Elizabeth Cooke Levy is a civic leader who for more than 30 years has worked to improve the lives of poor and working class New Yorkers through her career in non-profit management, public policy, development and advocacy. Her career spans organizations including District Council 37, the Community Service Society, the Bronx Museum for the Arts, New Yorkers for Parks, the New York State Assembly, the New York City Department of Consumer Protection and the New York State Consumer Protection Board.  Former professional positions include Executive Director of New Yorkers for Parks, President of the Bronx Museum of the Arts, and Director of Planning and Real Estate for HIP, a large HMO in New York.   She has served as a consultant to the Lila Wallace Reader’s Digest Foundation on grant and program evaluation and to the Bronx Council on the Arts on program development.

Elizabeth has been an active Trustee of City Limits since 2011, where she has been instrumental in the development of programs and strategies that have helped to sustain and grow the organization.  She previously served on the boards of The Graduate Center Foundation (at CUNY), El Museo del Barrio, Riverside South Planning Corporation, Friends of Hudson River Park, the Jerome Park Conservancy, Friends of Van Cortlandt Park, and has long been engaged in volunteer efforts in the Bronx, where she lives.