Chi was the first out queer person to represent District 36 on the New York City Council!
Chi Ossé is the Council Member for New York City’s 36th District, representing Bedford-Stuyvesant and North Crown Heights. He entered politics as an organizer and prominent figure in the Black Lives Matter movement. At 23 years old, Ossé was elected in 2021 as the youngest member of this Council and its only member hailing from Gen-Z.
Ossé was called to politics for its potential to combine the institutional power of government with the tidal strength of movements to both enact policy and drive social change. Ossé’s office works to provide transparent and responsive aid to the people of the 36th New York City Council District while utilizing and innovating the powers of municipal government. Ossé is committed to meeting the needs of our community, including improving neighborhood sanitation, reimaging public safety, building and protecting safe and affordable housing, promoting local economic development, and strengthening our schools.
A third-generation Brooklynite, Ossé is the son of Akim Vann, a local small-business owner, and the late-Reggie Ossé, professionally known as Combat Jack, a hip-hop music attorney. He resides in North Crown Heights.