FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
September 29, 2008
STATEMENT BY MAYOR MICHAEL R. BLOOMBERG ON DEATH OF ELINOR GUGGENHEIMER
"Elly Guggenheimer devoted herself to others. For nearly half a century, she worked to improve the lives of women, children, seniors and all New Yorkers. She became the first woman to serve on the New York City Planning Commission in 1961 and later served as Commissioner of the New York City Department of Consumer Affairs. In 1973, she founded the New York Women's Forum, which she built first into a national and then international organization. And in 1992, she founded the New York Women's Agenda. More than what she did, though, Elly will be remembered for how she did it - always with extraordinary grace, intelligence and passion. She committed herself to public service in the truest and noblest sense, and she will be missed."
Stu Loeser/Andrew Brent (212) 788-2958