Mayor de Blasio Hosts Department of Education Valedictorian and Salutatorian BBQ 2014
On July 1, 2014 Center co-director Jan Poppendieck attended the Department of Education’s 2014 Valedictorian and Salutatorian bar-b-que, hosted by Mayor Bill de Blasio at Gracie Mansion. This event, celebrating the achievements of public high school students across New York City, was sponsored in part by Scenic Hudson. Department of Education Chancellor Carmen Fariña, Manhattan Borough President Gale Brewer, and many other City representatives, local advocates, student families and friends were in attendance.
From left to right, Scenic Hudson President Ned Sullivan, Rand Commercial Services Regional Manager Paul Adler, Scenic Hudson Land Trust Executive Director Steve Rosenberg, Hunter College professor and New York City Food Policy Center Policy Director Jan Poppendieck, urban farmer and Just Food Board Member Karen Washington, NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio, New York City Schools Chancellor Carmen Farina, Telepan restaurant chef/owner and Wellness in the Schools Board Member Bill Telepan, and Brooklyn Queens Land Trust President Demetrice Mills. (Photo: Ed Reed, Office of the NYC Mayor)