New York Mayor Names Udai Tambar To Racial Advisory Board

New York City Mayor Eric Adams appointed Indian-American CEO Udai Tambar to the newly formed advisory board on implementation of the Racial Justice Charter Amendments on April 17, 2023. The youth advocate will serve as part of the board that will advise the mayor on ways to fight racial injustice and end systemic inequity.

Tambar was named along with fourteen other diverse leaders to the board, which will help ensure the city continues to lead the nation in innovative, racial equity work and carries out the city’s newly enshrined charter changes, according to a news release by the Mayor’s office.

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Champion of youth welfare, Tambar to has devoted much of his career to serving youth, including serving as chief of staff and director of Youth and Children Services for the NYC Deputy Mayor for Health and Human Services and as the Executive Director for South Asian Youth Action (SAYA!), which provides comprehensive youth development services for NYC’s under-resourced South Asian community.

Most recently, the Cornell University graduate served as vice president of Community Health at Northwell Health and is currently the president and CEO of New York Junior Tennis & Learning, the largest nonprofit youth tennis and education program in the nation, serving 85,000 K-12 NYC youth.

Speaking of the significance of the board, Mayor Adams said, “Our city has come a long way in the fight for racial justice, but there is still much more work to do to end systemic inequity. We are proud to announce the launch of this advisory board, which will help us apply the critical actions needed to these important initiatives. We are fully committed to advancing equity for New Yorkers from all backgrounds and walks of life.”

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