James McKoy was appointed to the NYCHA Board by Mayor Eric Adams in January 2023. Mr. McKoy currently resides in Williams Plaza, a Brooklyn development that received comprehensive renovations through the Permanent Affordability Commitment Together (PACT) program. He has served as a member of the Williams Plaza Resident Association since 2011.
Mr. McKoy retired in 2019 after working for more than three decades as a surgical technician at various city hospitals. He credits his extensive experience in the medical field with fostering leadership and problem-solving skills, including the ability to make quick decisions in high-stress situations.
In addition to his service with the resident association, Mr. McKoy sees his role on the NYCHA Board as an opportunity to be a voice for the community, advocating on the needs and concerns of fellow residents. As a resident board member, Mr. McKoy aims to work closely with NYCHA management on generating and implementing policies that represent the priorities and interests of residents. He is also focused on cultivating an atmosphere of inclusion for different cultural and religious groups.
“I am eager to continue my advocacy for the NYCHA community as a NYCHA board member. As a representative for NYCHA residents, my commitment is to ensure that their needs and requests are met. People need to know that you hear them and, most importantly, that you understand.”