Jeffrey C. LeFrancois is the Meatpacking District’s Executive Director. He brings with him a deep connection to the west side, the experience of serving as the BID’s Director of Operations + Community Affairs for 4 years, and a civic-minded knack.
As Executive Director, LeFrancois is ultimately responsible for overseeing all the BID’s activities and reports directly to the Board of Directors. He works to ensure the Meatpacking District remains a cutting-edge, ever-evolving neighborhood in Lower Manhattan with thriving retail, commercial, and residential communities supported with strong public assets.
A graduate of Pace University in Lower Manhattan and from a small business family, his enthusiasm for New York City, culture, and community align with the mission and work of the Meatpacking District. He previously worked as Chief of Staff and Deputy Chief of Staff to then-Council Member Corey Johnson and Assembly Member Richard Gottfried, respectively.
LeFrancois is currently a board member of the NYC BID Managers Association, advocating for issues of importance to the City’s 76 BIDs and to the thousands of businesses they represent. He also serves as First Vice Chair of Manhattan Community Board 4, and is on the board of Housing Conservation Coordinators, Stonewall Democrats of NYC, and the Hudson River Park Advisory Council.
Jeffrey’s distinctive coiffure is second only to his effervescent energy. Some of his favorite things in life include cooking and entertaining guests, traveling and pointing out neat urban planning attributes to his partner, perusing galleries and museums, long-distance domestic train travel, throwing pottery, sipping cortados, and enjoying very cold vodka Gibsons.