Amanda Farías is the Council Member for the 18th District, representing parts of Castle Hill, Clason Point, Parkchester, and Soundview. Amanda is a lifelong Bronxite, born and raised in Soundview as a second-generation Afro-Latina of Puerto Rican and Dominican descent.
Council Member Farías’ extensive experience includes working for the New York City Council from 2013 to 2017 in several different capacities, including Director of Special Projects, managing the Women’s Caucus and a districtwide Participatory Budgeting process. After her time in the Council, Amanda joined The Consortium for Worker Education as an Assistant Director in 2017, to manage workforce development programming in the Bronx. During the height of the pandemic Amanda became active in mutual aid hosting food distributions for her neighbors to continue the fight against food insecurity.
Council Member Amanda Farías is the Chair of the Committee on Economic Development and the Co-Chair of the Women’s Caucus.
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