October 9


Senator Persaud Honors 19 Exceptional Individuals at Annual Power 19 Awards

October 9, 2023

On Wednesday, September 27, 2023, State Senator Roxanne Persaud hosted the Annual New York State 19th Senatorial District Power 19 Awards. This event celebrated and acknowledged the accomplishments and invaluable servitude of 19 extraordinary individuals to the Senate District. Senate District Power 19 commemorates those who have contributed to the district’s growth through service, socio-economic development, advocacy, academic excellence or community empowerment. These individuals have gone above and beyond in service to individual distinction, the community and the greater good.

The distinguished honorees are listed as follows:

  • Angel Arroyo – My Brother’s Keeper
  • Detective Judy Beltre – NYPD, 75th Precinct Community Affairs
  • Kiara Bijoux – NYPD, 69th Precinct Explorer
  • Gardy Brazela – 69th Precinct Community Council
  • Karen Caldwell – Resident Leader, NYCHA Pink Houses Resident Association
  • Auxiliary Sgt. Henry Duvivier – NYPD, 69th Precinct
  • Maria Garrett – President, Fresh Creek Civic Association
  • Rabbi Mordechai German – Be’er Haagola
  • Principal Dr. Max Jean-Paul – Brooklyn Bridge Academy
  • Auxiliary Sgt. Shaquille Mitchell – NYPD, 69th Precinct
  • P.O. Nekia Morgan – NYPD, PSA1 Community Affairs
  • P.O. Rafik Patel – NYPD, PSA1 Community Affairs
  • Maurice Peters – Community Volunteer
  • Jose Ramirez – NYPD, 69th Precinct Explorer
  • Rev. Gesner Sagesse – 69th Precinct Clergy Council
  • P.O. Sharisse Sexton – NYPD, 75th Precinct Community Affairs
  • Principal Jennifer Troman – P.S. 276
  • Chaplain Faith Williams – NYPD, 69th Precinct Clergy Council
  • Clara Woods – Resident Leader, NYCHA Boulevard Houses

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  1. I'm sure it was an oversight that Norine Medas, the driving force behind the Rockaway Merchants Association, and Wellness Wednesdays at the Plaza, was not honored for her tireless work in improving the business and personal lives of each and every Canarsie resident.

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