Since 2001, Deputy Brooklyn Borough President Diana Reyna has demonstrated an outstanding commitment to communities across Brooklyn through government service and advocacy. As a New York City Council Member representing the 34th District that includes the neighborhoods of Williamsburg and Bushwick in Brooklyn as well as Ridgewood, Queens she garnered citywide attention for her efforts in championing affordable housing, economic development, improving equity in education, park space and waste as well as expanding youth and senior services.
As the first woman of Dominican descent elected to office in New York State she focuses on ways she can advocate for the over 2.6 million residents of New York City’s most diverse borough. Reyna supports innovation and high-tech job creation, investing in women or minority owned small businesses, as well as business incubators that facilitate the critical work of entrepreneurs in creating start-up companies. She focuses on knocking down barriers in the path of men and women who are hoping to take a chance and follow a dream.
Daily, Reyna envisions new and bold ways to tackle Brooklyn’s inequities. She is a tireless advocate for the BQ Green Project, which will deck the part of the Brooklyn Queens Expressway that bi-sects the ‘Southside,’ of Williamsburg with a park that bridges the community and improves the open-space ration, bolster local business and improve quality of life in Northern Brooklyn for thousands of residents.
Reyna believes that Brooklyn has many great success stories and is at the forefront of culture, education, the arts and diversity. She’s said that “Brooklyn has become a terrific global brand, but it is so much more than that. Brooklyn holds our future, our children, our neighbors, our artists, our entrepreneurs, our schools, and our businesses. I am inspired and excited to champion Brooklyn.”
Reyna was born and raised in Williamsburg’s ‘Southside,’ and now lives in Bushwick with her husband, a sergeant in the New York City Police Department, and two boys. She attended the Transfiguration School in Williamsburg, St. Joseph High School in Downtown Brooklyn and Pace University in Pleasantville, New York.
Diana Reyna (born 1974) is a deputy Borough President for Brooklyn, and a former New York City Council Member for the 34th Council District, which includes Williamsburg and Bushwick as well as Ridgewood in Queens, USA.