Beroro T. Efekoro

Albany County Legislator, District 7

Beroro T. Efekoro is the first African-born immigrant elected to the Albany County Legislature and the first Nigerian-born immigrant elected to public office in the State of New York. He is the founder and executive director of the International Organization for Education Inc., an organization in consultative status with the United Nations Economic and Social Council. Through this organization, Efekoro organizes ESL classes for New York Capital Region immigrants and educational programs for high school students in the United States and abroad. In the Albany County Legislature, Efekoro introduced the idea to provide grants to small businesses in Albany County during the pandemic. He has introduced and passed several pieces of legislation aimed at improving quality of life for the residents of Albany, including legislation to ban smoking in common areas of multi-dwelling units, a proclamation calling on President Biden to forgive student loans for millions of borrowers, and teleworking legislation for Albany County.

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