Gibson chooses Janet Peguero as deputy borough president; 1st Dominican woman to hold position

Bronx Borough President Vanessa Gibson made a historic announcement on Thursday, choosing Janet Peguero as her deputy borough president.

News 12 Staff

Jan 6, 2022, 7:52 PM

Updated 926 days ago


Bronx Borough President Vanessa Gibson made a historic announcement on Thursday, choosing Janet Peguero as her deputy borough president. 
Peguero has worked in both the private and public sectors. 
"It is an honor and a privilege to serve the Bronx under the leadership of the first African- American woman Borough President and to now become the first Dominican immigrant appointed as Deputy Borough President,” said Deputy Bronx Borough President Janet A. Peguero. “Thank you to Madame Borough President Gibson for the opportunity and your commitment to building a team that`s truly reflective of our beloved Borough! I look forward to bringing my public sector and community organizing experience to this role, as we work towards recovery and moving the Bronx forward.”
She was also the director of “Amplify Her.” 
Peguero is the first Dominican woman to hold the position. She says she hopes to inspire others in her new role. 
“Janet Peguero has worked tirelessly to amplify the voices of women and Bronxites, and played a critical role in electing women of color to city government last year,” said Bronx Borough President Vanessa L. Gibson. “I have always said you cannot be what you cannot see, and as the first Deputy Borough President of Dominican descent, she will bring a new voice to this role and show little girls everywhere they can reach the highest levels of government and make a difference in their communities. My staff and I look forward to working with Deputy Borough President Peguero as we create our blueprint and vision for the Bronx.

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