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Borough President Brewer Announces Appointment of Matthew Washington as New Deputy Borough President

Manhattan Borough President Gale A. Brewer today announced the appointment of Matthew Washington as one of her two Deputy Borough Presidents.

Washington, 32, is a Manhattan native — he grew up in East Harlem — a product of the city’s public schools, and a 10-year veteran of volunteer service on Community Board 11, where he was first elected chair at the age of 26. In his professional life, Washington has served as Deputy Director at Friends of Hudson River Park, as Executive Director of Friends of the High School for Environmental Studies, and most recently as Deputy Director of External Affairs at The Durst Organization. He is a graduate of Alfred University.

“I’m thrilled to add Matthew’s background and experience to my team,” said Brewer. “His professional range — from non-profits, parks, and education to land use and development — is exceeded only by his deep roots in the East Harlem community.”

“I’m honored to join B.P. Brewer in tackling the problems facing Manhattan,” Washington said. ”I’m proud to join her — and Aldrin Bonilla — as a Deputy Borough President. Gale is one of the finest public servants I know, and has built a staff that is solutions-oriented — and government has never needed solutions more. I look forward to rolling up my sleeves and getting to work.” Read more…

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