- DISTRICT: 2
- REGION: New York City
- GOVERNMENT BODY: New York City Council
- YEAR: 2017
- CONTACT: Campaign Website
Carlina Rivera has spent her career working with communities in and around Council District 2. As the director of programs and services for Good Old Lower East Side, Carlina Rivera has experience implementing successful environmental and resiliency programs. Working as the Legislative Director for Councilwoman Rosie Mendez, Carlina helped lead the charge on legislation to combat public housing and infrastructure problems including indoor air quality.
Carlina understands the importance of community action to increase storm resiliency, implement green initiatives, and improve our air and water quality. If elected, she will use her legislative experience to incentivize stormwater capture in gardens, encourage shifts to low-emission or electric vehicles, and create educational programs about important issues such as recycling and waste management.