Public service, workers’ rights and community empowerment are passions that Farah inherited from her family. Both of her parents were Caribbean immigrants from Haiti who worked on behalf of their community: Farah’s mother as a long-time healthcare professional and 1199 member; her father as a law enforcement professional and later a yellow cab driver.
And both left Farah with a sense of service for her community and the absolutely critical role that unions play in helping people who work for little pay to achieve a stable, middle class life in our City.
In pursuit of public service, Farah is the Deputy Chief of Staff and Budget Director for Council Member Jumaane Williams (Council District 45). In this role, she represents the Council Member with the district’s faith community; coordinates amongst not-for-profits in receipt of city funding to ensure services are delivered for constituents; oversees the constituent services operations for the district office; and manages participatory budgeting submissions from community groups for the annual City Council budget process. Farah has also developed a number of introductions and legislation to create local laws in her role.
Farah grew in responsibility year after year with Council Member Williams, beginning in his office as Director of Community Outreach. Prior to her time at the New York City Council, Farah spent eight years as a mental health professional and healthcare administrator in Brooklyn, during which she was an active 1199 member.
Farah holds a Masters in Public Administration, from New York University Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service, and a Bachelors in English from Long Island University. Farah is also a proud product of the New York City public school system, attending Midwood High School in the heart of Flatbush.
Vote for Farah Louis to be the next city council member representing the 45th District.
May 14th, 2019