Frank Keophetlasy, Mayor's Office of Constituent Services

frankFrank Keophetlasy

Mayor’s Office of Constituent Services

Northwest Neighborhood Liaison

International Community Liaison

Frank Keophetlasy is a Monroe County Legislator representing the 28th District. He is the first Asian-American elected official in Monroe County. Frank now joins the Office of Constituent Services as both the Northwest Liason and the International Community Liason. He was also appointed by Mayor Lovely Warren to serve as her Special Advisor on New American Issues.

As a Monroe County Legislator, he serves as a governmental resource for his constituents in Northwest Rochester by using his working knowledge of the State Assembly; his relationships with staff in the State Legislature also help him advocate on behalf of his constituents. Frank offers assistance with traffic issues with the New York State DMV, helps people to access their unemployment benefits from the New York State Department of Labor and is a knowledgeable resource for other state agencies.

Frank serves as a direct resource regarding the COVID-19 pandemic for Northwest residents. He assists in securing Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) for residents in need and helps resident obtain the vaccine and vaccine rollout information. Frank also gives business owners information for the Fast Forward Monroe business loan and grant assistance program offered by Monroe County.

Frank is proud to have supported the Monroe County Diversity Action Plan (D.A.P.), a piece of legislation pushed through by the Asian-Black caucus. It mandates that each department in the Monroe Country government must provide demographic breakdowns for their respective departments. Frank also supported the repeal of Monroe County’s controversial Anti-harassment bill.

Frank participated as a Commissioner on the Racial and Structural Equity (RASE) Commission to provide legislative recommendations to eliminate institutional systems and structures that have led to many of the racial inequities we see in our community on a daily basis.

He also supported the passage of the Language Access bill, which created a position within the Chief Diversity Officer’s office that focuses on helping with translation services for county residents that speak English as a second language.

Frank served as an intern and Legislative Assistant for the late New York State Assemblyman David F. Gantt and was a Clerk for the New York State Assembly Transportation Committee. As Clerk, Frank contributed to the creation of the Rochester Traffic Violations Agency (RTVA) and the Downtown Rochester New York State Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) Office. Frank also played a role in helping Assemblyman Gantt secure state funding for many local organizations including Baden Street Settlement House, Anthony L. Jordan Health Center, Cobb’s Hill Village Renovation, Breast Cancer Coalition of Rochester, Lifespan of Greater Rochester, Empire Justice Center, Rundel Memorial Library renovations and the Gates Volunteer Ambulance Service.

Frank earned his Associate’s Degree with distinction from Monroe Community College, and his Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science, Magna Cum Laude from the State University New York College at Brockport. Frank is a proud alumnus of the Rochester City School District’s General Elwell S. Otis School #30 and the Joseph C. Wilson Magnet High School.

Growing up in Northwest Rochester, Frank spent a lot of his time at the Edgerton R-Center and Maplewood YMCA playing basketball. In the Northwest community, Frank made lifelong connections and friendships and had positive experiences that shaped his character.

If you would like to learn more about Mayor Warren’s efforts on behalf of the community, please contact Frank at (585) 428-6749 or email him at Frank.Keophetlasy@CityofRochester.Gov.