Reynoso taps pastor Kimberly Council as deputy Brooklyn Borough President


Brooklyn Borough President Antonio Reynoso is welcoming a new face to Borough Hall.

Reverend Kimberly Council, who ran against Reynoso in the 2021 primary for Brooklyn beep, will take up a new post as Deputy Borough President on April 17.  Council, a former pastor, will serve as an “external surrogate” for Reynoso, representing the office around the borough; and will lead faith-based special projects for the office. 

“Our borough and this city are facing serious challenges right now – issues like undignified and unaffordable housing, food insecurity, and the looming fear of violence and loss,” Reynoso said in a statement. “For many years, Kim has worked alongside our communities to address these inequities and invoke change that people can feel in their everyday lives. It’s this expertise and commitment to our people that made Kim a fierce competitor in her campaign for Borough President in 2021, and why I’m so grateful we are joining forces on behalf of the 2.6 million Brooklynites we are now privileged to call our constituents.”