Trisha Ocona is an advocate for the people. She is a small business owner and Community and Housing Educator and Strategist fighting against predatory housing for twenty years. She is a lifelong resident of Brooklyn, spent over a decade on the Community Board, and years of experience as an active member of the Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce. As one of the youngest people on the Community Board when she started, Trisha established real connections early in life. She leads with compassion and helps by sharing resources available as a former president of The East 58th Street United Block Association. In addition to her tenure on Brooklyn Community Board 17, she also served as Chairwoman for the Housing Committee and committee member for Land Use and Youth. She was also selected to venture with Habitat for Humanity's 2013 Housing Global Build trip to Trinidad and Tobago. Trisha grew up in a multicultural household with a Jamaican mother and a Venezuelan father. As a mother to school-aged children with senior citizen parents, she understands the importance of amplifying the underserved voices. Her intense dedication and commitment to her community have made her a trusted and respected go-to person when many need real estate and housing questions and honest direction.
Trisha Ocona has earned many awards, such as New Yorker of the Week for NY1 and ABC 7 Here and Now with Sandra Bookman. Other accolades include:
2018 Women's History Month's Certificate of Recognition, Community Board 17
2015 Special Congressional Recognition, US Congress Member Yvette Clarke
2014 Star of Brooklyn, Brooklyn Spectator
2014 Caribbean Life's 40 Under 40
2013 Brooklyn's Woman of Distinction, CNG Local Publications
Trisha is an appointed board member of the Governor of the NYS Department of State's Real Estate Board. Together with her fellow board members, they share regulatory duties with The Division of Licensing Services and have the power to set the rules and regulations of New York State Real Estate and help create and enforce the NYS real estate laws. She is also a teacher at Baruch College.
Trisha is taking the campaign full speed ahead. She and her team has already began outlining the initiatives and policies that are important to all Brooklynites. Please stay tuned as they continue to outline and recruit community and professionals to join the councils.
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