- DISTRICT: Bronx
- REGION: New York City
- GOVERNMENT BODY: Borough President
- YEAR: 2021
- CONTACT: Campaign Website
Vanessa Gibson is running for Bronx Borough President. Gibson is currently the New York City Council Member for District 16 and has been dedicated to investing in aging infrastructure and improving energy efficiency.
Through her commitment to green spaces, Gibson has secured $25M for Grant Park, $4.6M for Bridge Playground, $4M for Corporal Fischer Park, and supported a $100M renovation of the Bronx’s only state park, Roberto Clemente State Park. If elected, she has ambitious plans to use waterfronts, coastal areas, parklands, and open spaces to create jobs and economic development, and address the poor health infrastructure at the core of Bronx residents’ high rates of asthma and heart disease.