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Councilwoman Danielle Browne Makes History As Mount Vernon’s Youngest Council President

MOUNT VERNON, NY — Mount Vernon City Councilwomen Danielle R. Browne, Esq. made history, Tuesday, January 3rd at the Mount Vernon City Council 2023 Annual Statutory Meeting, as she was sworn in as the youngest Council President in the city of Mount Vernon.

She was sworn in my newly appointed City Court Judge Tamika Coverdale, who spoke on working with Danielle on the Mount Vernon Police Reform Commission as she shared a quote from Congresswoman Shirley Chisholm,

“You don’t make progress from standing on the side, whimpering and complaining. You make progress by implementing ideas,” Judge Coverdale shared. “This is what she did, and this is what you do and don’t you ever forget that.”

In her acceptance speech she thanked her fellow councilmembers and shared how Councilwoman Lisa Copeland was a mentor and wealth of knowledge to her.

“I especially want to thank my fellow councilmembers for trusting me with the privilege and believing in me to get the job done… I want to say a special thanks to Councilwomen Copeland, since I was 14 years old and a Mount Vernon Lady Knights, Councilwomen Copeland offered her mentorship and when I became a City Councilwoman, she kept that same energy, so I want to say thank you. You parliamentarian skills and historical knowledge as unmatched, and if you insist on making this your last year as my council teammate, I will do my best to soak up as much knowledge and information as you have to offer and do my part to make you go out with a bang.”

“So many communities suppress youthful leadership,” Councilman Edward Poteat posted on Facebook. “I’m proud that we got it right and elected the youngest City Council President ever in Mount Vernon. Congratulations to our newest City Council President, Columbia U graduate, attorney and my friend Danielle Browne.”

Committed to the social and economic growth of her hometown Mount Vernon, New York,  Danielle Browne is a public servant, lawyer, and entrepreneur. She is the founder of The Browne Firm PLLC, a law firm, which specializes in handling trademark matters, helping startups launch effectively, and advising clients on estate planning.

“It’s only been a year since i was here as a newly minted councilwoman, anxious and nervous as I am today, but eager to get the work done and with quite ambitious goals. I’m proud what the city council has been able to accomplish this year… Did we accomplished all we set out to do no, are we perfect, no, but last year was productive, we got a lot done. We acknowledge that there is still a lot of work to get done and we’re committed to that. We are committed to continue working with our elected representatives on every level, but more important we’re committed to working with the continuants of Mount Vernon to make sure our city reflects a Mount Vernon, we all can be proud of.”

Black Westchester congratulates and celebrates Councilwomen Danielle R. Browne, Esq., Mount Vernon’s youngest Council President in the history of the city!


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