21 in ‘21 Announces New Executive Board and Leadership Structure

  • Amelia Adams, Chair. Government affairs specialist advancing her clients’ goals in various issue areas such as transportation policy and criminal justice reform; previously an organizer with ACORN and NY Communities for Change, and in the office of former Speaker of the City Council Melissa Mark-Viverito.
  • Yvette Buckner, Vice Chair. Managing Director at Tusk Strategies and Tusk Ventures with over 20 years of experience leading prominent political and policy campaigns in New York City and State.
  • Camille Rivera, Secretary. Head of political, labor and community relations practice at New Deal Strategies; former national & legislative political director at the Retail, Wholesale and Department Store Union.
  • Meredith Rose Burak, Treasurer. Vice President of Global Operations for Gynica, with over 12 years of executive lay leadership experience, entrepreneurial philanthropist, former financial executive at Merrill Lynch, adviser to political candidates on the local, state and federal levels.
  • Melissa Lirtsman. Queens-based community leader, grassroots equity advocate, and former Chief Marketing Officer with 13+ years of creating award-winning digital and communications campaigns.



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21 in '21

21 in '21

21 in ’21 aims to elect at least 21 women to the NYC Council by 2021, through fundraising support, political training, issue education and access to networks.