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Damaris Reyes

Damaris Reyes

Good Old Lower East Side (GOLES)

Executive Director     


Damaris Reyes, a Puerto Rican woman, and lifelong resident of Lower East Side public housing, has 20+ years’ experience in community organizing. Since 2000, she has played a crucial role leading GOLES. She’s Chair of LES Ready; a member of Community Board 3’s Land Use, Zoning, & Housing committee; sits on the Community Advisory Group for the East Side Coastal Resiliency project and on the Boards of Southside United HDFC; NYC Environmental Justice Collaborative, and The New York Climate Exchange. Recognized for her leadership, she has received numerous accolades, including the 2006 New York Women’s Foundation’s Neighborhood Leadership Award and the 2009 Jane Jacobs Medal.