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Councilwoman Jennifer Puja is the youngest female ever elected to the White Plains Common Council and began her term in 2020. She currently serves as the Recreation Advisory Committee Chair for the White Plains Recreation & Parks Department. She is also an Advisory Board Member for the Mount Sinai Selikoff Center for Occupational Health, an active PTA parent at Post Road School and is a member of the Labor Sub-Committee of the Westchester County Board of Legislators.
Jenn is the Executive Director of the Westchester/Putnam Central Labor Body AFL-CIO, a non-profit organization, representing over 100,000 working families in Westchester and Putnam. Jenn interfaces and collaborates with community, religious, social justice and educational groups. She has a passion for giving back and she forms partnerships with groups to serve those in need.
She’s been recognized for her contributions and service to the community: City & State 40 Under 40 in 2020, Mediterranean People & Communities (MPAC) Women in Labor Award 2020, Person of the Year Award Mount Sinai Selikoff Centers for Occupational Health 2019, Westchester Young Dems Honoree 2017, Westchester/Putnam Central Labor Body AFL-CIO Labor Service Honoree 2016, Women of the Workforce Calendar Honoree Workforce Development Institute 2015, USAA National Collegiate Communications Award 2007, Delta Epsilon Sigma Honors Society 2006.
Councilwoman Puja is a summa cum laude graduate of both Iona College (Bachelor’s) and Long Island University (dual Masters). She lives in the Gedney Meadows neighborhood with her husband and two children.