Marricka Scott-McFadden, MPA was appointed and has served as the Deputy Bronx Borough President, since January 2018. In this capacity she works directly with stakeholders across the borough, city and state in an effort to continue to implement a positive agenda for the advancement of the more than 1.4 million people who, like her, are proud to call the Bronx their home.
With more than 20 years in public service, Marricka served as Chief of Staff for more than a decade to the current New York State Assembly Speaker, Carl E. Heastie. In this role she managed the day to day operations of Mr. Heastie’s office and managed his legislative and policy schemas. During this tenure she served as his direct advisor and through hard work, strategic and invocative planning, Marricka, played an integral role in the Assemblyman’s election to Chair of the Bronx Democratic Committee in 2008, a position he held and relinquished after his historic appointment as Speaker of the New York State Assembly in February, 2015.
Ms. Scott-McFadden, MPA received her bachelor’s degree from CUNY’s Herbert H. Lehman College and her Master’s degree in Public Affairs and Administration from Metropolitan College of New York, where she is currently an Adjunct Professor. She was named one of City Hall News’s “40 Under 40 Rising Stars in Politics and City & State’s 2016 list of the Bronx Most Influential Persons. She is an active volunteer at many soup kitchens and food pantries around the borough and is a member of the illustrious Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated.
Marricka has a strong interest in exploring the Continent of Africa and traveling in general. When she is not serving the borough or volunteering, she is using her leisure time during her personal travels to add to her global commitment to paying her good fortune forward. On a recent trip to West Africa, Marricka used her time to form a Woman’s Coalition and donated reusable feminine hygiene products, in an effort to promote health and fight against female taboos that exist throughout the world. This fight is both near and dear to her heart. Marricka has also worked in conjunction with the Anglican Church to volunteer at a South African orphanage, where she spent time serving the needs of the children who live at the orphanage. May of the children were orphaned by parents who lost their lives to the AIDS crisis in South Africa.
Ms. Scott-McFadden, MPA is a mother of a thriving teenage son; a proud resident of the Northeast Bronx and enjoys serving her beloved community.