Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Say Good-Bye To Assemblywoman Joan Millman At An Open House On Friday

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.


Anonymous said...

I liked her. Really seemed to care about the neighborhood. Do you know what will become of her office on Smith Street? Hopefully not another nail salon.

Katia said...

Assemblymember-elect Simon told me that she will be taking over the space, which is great news.

Anonymous said...

I actually heard from a trusted source that the space was going to be come a bank. I am not kidding.

Jeptha said...

I've been ambivalent about Joan-- which is at least a step up from the loathing everyone should have for Albany!!-- but I'm sorry to see her go.

Also very worried what will become of that space; a bank would be disgusting-- as if Court Street lacks them, personal trainers or "luxury" baby goods.

Let's hope, messy politics aside, it stays a space where the public can interact with their government in a way that's personal, if not always 'productive.'