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City Relations

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.


Get Involved

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.

Contact Us

To learn more about Government Affairs, please contact us at 212-998-2400 or email us at or sign up for one of our weekly newsletters.

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Council Member Julissa Ferreras with the NYUCD Mobile Dental Van

Council Member Julissa Ferreras stops for a picture with students from PS 89 and members of the dental van team while aboard the van.

NYU College of Dentistry Mobile Dental Van
"Smiling Faces, Going Places"

For over ten years, the NYUCD mobile dental van has provided treatments at elementary schools, child care centers and at community events throughout the City.  The New York City Council, as well as the New York State Assembly and Senate, have been extremely supportive of this program over the years.  Without their support, the mobile dental van would not be able to treat the 2,000+ patients it sees each year!

Learn more about the NYUCD Mobile Dental Van

Rules & Guidance

Please contact the Office of Government and Community Affairs if you are planning to meet with any elected officials. OGCA can serve as a great reference tool to help inform you about the new lobbying laws as well as set-up meetings for you with New York City Council Members.

Please review the University's policies on lobbying prior to your meeting.

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