NYC Public Advocate's Statement On The Passing Of Dr. Flateau

December 30th, 2023

Press Release

"I am extremely saddened to hear of the passing of Dr. John Louis Flateau– a cerebral giant, acclaimed educator and dedicated public servant for the city and state of New York. His long tenure as a professor, administrator and dean at Medgar Evers helped shape the lives of countless students, and his work in both the city and state government helped advance justice and equity for communities across New York. As a former commissioner of the NYC Districting Commission, he helped ensure our districts accurately reflect the population and demographic changes of our city. Without his work, I’m not sure I would be where I am today.

"Dr. Flateau was a tremendous leader that uplifted and inspired his community, and his enormous contributions will have a lasting impact for many years to come."

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