DISTRICT 1 COUNCIL

The District Council is the city’s legislative body in charge of overseeing the district’s function and growth, as well as representing it to its highest honors. The District Council oversees and appoints sub-committees and serves as a vital link between the district and the city mayor.

Councilmembers are elected by district residents for a 2-year term.

Niki Brianne

Hi, I'm Niki Brianne! I am a senior at Pace University, graduating in December! I am a double major in Arts and Entertainment Management and Global Marketing Management. Currently, I work for Live Nation Entertainment as a Venue Production Assistant on Long Island. My career goal is to become a Venue Production Manager, but in the long run, I plan on becoming a Venue General Manager. Since my junior year of high school, I knew I wanted to work in the music industry. Music and live events have always had a strong influence and presence in my life, and I want to be a part of creating those once in lifetime moments for fans just like myself. I began my education career at Suffolk County Community College as a Business Administration major in Fall 2018 and transferred to Pace in Spring 2021 to gain a solid business background. Likewise, I started my career journey with Live Nation in the summer of 2019 in the cleaning department at Jones Beach Theatre and have been working my way up ever since. I have also freelanced for VIP Nation and Viacom events. My life mantra is "No Dreams, Just Plans," and I am excited to be a part of the leadership of District 1!

Emma Wannie

Hi, I’m Emma! I am a junior at Pace University studying Arts and Entertainment Management. My future goals in the entertainment industry are to work in venue management at a large-scale concert venue. Living in New York City for the past three years has provided me with incredible experiences not only at my university but out in the big city. I have years of experience working at a concert venue back home on Cape Cod in the box office, as well as experience as a production assistant at a symphony orchestra as well as my college’s performing arts program. I have always been a lover of the performing arts and music. My background in theater and dancing has helped me understand both the onstage aspects of performance as well as all of the behind-the-scenes work. I am thrilled to be a part of Music Industry City and especially District 1!

Joli Maxwell

Hello! My name is Joli, and I am currently an undergraduate pursuing a degree in Arts and Entertainment Management at Pace University. I aspire to be an A&R and Concert Tour Manager. Growing up a fangirl and attending concerts of my favorite artists molded me into a passionate, driven, and determined individual yearning to work alongside these artists. Likewise, dancing for 16 years further immersed me in listening to different types of music. I have assisted in a stage management position for a performing arts company and volunteered for the Governors Ball Music Festival in ticketing and customer service. Recently, I have been exploring the world of Artist Management by working alongside an independent artist, working on booking shows, gaining exposure, and advancing a fan base. I am honored to be a co-founder of District 1 and cannot wait to grow with this fantastic community!

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