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  Lappin, Jessica
NameJessica Lappin
Address333 East 55 Street
New York, New York , United States
Website [Link]
Born April 25, 1975 (47 years)
Last ModifedRBH
Mar 19, 2013 05:38pm
Tags Jewish - Married -
InfoCouncil Member Jessica Lappin, Chair of the Land Use Subcommittee on Landmarks, Public Siting and Maritime Uses, was elected to the City Council in November 2005. She represents the 5th District of Manhattan, which includes the Upper East Side and Roosevelt Island. Praised by the New York Times for her "steely resolve, dedication and energy," Lappin is recognized as a strong advocate for education reform, affordable housing, and equal rights for all New Yorkers.

In January 2006, Council Member Lappin was elected by her colleagues to Chair the Land Use Subcommittee on Landmarks, Public Siting, and Maritime Uses, where she leads the Council's efforts to protect the historic fabric of our city, encourage the creation of new affordable housing, and promote sensible development.

In addition to serving on the Land Use Committee, Council Member Lappin is a member of the following Council Committees: Education, Sanitation & Solid Waste Management, Transportation, General Welfare, Standards & Ethics, and Oversight and Investigations.

Jessica Lappin is a lifelong New Yorker with an extensive background in public service and government. She joined the New York City Council staff in 1998 and served until 2005 as a Senior Advisor and the District Chief of Staff to former Council Speaker Gifford Miller. Working for Speaker Miller, she fought to improve public schools, protect funding for the arts, and expand transportation options on the East Side. She served as the Speaker's representative to a number of cultural institutions, including the New York Botanical Garden, the Brooklyn Academy of Music, and the Museum of Contemporary Art and Design.

Lappin received a Regents Diploma from Stuyvesant High School. She earned her B.A. in Government from Georgetown University, where she graduated Phi Beta Kappa and Magna Cum Laude.

Jessica Lappin is married to Andrew Wuertele and lives in East Midtown.



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