Amy Breedlove, Urban Quotient's Business Strategist, was selected to serve on New York City's first Civic Engagement Commission.
She is one of one of eight Mayoral appointees and will serve a two-year term. The commission was established overwhelmingly by voters in November 2018 as part of an amendment to the city charter. According to the press release from the Office of the Mayor:
Collectively, the newly appointed commissioners represent every borough and have a range of experience engaging and advocating for New Yorkers from all walks of life, including people with disabilities and immigrants. In addition to promoting civic trust and strengthening our democracy, the commissioners will be responsible for establishing a citywide participatory budgeting program, providing language interpretation services at poll sites and supporting community boards to help them be more effective and more representative of the communities they represent.
The appointment is a volunteer position and will allow Amy to continue grass-roots organizing and advocacy work at the city-wide level. We look forward to the issues and solutions her work as a commissioner will bring to light here at UQ.