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  • Common Council - President 
    Van Robinson   
    Van B. Robinson 
    President  
    Syracuse Common Council 
    Term: January 2014 - December 2017  

     
    Committee Assignment 
    Chairperson:   Charter, Rules, Procedure & RFP
     
    Contact Information 
      Office:
    Room 314 City Hall
    Syracuse, New York 13202
    Phone: (315) 448-8466
    Fax: (315) 448-8423
    Email: vrobinson@syrgov.net  
      Residence:
    311 Parkway Drive
    Syracuse, New York 13207
    Phone: (315) 422-6068
           
    Community Service Involvement 
    Past President of the Syracuse/Onondaga County Branch of the NAACP
    ACT-SO
    Serves on the Board of Directors of the Salvation Army 
    F.O.C.U.S. Greater Syracuse 
    Elmcrest Children’s Center 
    Serves on the Advisory Board of the Kidney Foundation and Hope for the Bereaved, Inc. 
           
    Professional Background 
    GHI Insurance 
           
    Special Interests and Concerns 
    Comprehensive Planning and long-term investments in our City
    Neighborhood preservation and revitalization
    Public Safety and quality-of-life improvements
    Creation of a superior place for all people who work, visit and play in our fine city
    Common Council President Van Robinson has always been actively involved in the Civil Rights Movement on a National, State and Local level.  In 1977 he was instrumental in reactivating the local Syracuse/Onondaga Chapter of the NAACP.  He served as the local NAACP Branch Secretary, Chair of the Political Action Committee, First Vice President and was elected to six terms (12 years) as Branch President.  Van Robinson was also appointed by the President of the New York State NAACP to the title of NYS Western Region Director, where he was responsible for the progress of the NAACP branches throughout Upstate New York.