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Tremaine Wright is a second generation Bedford Stuyvesant resident
invested in preserving the rich legacy of her community and building
a strong foundation for the future.
As the current Chairwoman of Community Board 3 (CB3), Tremaine
has fostered long standing relationships with past and current elected officials, community leaders and a cross section of local residents committed to improving Central Brooklyn. She has served on CB3 for 13 years and previously held positions as the Executive Secretary, Treasurer and Budget Coordinator.
While working as an attorney at major law firms, Tremaine served as
a pro bono lawyer for the Volunteers of Legal Services’ Incarcerated
Mothers Project. Through this project, Tremaine advised mothers
regarding their parental rights to protect their families. As a
volunteer with the City Bar Association’s Neighborhood
Entrepreneur Law Project (NELP), Tremaine assisted small business owners and organized the Tompkins Avenue Merchants Association (TAMA).
But Tremaine sought to do more than use her legal talents to
serve communities in need, she wanted to create a space in the
neighborhood where people could safely connect. Her vision for that
space gave birth to Common Grounds A Neighborhood Coffee
House with an innovative prize winning prize winning business
plan lauded by the Brooklyn Public Library.
Common Grounds was a communal gathering spot where Bed Stuy
residents could relax, hold book club and block association meetings,open mic performances and art exhibits. As a Safe Space, Common Grounds was widely recognized as a partner in community
empowerment and social justice.
Tremaine is keenly aware of the importance of exercise and good
health in a community known for high rates of diabetes, asthma and
other health challenges. As an avid bike rider and jogger, Tremaine
became a founding member of the Brooklyn Alliance for Safer Streets(BASS). In partnership with the New York City Department of Health,community development corporations and hospitals, BASS serveswith a two prong approach in creating safer streets and healthier communities.
Tremaine graduated from Duke University and University of Chicago
Law School, where one of her favorite professors was then Professor
Barack Obama. She is an active member of the Brooklyn Alumnae
Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc. and has served as the
Social Action Chair for two years. Tremaine also actively participated
in the White House Project and Vote, Run, Lead. Both programs
support the aspirations of women who want to transform our country
and democracy through their participation as leaders.
Tremaine’s background and accomplishments as an attorney,
entrepreneur and activist, steadfastly committed to
public service and investment in community, demonstrate her proven
ability to tackle the transformative work necessary to maintain and
improve Bedford Stuyvesant and Crown Heights.