Senator Rivera, Assembly Member Gibson and Council Member Rivera Held Community Meet and Greet

Gustavo Rivera

February 16, 2012

Bronx, NY – State Senator Gustavo Rivera (D,WF-Bronx) hosted a community meet and greet on Saturday, February 10th at 11:00AM, with Assembly Member Vanessa Gibson (D-Bronx) and Council Member Joel Rivera (D-Bronx) at St. Simon Stock Church. Almost 100 community members bared the snow to take this opportunity to speak to their elected officials who represent the East Tremont, Mount Hope, Fordham Heights and Bathgate areas of the Bronx. 

"During the legislative session, I have to spend a great deal of the week in Albany at budget hearings and committee meetings, but there is nothing more important than speaking with my members of the community about their concerns," said Senator Rivera. "It is our jobs as elected official to represent the interests of our communities, whether it be in the state legislature or the City Council. Regardless of whether I'm spending time in Albany during the week, I want to ensure that I am as accessible as possible to each and every individual who lives in the 33rd Senate District. We had a great turn out despite the snow and were able to talk about issues of public safety, health, jobs as well as funding for critical human services funded by the state." 

Individuals who attended the meet and greet had the opportunity to speak one-on-one to their elected officials representing the State Senate, State Assembly and the City Council. Attached are photos from the event.