Manhattan Borough President
Gale A. Brewer is the 27th Manhattan Borough President, taking office in January of 2014. Ms. Brewer previously served on the City Council for 12 years, where she was the founding chair of the Council’s Technology Committee in 2002, and successfully passed legislation requiring all City data be published online, among many other initiatives.
Her experience in City Government also includes four years as New York City Deputy Public Advocate; Director of Mayor Dinkins' Federal Office in New York City; Executive Director of the Mayor's Commission on the Status of Women; and Chief of Staff to West Side Council Member Ruth W. Messinger.
Immediately prior to her election to the City Council, Brewer served as Project Manager for the NYC Nonprofits Project at CUNY’s Graduate Center, and before that worked for the Telesis Corporation, a private firm that builds affordable housing in New York City.
Brewer has an MPA from Harvard's Kennedy School of Government, and did her undergraduate work at Columbia University and Bennington College.