Joshua Clennon, a fourth-generation Harlem native, is a compassionate, dynamic, and resolute community leader. Joshua’s roots run deep, and his experiences as an entrepreneur, gun violence survivor, award-winning community activist, and affordable housing advocate drive him to make a difference in the lives of those around him. Joshua is the embodiment of Harlem’s rich and storied history, and he’s dedicated to shaping a brighter future for his community.
Through his work in preserving homeownership and providing affordable property management and financial services to distressed housing cooperatives, Joshua has demonstrated his unwavering commitment to addressing the economic challenges faced by low-income residents in Harlem. For nearly a decade, he has fought to ensure that everyone has access to quality housing, regardless of their income.
Upon graduating from Penn State University , Joshua made it his mission to give back and mobilize the next generation of voters that has led him to serve in various esteemed positions, including as a Treasurer of Manhattan Community Board 10, Treasurer of the Black Caucus of the Young Democrats of America, Democratic National Committee Delegate and among others.
As a visionary leader, Joshua understands the importance of addressing the pressing issues that New York faces in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. Joshua believes that through use of emerging technology and a fresh approach to public policy we can make greater advancements in tackling homelessness, income inequality, expand access to health care, equitable public safety, and revitalize small businesses, and dramatically improve public education is a testament to his drive for transformative change.
Joshua Clennon is not only a product of his community; he is an active and engaged member who genuinely cares for the well-being of his fellow New Yorkers. His bold leadership, grounded in his personal experiences, education, and deeply rooted connections to Harlem, positions him as the perfect candidate to tackle the challenges that lie ahead.
Join Joshua in his mission to create a stronger, more equitable New York City, where opportunities are abundant, and progress is made together. With his unwavering dedication and determination, Joshua Clennon is the leader that Harlem deserves.