Hi there. My name is Jenna Curcio, and I want to serve as your Greece Town Board Member in Ward 2. I have been a member of the Greece community ever since I was three years old. I was raised by a single mother and know first-hand what it’s like to grow up in a working-class household. My father immigrated from Italy to Rochester in the 1980s and became a citizen here. Both of my parents were factory workers and remember a different era in the greater Rochester area, one where industries not only thrived, but regular people could go beyond making a decent living and had plentiful opportunities, strong unions, and were a part of a powerful workforce. They experienced a time where workers were ultimately treated with respect and dignity, and I plan to bring that back to the Town of Greece.
After graduating from Greece Odyssey Academy in 2015, I went on to attend both Genesee Community College and LIM College to obtain my Associate of Applied Science and Bachelor of Business Administration degrees.
Activism + Community Involvement
Among my many commitments, I have been very active in supporting several political organizations in Rochester including Free the People Roc, Project AIR, and the Rochester Chapter of Citizen Action NY. I have always been passionate about social justice, and unafraid to step up to any challenge. In 2020, I became a member of the Greece Democratic Committee and volunteered for Robin Wilt’s congressional campaign.
Additionally, I helped to lead a viral social media and mass email campaign to urge Mayor Lovely Warren to divest funds from the RPD and reinvest them into the RCSD and other community programs. In 2016, I co-organized a march for Bernie Sanders in the Town of Greece.
Recently, I have joined the Rochester Energy Democracy Committee through Metro Justice to advocate for a public power utility. I have also joined the Rochester Public Banking Coalition and plan to be involved on their policy committee.
Goals + Ethos
I have a vision for the Town of Greece that focuses on actually improving the day-to-day lives of working people within our community. As a self-described Democratic Socialist and true progressive advocate, I believe that by allocating town budget funds into impactful community programs, we can turn over a new leaf in Greece. I’m a strong advocate for members of any and every marginalized group, including all people of color, LGBTQ+ folks, senior citizens, veterans, low-income and homeless people, and those with disabilities and mental illnesses.
If elected, I plan to use my public platform and power as a Board Member to the fullest extent of my ability. I'm not someone who is looking to simply collect supplemental income in their retirement or as a side hustle by occupying this seat. I'm here to go above and beyond for and represent the best interests of the working people of Greece in this public office, for real. I consider my constituents my employer, and I'm here to listen to their concerns. I believe it is incredibly important to have total transparency and consistent communication with Greece community members, and I absolutely intend to do that if elected.
Visit my platform page for further details on my plans for the people of the Town of Greece.