Yesterday, we concluded a truly unforgettable Bronx Week 2022! We had the honor of celebrating so many facets of our vibrant community alongside all of you. We celebrated our older adults, small businesses, veterans, bankers, community board members, parents, teachers, school safety agents, artists, and so many others.
Since taking office in January, my staff alongside the Bronx Tourism Council and the Bronx Overall Economic Development Corporation has worked tirelessly to bring Bronx Week back after a two-year hiatus. I want to take this moment to acknowledge the tremendous effort and labor of love from my team. It takes a village and I could not have done this without their dedication and hard work.
I also want to thank our sponsors who continue to invest in our community and for them seeing our Borough for what it truly is: a vibrant, booming community on the verge of a renaissance.
And although we are still celebrating a huge win for the Borough today, I would also like to express my condolences to our neighbors in Buffalo. Please take a moment to join me in prayer and solidarity for the 10 victims of the Buffalo shooting that took place on Saturday, May 14th. We mourn with the families whose lives have been forever changed and marked by this horrific event. The victims and their families did not deserve this. Our federal government needs to implement the measures and regulations necessary to end racially motivated gun violence in our country. This is unacceptable and cannot continue to happen. As Americans, we deserve and demand better.
In response to the New York City Health Commissioner's statement on the rise in COVID-19 cases in our city, we urge all of you to take care of yourselves: get tested, get vaccinated, and get boosted. You can find more information on COVID-19 resources for New York City residents on the NYC Covid-19 City-wide Information Portal.
If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact our office at 718-590-3500 or email us at email@example.com.
Bronx Borough President Vanessa L. Gibson