Cynthia Elliott, Commissioner
Cynthia Elliott, Board Vice President
Board Liaison to: Schools 3,9,19, Leadership Academy for Young Men, Rochester International Academy, Vanguard Collegiate High School, and Integrated Arts and Technology High School
Term Expires: December 2021
Cynthia Elliott has a passion for Rochester’s children and families who are economically and socially disadvantaged. She is committed to this population attaining self-sufficiency.
Cynthia has spent over 35 years as a community activist in the Rochester community. She began her career at the age of 19 at the FIGHT organization where she participated in voter registration drives, political campaigns, and various advocacy efforts. While attending college, Cynthia worked part-time as an Educational Consultant in the Youth Department at Lewis Street Center, connecting youth to educational and career opportunities. Cynthia also served on its Board of Directors at the age of 20. Her last position at Lewis Street was Director of Day Care, where she formalized academic programming for children between the ages of 18 months to 12 years old.
Currently, Cynthia is the Assistant to the Executive Director at Baden Street Settlement, where she provides leadership to various departments as directed by the Executive Director and represents the Executive Director in the community. Cynthia also provides staff support to Baden’s Board of Directors, committees, and the agency’s fundraising efforts.
Cynthia is a graduate of Monroe Community College with an Associates Degree in Liberal Arts, a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Management from St. John Fisher College, a Masters Degree in Public Administration from SUNY Brockport and a Masters of Arts in Human and Organizational Systems from Fielding Graduate University.
Cynthia is a born again Christian who enjoys reading, music and traveling. Cynthia has lived in the Rochester community for more than 40 years.