Ward B Councilwoman Mira Prinz-Arey is a local civic leader and an active member of the Ward B community. She served on the executive board of Jersey City Parks Coalition where, among her many achievements, she worked with Feed JC to facilitate the “Dinner in the Park” series designed to bring awareness to important city issues. For the past five years, she has been a trustee of the West Side Community Alliance and co-founded WSCA’s farmers market. She also co-created West Side Arts & Music, which showcases local artists and musicians and produces the free “Lincoln Park Live” summer music series.
As a member of Keep Jersey City Beautiful, she helped organize the inaugural Great Jersey City Clean Up. In 2016, she was presented with the Woman of Action Award. Mira lives with her husband, Howard, on Jersey City’s West Side and works as a Development Coordinator for a local non-profit.
The many organizations I’ve been honored to be a part of have helped me get to know my Ward B neighbors and what they want and need for our community. And I’ve witnessed how, by each of us coming together and doing our part, we can affect change and lift each other up. As councilwoman, I will continue to be a voice and advocate for Jersey City's most diverse neighborhood. .
working with the community and city hall
Together, we can address important quality-of-life issues like street cleaning, parking, and transportation. As your representative, I will highlight these concerns, seek out solutions, and work with council colleagues and the mayor to improve the neighborhoods of Ward B.
keeping streets safer
In the past few years, Jersey City has made great strides in increasing the number of police officers in local precincts and making sure their ranks are as diverse as the community they serve. I fully support a police force that is focused on community policing and uses a data-driven approach to targeting crime.
SAfeguarding City-Owned Open Space
Our public parks are one of Jersey City’s greatest treasures. Through my work with the Jersey City Parks Coalition, West Side Community Alliance, and Friends of Audubon Park, I have helped to make sure these spaces were well-maintained and enjoyed by all. As councilwoman, I will continue to find creative ways to beautify our public areas and keep them safe.
Protecting Jersey City’s Kids
The future depends on taking care of our children. Through West Side Arts & Music, WSCA’s Farmer’s Market, and other local organizations, I have created events, outlets, and even jobs to foster creativity and self-esteem. By backing similar extracurricular activities, I aim to keep our youth engaged and involved.
Mira in the News
Jersey City Receives Grant from Wholesome Wave 9/1/15 (pdf)
Food for Many Thoughts (Six Ward Dinner) 7/31/15
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