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Assemblywoman Jean-Pierre Honors Local Women at 2019 Women of Distinction Awards

Assemblywoman Kimberly Jean-Pierre (D-Babylon) honored 21 extraordinary Long Island women at her 4th annual Women of Distinction Award ceremony, which was held on April 6 at Dominican Village in Amityville. The event recognizes local women for their remarkable...

FY2019-20 Budget Includes Critical Limousine Safety Legislation Championed by Assemblywoman Jean-Pierre

New York State Assemblywoman Kimberly Jean-Pierre (D-Wheatley Heights) has announced that the FY2019-20 Enacted Budget includes key components of limousine safety legislation that she previously introduced. Limousine regulations have been a subject of...

Assemblywoman Jean-Pierre: State Budget Provides Vital Resources for Long Island Families

Assemblywoman Kimberly Jean-Pierre (D-Wheatley Heights) announced that she helped pass the 2019-20 New York State Budget, which includes measures and funding vital to Long Island communities such as increased funding for local schools and more affordable...

Assemblywoman Jean-Pierre: State Budget Ensures Critical Funding for Localities

“All too often, tight budgets force local governments to cut programs and services or raise taxes in order to scrape by. That’s why I fought tooth and nail to direct critical funding to Aid and Incentives for Municipalities (AIM) in the final...

Assemblywoman Jean-Pierre, Senator David Carlucci Introduce Legislation to Fight Black Youth Suicide

Assemblywoman Kimberly Jean-Pierre (D-Babylon) has announced that she recently introduced legislation (A.6740) to establish a black youth suicide prevention task force to examine, evaluate and determine remedies for improving mental health and preventing...

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Biography

Assemblywoman Kimberly  Jean-Pierre
Assemblywoman Kimberly Jean-Pierre was elected in the 2014 General Election, succeeding Assemblyman Bob Sweeney after he served the 11th Assembly District for 26 years. She is the daughter of parents who migrated from Haiti to the United States. She attended Brooklyn College, and earned her Bachelor of Fine Arts in Creative Writing in 2005. In pursuit of her masterís degree she attended Stony Brook University, earning her Master of Science in Public Policy in 2007.

In 2008, Kimberly was employed by the Suffolk County Legislature, working for Legislator DuWayne Gregory of the 15th Legislative District as a legislative aide. As a legislative aide she was responsible for scheduling and acted as a liaison with community leaders throughout the district. After two productive years, Kimberly decided to broaden her career path and began working for Congressman Steve Israel as the district Community Outreach Coordinator. In this role she was the primary contact with various organizations and leaders throughout the district for the Congressman. In January of 2013, Kimberly had a desire to gain experience in economic development as the Vice President of Properties at the Town of Babylonís Industrial Development Agency (IDA).

The Babylon IDA is responsible for providing incentives to companies to attract jobs and retain companies in the area. The IDA has been working closely with town officials, the community and the developer on the Wyandanch Rising Project which appealed to Kimberly. So when the opportunity came up to utilize her community outreach skills and economic development experience she leaped at the opportunity to become the Director of the Town of Babylonís Wyandanch Resource Center. There, she worked with the community by identifying and coordinating resources for local residents. She oversaw projects and services at the center providing local residents the opportunity to continue their education and initiate careers through local unions and contractors, and she also worked closely with the project developer of the Wyandanch Rising project. Kimberly facilitated the Wyandanch Leadership Committee, which is comprised of community stakeholders and local elected officials. The purpose of the committee is to share and disseminate information, identify the communityís assets and collectively work together on filling the gaps in services.

Outside of school and work Kimberly Jean-Pierre has also demonstrated a commitment to various causes. During her undergraduate studies, she interned for the New York Public Interest Research Group (NYPIRG) where she led the Hunger and Homeless Campaign (HHC); this allowed her to travel to Albany to lobby against tuition hikes for the Higher Education Campaign. She is also very involved in the Haitian-American community and is the former Vice-President of Haitian Americans United for Change Inc., (HAUC), a community grass-roots organization. After the devastating earthquake in Haiti in January 2010, the HAUC team worked with local not-for-profits, clergy members, local businesses, and various levels of governmental agencies on a Haiti Relief Project as one of the lead organizations; Kimberly was the coordinator of the Haiti Relief Project. She worked tirelessly to organize and sort through thousands of dollars of donated goods including medical supplies, clothing, non-perishable items and more. She also coordinated dozens of volunteers as well as shipment arrangements for donated goods, transportation and storage of donations and much more.

Kimberly is also part of the Class of 2014 of the Energeia Partnership at Molloy College. The Energeia Partnership is a leadership academy dedicated to identifying and addressing the serious, complex and multi-dimensional issues challenging the Long Island region.

She currently sits on the Economic Development Committee, Mental Health Committee, Local Government Committee, Children and Families Committee, Transportation Committee and Banks Committee. She is also part of the Black, Puerto Rican, Hispanic and Asian Legislative Caucus.

Kimberly Jean-Pierre has a passion for working with people by utilizing her interpersonal skills which has proven she gets things done.