Home Reporter: Star of Brooklyn: Jo Anne Simon

By Lorena Ramirez

Community involvement: Jo Anne Simon is no stranger to the community. She has served as Democratic district leader for the 52nd Assembly District since 2004. The Boerum Hill resident is the president of the New York Branch of the International Dyslexia Association, a member of the Independent Neighborhood Democrats, the Central Brooklyn Independent Democrats, and the Lambda Independent Democrats of Brooklyn and is a part of the executive committee of the 504 Democrats, the country's oldest political club focusing on disability issues.

An active member of the Atlantic Yards Task Force, the National Employment Lawyers Association and the Gowanus Community Stakeholders Group, Simon is also the founding member of the Association on Higher Education and Disability, serving postsecondary students with disabilities, and co-founder of the Downtown Brooklyn Coalition.

And, that's not all. During the nineties, Simon was president at the Boerum Hill Association. She is a founder member of BrooklynSpeaks.net, the Council of Brooklyn Neighborhoods, the Friends of Douglass/Greene Park; the Hoyt-Schermerhorn Task Force and the Downtown Brooklyn Traffic Calming Task Force.

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