NEW LEADERSHIP DELIVERING RESULTS FOR OUR COMMUNITY
Who is Mayor Nyakya T. Brown?
Nyakya T. Brown has been a proud resident of the Village of South Floral Park for over 40 years. Nyakya Brown learned early that she and her family were called to serve. As a child, she and her brother, Elvin, witnessed and assisted their mother and father in helping families in the community. Her mother, Elizabeth, has served as South Floral Park Fire Department's Ladies Auxiliary president for over 20 years. Her father, Amos, has served as a South Floral Park volunteer firefighter for more than 35 years. The daughter of a Vietnam veteran, Mayor Brown learned the importance of respect and honor from her father, while her mother taught her how to face challenges and create solutions leading to new opportunities. Together, they parented and taught their children the importance of being committed, working together, and embracing community throughout their 50 years of marriage.
Her Service to the Village of South Floral Park
Mayor Brown has served as a South Floral Park Fire Department's Ladies Auxiliary member for over 19 years. She volunteered and served as an EMT for the Village of South Floral Park's Fire Department for two years. On October 15, 2021, the Village of South Floral Park residents elected her as the newest Board of Trustee member. As a trustee and Commissioner of Highways and Roads, she, the Village's staff and road personnel worked tirelessly during the winter months of 2020-21 to ensure that roads were clear of snow and treated to ensure safety.
Her Life Work & Experience
Mayor Brown is a New York State Licensed Mental Health Counselor. In 2009, she began her career as a health professional in group homes with adolescents on Long Island and Queens. In 2010, she studied at Nyack College in New York City, where she earned her Masters Degree in Mental Health Counseling in 2014. Nyakya established and currently operates a private practice where she provides counseling services for individuals and families. Her wide range of work experience has allowed her to work with men, women, and children from all cultures and socioeconomic backgrounds. She is dedicated to individuals living their best life, full of tools, skills, and resources. Mayor Brown has served as Director of Social Services, where she was responsible for the management and day-to-day operations of two shelters in the greater New York City area. Nyakya has experience in both the for profit and not - for - profit sectors. She is a member of several groups and associations that focus on community leadership and innovation.
Doctorate of Ministry - Community Health and Sustainability - Virginia Union University - Projected 2024
Master's Degree - Mental Health Counseling - Nyack College - May 2014
Bachelors of Fine Arts - Theatre Arts Administration - Howard University - May 2001
High School Diploma of Sewanhaka High School - Floral Park - June 1996
Why is "It Time" for Mayor Nyakya T. Brown to Serve the Village of South Floral Park?
The Village of South Floral Park is a special place because of the people who live here, both past and present. It has always been the residents that banded together to make the community a place they each took pride in calling home and where visitors never wanted to leave.
At the request of many and recognizing that there is a brighter future that awaits the Village of South Floral Park, Mayor Brown is a "yes" for the community. Many residents have voiced their concerns, and she recognizes that "it's time" to serve her community at the next leadership level. The Village of South Floral Park is a part of Nyakya's DNA. Mayor Brown, the Board of Trustees and residents of Village of South Floral Park are ready for the future that are calling their community forward.