As the City government turned over with the New Year, we learned this week that at least one familiar face will be sticking around. On Monday, Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams named former Councilmember Diana Reyna to be his deputy at Borough Hall.
Reyna, who represented Williamsburg, Bushwick and Ridgewood in the City Council for 12 years, has a long history of working on affordable housing, education and other important issues for working families in Brooklyn. She also chaired the Small Business Committee in the Council, encouraging new business development and high-tech job creation. Reyna was the first woman of Dominican descent elected to office in New York State.
“I am excited and honored to take on this historic opportunity to grow and improve my beloved borough,” Reyna said. “Borough President Adams has always stood up for those who most need government to work for them, and his election represents an important moment in Brooklyn where those values are needed, and clearly shared, now more than ever. I look forward to helping Team Adams achieve its goal of One Brooklyn, a borough that leaves no one behind and works together toward common goals, as part of the new administration at Borough Hall.”