Director of NYC Affairs
Elvin García is a first-generation Dominican-American with over 10 years of experience in New York City intergovernmental affairs, various political campaigns, strategic project management, and nonprofit advocacy.
Prior to joining TBA, Elvin was a Presidential Fellow at the Open Society Foundations (OSF), a two-year executive office residency focused on international social justice, human rights, and good governance, which included a pilot program to provide financial support to excluded essential workers in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. In 2019, Elvin served as a Federal Policy Summer Associate at the Hispanic Federation, where he conducted immigration policy research, managed a legislative tracking document, coordinated with the 2020 Census fair count coalition, and supported continued advocacy for Puerto Rico’s holistic recovery efforts. For over 4 years prior, Elvin served in City Hall as the Bronx Borough Director and citywide LGBTQ+ liaison for community and intergovernmental affairs and later as a personal aide to the mayor, where he executed intergovernmental coordination and outreach, with a proven track record of promoting the mayor’s legislative priorities and delivering results for all New Yorkers. In 2017, Elvin was a candidate for New York City Council, where he ran a progressive grassroots campaign on a platform of a 21st-century education model, fairer community policing and accountability practices, and more efficient transportation proposals.
Elvin is a graduate of the Colin Powell School of the City College of New York, obtaining a Master of Public Administration (MPA) and alumnus of Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. He serves on the boards of both Loving The Bronx, a nonprofit organization focused on civic engagement and environmental socio-economic justice, and the Bronx Academy of Arts and Dance (BAAD).