Eaton
Maia Elfont
Rev. Khader El-Yateem
Andrew Gounardes
Judith Grimaldi
Maggie Gu
Bill Guarinello
Laura Hamilton
Steve Harrison
John Heffernan
Reem Jaafar
Dr. Ahmad Jaber
Tracy McDonagh Joerss
Scott Klein
Ellen McHugh
Hon. Ralph Perfetto
Mary Quinones
Marvin Reiskin
David Ryan