Lovely A. Warren, Esq.
City Hall, Room 301A
30 Church Street
Rochester, NY 14614
(585) 428-6684 (office)
(585 428-6347 (fax)
(585) 563-6215 (home)
Neighborhood and Business Development (Former Chair and member)
Jobs, Parks and Public Works
Public Safety, Youth & Recreation
Art and Culture in the Center City
Restoring Hope, Rebuilding Community
As your Rochester City Council President, it is my goal to aid in the revitalization of the City of Rochester.
For my constituents in North East Rochester, know that I will continue to passionately advocate for you by helping to make City services and government easily accessible.
I will continue to work with the people of Rochester, those in the public and private sectors, in addition to my colleagues on City Council and the administration to make Rochester a place that everyone is proud to call home.
My mission as your Councilmember for North East Rochester
My mission as your City Council representative is to serve you by passionately advocating for your needs to ensure that our neighborhood is fully represented on the Rochester City Council.
I remain a committed, active and engaged member of our community. During my time as your North East representative, I have served as an advocate for hundreds of residents, attended countless community, neighborhood and block club meetings, in addition to guest speaking in our schools, recreation centers, and at special community events.
I am very visible to residents, by being an active participant in North East community activities. Whether it is a community meeting, block club party, or special service, you will find me there.
I am dedicated to making the North East a vibrant, healthy and safe part of our City. In order to achieve this, I am committed to working with you and City staff to develop and implement ideas that respond to North East residents.
I serve you with your well-being and the vitality of the North East in mind. I accomplish this by passing legislation and overseeing initiatives that will have a positive impact on the health and well-being of our North East community.
As always, I welcome and encourage you to contact me at (585) 428-6684, so that we can discuss ways that my work on the Rochester City Council can help North East Rochester and the City as a whole become a place that everyone will be proud to call home.
Working for You!
It is my responsibility to work with my colleagues on City Council and the mayor to pass laws that govern the City and make it a better place for everyone to live, work and raise a family.
Since joining the Rochester City Council, I have helped to pass an on-time City budget. As President of the Council, I have overseen the passage of several on-time budgets. To see a partial listing of legislation that I have supported over the years, please click here.
As your Council representative for North East Rochester, I have passionately advocated for hundreds of residents, worked with dozens of block clubs and community groups, in addition to neighborhood stakeholders to improve North East Rochester.
It is important to me that I be your voice and carry your ideas forward and not just my own. I work to make our neighborhoods safer, prosperous and vibrant. When block clubs had recommendation for placement of surveillance security cameras, I made those recommendations for them on their behalf to Rochester Police Department. I also assist my residents in making our neighborhoods safer by working directly with the Rochester Police Chief to decrease the violence and crime in the North East over the years.
I work with the Department of Environmental Services (DES) to assist residents with various quality of life issues, including street cleaning, curb and sidewalk replacement, installation of speed humps, sanitation issues, and other City DES services. I also work with the Department of Neighborhood and Business Development to expedite the demolition of vacant and unsafe structures within our community.
As past Chair of the Neighborhood and Business and Development Committee, I assisted with the reform of the City’s Emergency Assistance Repair Program (EARP) for City residents in need of home repairs. I also worked with various community partners/stakeholders and government leaders to aid with the revitalization of North East Rochester.
The revitalization of our community is vital. Since joining the Rochester City Council, providing our community with a centrally located full-market grocery store has been a priority for me. Currently, I am working with City officials and community partners on this project; we are optimistic that by 2012, the North East will have a full market grocery store.
I have also worked with the Collective Action Project of Marketview Heights to help bring the new Fastrac Market at East Main and North Union Streets to our community. This much-needed grocery store hired twelve neighborhood youth and a single mother, as some of the store’s first employees.
Supporting our community’s youth and helping to mentor our next generation of leaders is important to me. I meet one-on-one with young men and women from our community to offer support and career advice. In addition to speaking to the students in the Rochester City School District, I host City students at City Hall, and I encourage them to pursue academic and personal excellence.
As your Councilmember, I voted to restore funding to City recreation center programs and approved construction repairs to recreation center facilities like the Clinton-Baden Street Community Center and the Thomas P. Ryan, Jr. Community Center. I support giving young people a chance to gain real life work experience, and that is why I supported and continue to support the Summer of Opportunity Program and Biz Kids Program.
The development of new housing and the support of current housing in the North East are crucial. I assisted with the implementation of the Focused Investment Strategy (FIS) in the North East; the focused area is Marketview Heights near the Rochester Public Market. (Click this link, Sustaining our Community, for a brief overview of the FIS program). I have also supported many housing development and housing related programs under the City’s Housing Development Fund Program including F.I.G.H.T. Village, Mildred Johnson Estates I and II and the El Camino Estates Project to name a few.
Rochester is a destination drawing not only our surrounding neighbors, but people from all over the world, so they can experience the Lilac Festival, The Xerox Rochester International Jazz Festival, The Puerto Rican Festival and The Clarissa Street Festival, just to name a few of our City’s wonderful events. Whether you come to listen to good music at the Bands on the Bricks Concerts at the Public Market or the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra for public concerts or The Party in the Park Concerts you can always find something to do in Rochester.
You can always find out what is happening in our community by receiving your copy of the “The North East Times”, a community newsletter that I created; designed to inform residents, block clubs, community and neighborhood groups, businesses and other community advocates about City initiatives, legislation, community events, and update you on projects taking place within North East Rochester. (See bottom of the page for links to issues of the “The North East Times”.)
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Lovely Warren Biography
Faith, hard work, and service to others form the foundation of the McClary family and those family essentials have guided Rochester City Council President Lovely Ann Warren towards her path of community service to the residents of Rochester, New York.
In 1984, her beloved Grandfather Cecil McClary Sr. was seriously wounded by gunfire while working at Wegmans on West Avenue, this life-changing event strengthened her resolve to become an attorney and serve her community to make it a better place for all residents. Since she was a young child, Rochester City Council President Lovely Warren was known for speaking out and standing up for the rights of others.
Now, Councilwoman Warren uses her legal background to serve as a passionate advocate for her constituents in the North East on Rochester's City Council. It is a position she has held since May of 2007 and to which she was elected in November of 2007.
In January of 2010, Councilwoman Warren was elected by her colleagues to serve as the fifth President of Rochester’s City Council; making her the youngest City Council President in Rochester’s history. As Council President, Lovely presides over council meetings and committee hearings, makes council committee appointments, and oversees the enactment of the City budget and all City Legislation.
During her time in office, Lovely has advocated for safer City neighborhoods, worked with hundreds of residents, community stakeholders and government leaders to assist with the revitalization of underdeveloped areas of North East Rochester and created “The North East Times” newsletter to update North East residents about important events and changes taking place in their community.
Lovely is also committed to improving the lives of the City’s young people and helping to mentor our next generation of leaders. She hosts an annual youth event at City Hall for students of the Rochester City School District and she is a frequent guest speaker at events for young people, encouraging them to pursue academic and personal excellence. In addition, Lovely is a popular guest speaker at colleges and universities on the east coast. Lovely has had the pleasure of addressing students at the University of Rochester, Albany Law School of Union University, Towson University and Howard University.
President Warren is frequently requested as a panelist at area civic, community and government forums. Recently, she participated in the 2011 We Live NY Summit at Cornell University, in addition to appearing on panels sponsored by Rochester Downtown Development Corporation and the Rochester Chapter of the League of Women Voters, just to name a few.
President Warren is the recipient of several awards and honors; recently she received the Rochester Business Journal: “Forty under 40 Award”. She was featured in the Daily Record in 2008 as an Up & Coming Attorney and was recognized by the Democrat and Chronicle in 2006 as one Rochester’s Emerging African-American Leaders.
Since June 2000, Lovely has also served the people of Rochester as first a Legislative Assistant, then Deputy Counsel, and now as Lead Counsel and Chief of Staff to New York State Assemblyman David F. Gantt. Lovely's experience in the legal field was initially developed where she served as a Summer Law Clerk in 2002 to then New York State Attorney General Eliot Spitzer and as a Summer Judicial Clerk in 2001 to the Honorable Teresa Johnson, Presiding Judge of the Rochester City Court.
Lovely was born and raised in the City of Rochester, graduated from Wilson Magnet High School then went on to earn a Bachelor of Arts Degree from John Jay College of Criminal Justice and a Juris Doctorate from Albany Law School of Union University. She was admitted to the practice of law in February of 2004.
Lovely lives in the North East section of the City with her loving and supportive husband Timothy Granison, their daughter Taylor and their dog Rocko. Lovely and her family are active members of the Westside Church of Christ.