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Mayor Yadira Ramos-Herbert is the 24th mayor of the City of New Rochelle, New York, serving the people of the Queen City of the Sound as the first woman and person of color mayor since her inauguration in 2024. From 2020-2023 she served as a member of the New Rochelle City Council, proudly representing District 3. 

As a council member, a few of her accomplishments include facilitating the City’s police reform plan, securing a COVID-19 vaccine bus to the heart of her district to help close the vaccination disparity gap, and leading an initiative to increase the number of youth applying for summer employment.

Prior to her service on the City Council, Yadira served as an elected member of the New Rochelle Public Library Board, a member of the Lincoln Avenue Task Force, a member of the Task Force on Reducing Violence in the Lives of Children and Youth, a member of the Downtown Revitalization Initiative Planning Committee and president of her homeowner’s association.

Yadira received her B.A. from St. Francis College, J.D. from SUNY Buffalo Law School and a M.Ed. from Northeastern University.  Her prior work experience includes being a litigator in various New York City area law firms, and 10 years at Columbia Law School most recently as the Associate Dean of Student and Registration Services.  

In 2023, as Mayor-Elect she was selected to join the Bloomberg’s Center for Cities Program at Harvard University for newly-elected mayors where she participated in an immersive classroom experience focusing on leadership and strategic planning. Yadira and her husband, Jeffrey moved to New Rochelle in 2007 and are the proud parents of 2 wonderful children. 




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