Councilmember LaShay D. Harris, South District

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30 Church Street, Room 301-A
Rochester, NY 14614
(585) 428-7538 (Office) 




 After her recent appointment to City Council-South District and the completion of her first term as County Legislator for the 27th District, Councilwoman LaShay D. Harris has proven to be a continuous pillar in the Rochester community. 

Councilwoman Harris began her career in EMS for National Ambulance, Rural/Metro and the American Medical Response predecessor, as an EMT, eventually becoming a paramedic in 1997 after graduating from the Western New York Emergency Medical Services Training Institute. She previously served as a Paramedic Preceptor, CPR Instructor, business development manager and continues as an Educator.

 LaShay became a real estate agent in 2002 and worked as a sales agent for Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Discover Real Estate formally known as Prudential Discover Real Estate.  She maintains her license and has been an active sales agent for more than 17 years.  

In 2003, she took a full-time position at Irondequoit Ambulance as a Paramedic.  She was later promoted to Deputy Operations Manager where she served until her 2008 appointment as the Public Information Officer (PIO) of Rural/Metro Medical Services, now American Medical Response, Rochester, NY. During her time as the PIO, LaShay developed a robust and responsive Media Incident Alert Program which aided the forming of a partnership with the local media agencies.

LaShay has been instrumental as an Instructor Coordinator for the EMS Pathway of the Career Pathways to Public Safety Program and initiated the implementation of EMT training at REOC of the College at Brockport. These programs involve key partnerships with the City of Rochester, Rochester City School District and the College at Brockport.

Today, LaShay works at the Rochester City School District as the Coordinator of the Career Pathways to Public Safety Program. A program designed to provide access to public safety careers for Rochester's 11th and 12th graders. Councilwoman Harris continues her work on various non-profit boards as a volunteer.