Simone Price is an Assistant Director of Government and Community Relations for New York City Transit. She serves as the Queens Borough Representative for Community Boards 8-14 in Queens County. Previously, she was the Executive Director of the Sutphin Boulevard Business Improvement District (BID) where she increased the operating budget by approximately $700,000; witnessed Mayor Bloomberg sign legislation that increased the BID’s annual assessment into law; served on the Board of Directors for several organizations in NYC; and, received a Community Service Award from the National Council of Negro Women, NYC Council and NYS Senate.
Simone was born, raised and currently resides in Jamaica, New York. She is an alumna of United Way of New York City, Coro New York Neighborhood Leadership training program and Hofstra University, where she earned her B.A. in Interdisciplinary Studies and M.B.A. in Management.
Simone founded UrbanCircle Thrive in 2017 as a response to a lack of exposure to success for young people within her community. Her greatest accomplishment and fear in college was obtaining her M.B.A. Shortly after college, Simone came to the realization that her degree was nothing to fear and that there was much more for her to offer the world. She wished that she learned this lesson younger, similar to her peers, as they seemed further along in their careers during that time. Simone believes that through career exposure, leadership workshops and travel, she can help young people become aware of their gifts and talents earlier in efforts to alter their outlook on life. She aspires to spark curiosity in young people that causes them to think outside of the box. She wants to build confidence in each cohort and show them endless possibilities.