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Borough President Brewer Appoints Lucille Songhai Director of Community Affairs


NEW YORK, N.Y. – Manhattan Borough President Gale A. Brewer announced today her appointment of Lucille K. Songhai as Director of Community Affairs.

“I‘m proud to welcome Lucille to our office. Together, our Community Affairs team will go the extra mile to provide community support and proactively take on issues affecting our borough – from encouraging smart development to improving city services, and so much more,” Brewer said.

Songhai will report to Deputy Borough President for Community and Borough Operations Aldrin Rafael Bonilla. She will manage the office’s five community liaisons and develop new community outreach strategies in collaboration with Manhattan’s Community Boards and local stakeholders.

Songhai joins the office from the Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (SEPTA), the fifth largest transit system in the United States. She led community outreach for the Authority’s capital construction projects as well as legislative outreach with elected officials.

She began her career in education policy at the Philadelphia Mayor’s Office under the leadership of Mayor John F. Street. She served as Special Assistant to the Managing Director of the City of Philadelphia – coordinating the legislative agenda for the Mayor’s Cabinet members and staff. She previously held the position of Special Projects Manager for the City of Philadelphia’s Office of Emergency Management, where she gained experience in resiliency and hazard mitigation planning.

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