About Lea Webb
She has received many awards, including;
She’s been featured in several magazines including; O Magazine, Rolling Out Magazine and Heart & Soul Magazine:
Rolling Out Magazine- http://rollingout.com/politics/binghamton-n-y-s-1st-black-city-councilperson-lea-webb/
In addition, Lea has spoken at various conferences and trainings; BlogHer, White House Project’s Go Run, Binghamton University’s Race Ethnicity Place Conference, Rural Health Network’s Growing Health Conference, Cornell University’s State of Upstate NY.
Webb is active with a number of organizations; The White House Project, Young Elected Officials Network, The Binghamton Local Development Corporation, Broome County Urban League, Citizen Action of NY, and the Alliance for Quality Education.
In January 2008, Lea Webb became the 4th District City Council Representative for the City of Binghamton and became the youngest and first African-American elected to City Council in the history of Binghamton.
She has worked on various projects that empower community residents, such as creating and implementing Anti-Racism/Racial Justice Trainings, the Binghamton Neighborhood Assemblies Project (BNAP). She previously served as the Director of the Managed Care Consumer Assistance Program through Citizen Action of NY; where she assisted residents with grievances, conducting reviews on relevant health related research topics in the Southern Tier Region of NY. She coordinated the Health Care for All New Yorkers (HCFANY) Racial/Ethnic Disparities Task Force whose goal is to eliminate racial/ethnic disparities on a statewide level in health care.
One of her recent accomplishments brought together both public and private partnerships in addressing a 15-year food desert in her district by securing a grocery store. This project will create jobs and increase access to fresh and healthy foods.
Lea truly believes in the power of the collective. Her commitment to change and exemplary leadership is remarkable. Her goal is to inspire others to lead, break through boundaries, and ensure equitable access to the quality of life that we ALL deserve.