A high profile member of Community Board 3 has taken a job with District 1 City Councilmember Margaret Chin. Beginning this week, Gigi Li is deputy chief of staff and district office director for the Lower Manhattan representative.
From 2012-2016, Li served as chairperson of CB3. She has continued to serve on the board, leading two key panels — the Chinatown Neighborhood Planning Subcommittee and the Essex Crossing Taskforce. Li has resigned from CB3 effective immediately. It will be up to current Community Board 3 Chairperson Alysha Lewis-Coleman to pick new committee heads.
Li has been a longtime supporter of Councilmember Chin, having volunteered for her re-election campaign this past year. Chin is beginning her third and final term in the Council. Li unsuccessfully run for the State Assembly in 2016.