Haitian-American Noramie Festa Jasmin made History as Mayor of Spring Valley

This is a sign that the Haitian community is moving and if I may say "Up" in the US. The latest is having one of our own elected as mayor in a major town. On behalf of the Haitian diaspora in the United States and all over the world, I would like to congratulate Noramie Festa Jasmin as the new Mayor of Spring Valley.


She has become the first Haitian American and the first woman to be elected as Mayor of Spring valley in 2009.

Before becoming Mayor of Spring Valley in New York, Noramie Jasmin occupied the position of trustee as well as deputy Mayor.

In 2009 the US Census estimated that there are 830,000 Haitian Americans living in the U.S. However, this official figure is inaccurate due to the presence of illegal Haitian immigrants.

Here is a list of some of the most recognizing names of Haitian-Americans:

Edwidge Danticat, renowned author
Reggie Fils-Aime, president of Nintendo America
Ralph Gilles, Automobile designer (Chrysler 300)
Dumarsais Simeus, owner of Simeus Foods
Garcelle Beauvais, model/actress
Bigga Haitian, reggae musician
Jason Derülo, singer, songwriter
Wyclef Jean, rapper/musician/producer, member of The Fugees
Jimmy Jean-Louis, actor
Pras, rapper/actor, founded The Fugees
Josephine Premice, actress
Daniel Bernard Roumain, composer, musician
Joanne Borgella - fashion model
Tyrone Edmond - fashion model
Ronald Brise, Florida House of Representative
Philippe Derose, North Miami Beach councilman
Mathieu Eugene, New York City councilman
Linda Dorcena Forry, Massachusetts State Representative
Patrick Gaspard, Director of the White House Office of Political Affairs (2009-Present)
Jean L. Jeudy, New Hampshire State Representative
Mia Love, mayor of Saratoga Springs, Utah and candidate for U. S. House of Representatives seat
Jean Baptiste Point du Sable, founder of the City of Chicago
Pierre-Richard Prosper, ambassador
Kwame Raoul, Illinois State Senator
Yolly Roberson, Florida State Representative
Marie St. Fleur, Massachusetts State Representative
John James Audubon, naturalist
Linda Marc, public health researcher
Samuel Dalembert, current Milwaukee Bucks center
Quincy Douby, former Sacramento Kings guard and current Zhejiang Golden Bulls player
Mario Elie, former Houston Rockets guard
Olden Polynice, former Utah Jazz player
Pierre Garçon, current wide receiver for the Washington Redskins
Jonathan Vilma, current linebacker for the New Orleans Saints

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