The Office of Government and Community Affairs (OGCA) works with the New York City Council, legislative staff, various elected officials and city agencies on programs and policy issues that are vital to the University. The New York City Council and city agencies support many University projects, such as the NYU College of Dentistry Mobile Dental Van and Dental Clinics, that enables NYU to provide dental services to underrepresented populations throughout the city, and the Leadership Institute for Black Nurses, that advances black nurses’ careers and addresses the extreme disparities in health between African-Americans and other groups.
The office also coordinates the University's interaction with city elected officials and monitors legislative activity to share with, and receive feedback from, the University community. In addition to working with city government, NYU contributes to, and collaborates with, organizations and businesses throughout the city. To learn more about the outreach the University is involved in and the organizations we work with, check out Community Relations.
NYU is primarily located within City Council District 1 represented by Councilmember Margaret Chin. Councilmember Daniel R. Garodnick represents City Council District 4, where the NYU Langone Medical Center and School of Medicine is located and Councilmember Rosie Mendez represents City Council District 2, where the NYU College of Dentistry and Student Health Center reside. Based in downtown Brooklyn, NYU's School of Engineering is located within City Council District 33, represented by Councilmember Stephen Levin. To find out who your representatives are, check out the New York City Council website.
The Center for Information & Research on Civic Learning and Engagement estimates that only 51% of 18-24 year-old citizens voted in the 2008 election. Exercise your power to vote! If you are a New York resident, visit New York State Board of Elections to learn about the state voter registration deadlines and how to register to vote in the next election.
Summary of Mayor's State of the City & Preliminary FY15 Budget l February 2014
Mayor's State of the City Address Summary l Feburary 2013
Mayor's Preliminary FY14 Budget Summary l January 2013
Testimony of Steve Koonin, Director of CUSP, to NYC City Council l September 2012