Jeffrey C. LeFrancois is the Meatpacking District Management Association’s Executive Director. He works to ensure the Meatpacking District remains a cutting-edge, ever-evolving neighborhood in Lower Manhattan with thriving retail, commercial, and residential communities. With a significant focus on improving the public realm and expanding programming, LeFrancois has shepherded the creation and management of 30,000 square feet of plazas and four open streets in the Meatpacking District.

He has a deep connection to the westside, and works to improve access to city services, expand housing opportunities, and to make NYC a safer, more equitable place. Prior to his work in the Meatpacking District, LeFrancois served as Chief of Staff to Council Member Corey Johnson. Before working in the City Council, he was Deputy Chief of Staff to Assembly Member Richard N. Gottfried. 

LeFrancois is currently a board member and Co-Secretary of the NYC BID Managers Association. He chaired Manhattan Community Board 4 from 2021-2023, and propelled the board’s housing advocacy to the front page of the New York Times through their Affordable Housing Plan, which calls for the creation of nearly 30,000 new apartments; he currently co-chairs the Chelsea Land Use Committee. With a passion for parks and housing, he also serves on the board of Housing Conservation Coordinators and is a Governor’s appointee to the Hudson River Park Trust Board of Trustees. LeFrancois previously served on the Hudson River Park Advisory Council for five years.

Born into a small business family in southeastern Connecticut, he graduated from Pace University in Lower Manhattan with a BA in Political Science. 

Some of his favorite things in life include cooking and entertaining friends, traveling for art and urban planning, throwing pottery, sipping cortados, and enjoying very cold vodka martinis – with a twist. He is an avid composter and lives with his partner, Carter Maxwell, and their mini wirehaired dachshund, Scarlet, in Hell’s Kitchen. 




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