June 18, 2012
Oscar Odom III (’96) Appointed to City Districting Commission
New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg recently announced seven appointments to the city’s Districting Commission, including alum Oscar Odom III (’96). The Districting Commission meets once every ten years following the Census to redraw the City Council’s district lines to address population shifts within the five boroughs.
Odom is the former First Deputy Sheriff of New York City. He has held numerous assignments within the New York Police Department during his 25-year career in law enforcement, including patrol officer, Police Academy instructor, and detective. Odom was the director of Public Safety at the MetroTech Business Improvement District and currently serves as Professor and Chair of the Criminal Justice Division at ASA College in Brooklyn, having held similar positions at other area academic institutions. Odom served in the U.S. Army, has a bachelor’s degree from John Jay College of Criminal Justice, and is currently pursuing a Ph.D. in education.
Tracey Bing (’96) Receives NYC Bar Legal Service Award
Alum Tracey Bing (’96) received a New York City Bar Association Legal Service Award, which recognizes attorneys for their efforts to provide critical civil legal assistance to poor people in New York City. Bing is the director of the Family Law/Domestic Violence Unit at Manhattan Legal Services.