Chumi Diamond was appointed to the Long Beach City Council in February 2017. An attorney with experience in both the public and private sectors, she is currently the Principal Law Clerk to Supreme Court Justice Leonard D. Steinman. Her areas of expertise include collective bargaining, arbitration, employee discipline, contract grievances, and improper practice charges.
A resident of the East End since 2009, Chumi treasures our boardwalk, the beautiful ocean, and Long Beach’s ethnic diversity. She is an active member in the Young Israel of Long Beach and the Bach. Serving on the City Council, Chumi hopes to ensure that the City remains affordable for young families and millennials. She looks to continue protecting local taxpayers by ensuring smart development, balanced and open municipal financing, and environmental sustainability.
Chumi graduated from Queens College with a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and New York Law School with a Juris Doctorate. Following graduation, Chumi joined the Nassau County Attorney’s Office/Office of Labor Relations where she worked closely with Nassau County’s public sector labor unions, including the CSEA and PBA. In 2007, she was nominated by the Presiding Officer and elected by the Nassau County Legislature to serve as the Clerk of the Legislature. In that capacity, Chumi managed a multi-million-dollar municipal budget and the operation costs of the nineteen members of the Legislature. In 2010, she joined the firm of Lamb and Barnosky, LLP as an associate in the firm’s Education, Municipal and Labor Section where she repres