Mayor Eric Adams’ office announced Tuesday that Arva Rice has been named interim board chair of the Civilian Complaint Review Board (CCRB).
Rice will preside over the CCRB’s February Board meeting on Wednesday and deliver her first remarks and vision as interim chair. She is the President & CEO of the New York Urban League and joined the CCRB Board in 2021.
“After decades working to make New York City a fairer, more equitable, and safer city, I am honored to use my expertise to lead the CCRB into its next chapter,” Rice said. “It is a privilege to have an even greater opportunity to serve this city and continue efforts to make it a safer and more just place for all New Yorkers. Former CCRB Chair, Fred Davie, and the rest of the board have made great strides in the last several years and I hope to build on this momentum and continue to push the Agency forward.”
Before joining the CCRB, Rice was a key leader in drafting the Police Reform and Reinvention Collaborative Plan, a department-wide reform initiative passed by the City Council in March of last year.
“Arva Rice has been a champion for equity and justice throughout her career, and we know she will continue her long career of successful advocacy as CCRB Interim Chair,” Adams said. “Civilian oversight is critical to achieving the safety we need and the justice we deserve, and I know Interim Chair Rice will be an important partner in delivering both for all New Yorkers.”