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Treneé McGee ’16 Elected to Connecticut City Council

November 08, 2019
  • Treneé McGee '16
Class of 2016’s Treneé McGee has been elected to the city of West Haven, Connecticut’s District 7 council, making her the youngest African American ever elected to the board.

On her official Facebook page, McGee writes, “I want to thank every single person who encouraged me to take a leap into politics. Those who sat with me, took me step by step through everything, answered my calls/ questions and ensured that I was prepared for what’s to come; I am so grateful…I am ready for this job and more than anything, I am grateful. Thank you all!” 

During her time at MMC, McGee balanced her academic studies within MMC’s prestigious Acting program and her campus involvement, serving as the President of the Black and Latino Student Association (BLSA) for two years. Despite not knowing what to expect as a campus President, McGee had the passion and drive to make a difference, she remembers. “Working with small communities of passionate leaders at Marymount Manhattan actually showed me that not only am I a leader, but I’m someone who works well with a group of other leaders, too! I’m all about community!”

The city of West Haven, roughly 70 miles northeast of New York City, is home to over 55,000 residents. One of McGee’s goals is to connect younger generations with city leadership, saying, “Any community whose investment is in young people has invested in the future. The future is NOW. Innovation is now, creativity is now, the next generation is the now generation!” 

Congratulations, Treneé!