Assemblywoman Joan Millman with her successor, Assemblywoman-elect Jo Ann Simon
Since 1997, Joan Millman has been representing District 52, which includes our neighborhood, in the New York State Assembly. Earlier this year, the Assemblywoman announced that she would not seek re-election. This Friday, December 19 will be her last day in the office at 341 Smith Street at the corner of Carroll Street. She and her staff will be hosting an informal open house on that day from 10am to 5pm to "say good-bye with cookies."
Everyone in the neighborhood who would like to stop by is welcome to do so.
December 19th is also the last day to donate socks to the drive Joan is doing "to help a local middle schooler collecting donations of new, packaged socks for men, women, and children which will be distributed to shelter residents throughout Brooklyn. Donations are being accepted at the office all week too. Last year the student collected 800 pairs - we'd like to help him collect even more to make homeless shelter residents more comfortable this winter!"
Take a look at this very cute 'good-bye" video made by Tamar Smith of Joan's office.