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Executive Director

Meet Adam McFadden. Adam is a native of Rochester, NY, where has resided in the 19th Ward  for more than 40 years. A product of the Rochester City School District, Adam attended Schools #37 and #41, Charlotte J.S.H.S and graduated from Edison Tech. McFadden received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Accounting from Claflin University, where he served on the SGA and organized students to fight for African American Studies at the University. He is currently pursuing a Masters’ Degree in Business.

Having been nurtured, schooled, and employed in the district, Adam is intimately familiar with the needs of this ethnically diverse community. He is especially committed to restoring the overall quality of life for the constituents of the South District in Rochester, NY.  His professional background reflects a wide range of corporate and public service and highlights his commitment to a better Rochester. Adam is currently the Executive Director of Quad A for Kids, a not-for-profit agency dedicated to breaking the cycle of poverty of children in Rochester.

Although Adam is one of the youngest members of City Council, he is also the most senior member. He brings a wealth of experience to the position; currently he chairs the Public Safety, Youth & Recreation Committee. Adam also serves as a member of the Arts and Culture Committee and the Education Ad Hoc Committee, a partnership among the Rochester School Board.

Adam’s commitment to his community is reflected in his leadership on issues. Most recently, he led efforts to educate the community on how to examine and advocate public policy, budget and infrastructure, race relations, education and health care issues. Adam is also the founder of the Rochester HBCU/ UNCF Annual College Fair, connecting thousands of high school students to Historically Black Colleges and Universities. Adam is a popular elected official who speaks for the voiceless in his community. He actively works media outlets to educate, inform and represent his constituents. 

Adam is committed to breaking down barriers and building bridges. In so doing, he is committed to working with people of varied ethnic and religious backgrounds to realize his ultimate aim to ensure adequate representation for all Rochesterians. Adam serves as the President of the National League of Cities National Black Caucus of Local Elected Officials Foundation, an organization within the National League of Cities that educates, trains and cultivates black elected officials from all over the country.  

Adam and his children live in the City's 19th Ward.