Mayor Adams appoints Ingrid Lewis-Martin as Senior Advisor to the Mayor

January 10, 2022

NEW YORK—Mayor Eric Adams has announced Chaplain Ingrid Lewis-Martin as Senior Advisor to the Mayor, a role that will see her work in partnership with the Senior Deputy Mayor, the Chief of Staff, and all direct reporting to the Mayor for support operations at Town Hall and advance the administration’s strategic policies and priorities. Chaplain Lewis-Martin recently served as Brooklyn Borough Vice President.

“We are a team that knows how to ‘get things done’, and my chief advisor has a proven track record of getting things done for New Yorkers left behind by government for far too long,” said Mayor Eric Adams. “This is a 24/7/365 administration, working tirelessly to make this city a safer and bigger place to raise healthy children and families, and lead a strong and equitable renewal that uplift all of us. “

A proud girl of Barbadian and Panamanian descent, Chaplain Lewis-Martin was born and raised in Brooklyn. Prior to assuming the post of deputy president of the Brooklyn Borough, she served for more than five years as senior advisor to then-Senator Adams and for seven years as chief of staff.

“It is an honor to serve this city and to continue to work in partnership with Mayor Adams, who has been a great champion for New Yorkers,” said Chief Advisor to the Mayor Chaplain Ingrid Lewis-Martin. “We will move things forward in a truly historic way, reaching every corner of our communities and showing thoughtful leadership that will unleash the full potential of government.” “

Chaplain Lewis-Martin’s political career began in 1983, first volunteering in the re-election campaign of the late Representative Major R. Owens and later as deputy campaign manager. After graduating from the New York City Board of Education, Chaplain Lewis-Martin was hired as an English and Social Studies teacher at IS 320 Jackie Robinson, his alma mater. She taught at the school from 1984-1992, also acting as Dean of Students, Graduation Coordinator, as well as a modern and African dance teacher in after-school programs. Chaplain Lewis-Martin was then hired by Medgar Evers College to work first as an instructor in one of its programs to help women on welfare to graduate from high school and their college diploma, then to be director of their Progressive Adolescent Vocational Exploration (PAVE), which allowed high school students to earn a maximum of 12 college credits in four years. She was also a part-time staff member of former Assembly Member Roger Green.

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