About Council Member Mathieu Eugene

"Dr. Eugene attended College Notre Dame and later graduated from Regina Assumpta College in Haiti. He holds a medical degree from Universidad Del Norte Este in Mexico and was a member of the Aesclepius Medical Society."

Council Member Eugene: The first Haitian American Elected Official in New York State


Mathieu Eugene was born in Haiti and educated as a medical doctor. He has been an advocate for the Haitian community in New York and around the world. In 2016, he passed legislation to recognize October 9th as New York City Haitian Day, to commemorate the Battle of Savannah, when free Haitian men fought alongside American soldiers during the Revolutionary War, and honor members of the Haitian community who continue to shape our culture. In response to the recent devastation of Hurricane Matthew, as well as damage from other natural disasters, Council Member Eugene created a permanent Emergency Joint Taskforce, comprised of community advocates, medical, and public safety experts who can help Haiti better prepare for future emergencies.