Amy Lewis

Office of City Council
Title: City Council Member - 1st Ward
Phone: 973-419-2050
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Councilwoman Amy Lewis was sworn into office on January 1, 2016 to represent the First Ward. She is a Teamster Union Representative, who represents over 2,000 plus health care workers within Teamsters Local 97 Union. She is the Medical Health Director for Teamsters Local 97 and is responsible for overseeing the Teamsters Business Agents and staff who represent University Hospital employees, Rutgers University and Rowan University employees as well as correctional facilities and the State of New Jersey medical health care employees. In 2013, Councilwoman Lewis was appointed to the New Jersey Legislative Black Caucus, “Labor Round Table” Committee by Senator Ronald Rice. Councilwoman Lewis is a First Ward, District 5 Leader with the East Orange Democratic Municipal County Committee. She sits on the Executive Board of the Teamsters National Black Caucus and is the President of the Teamsters Black Caucus-Northern New Jersey. Councilwoman Lewis has chaired the Arts, Recreation and Cultural Affairs and the Public Safety Committees and has served as a Member of the Finance, Health & Education and Housing and Licensing Committees. She also served as a member of the City Council’s Personnel and Labor Negotiation Committees.

2019 Committee Assignments 

  • Public Safety (Chairwoman)
  • Arts, Recreation & Cultural Affairs
  • Finance
  • Law & Legislation

Councilwoman Lewis also serves as a Member of the Negotiation Team & Personnel Committee.


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