Councilman Derrick Thompson is a Mount Vernon native. Being a product of the Mount Vernon School district, he attained his schooling at Robert Fulton elementary school, Holmes elementary school, A.B. Davis middle school, and Mount Vernon High School. Thereafter, he began his tertiary education at Mercy College where he acquired both his bachelor and master’s degree. In 1995, upon acquiring his scholastic achievements, councilman Thompson begun his career journey at the Mount Vernon School District since September of 1995. He credits his mother Deborah Seward-Thompson for instilling the values in him to survive and always do right by other people. Derrick enjoys being a father, son, uncle, cousin, nephew, educator, entrepreneur and motivational speaker, but most of all; he loves being a servant to his community and helping people in need, uplifting, encouraging and teaching people gives him great joy. Furthermore, since the Covid-19 pandemic stormed the world in 2020, councilman Thompson has been on the front lines making sure the residents of Mount Vernon were taken care of. Councilman Thompson considers himself a no-nonsense gentle giant who holds everyone accountable for their actions. He makes it his business to drive around the city of Mount Vernon, NY every day to address the needs that plague our community. “My whole life has been of service and I will always make sure the people in the city I love are taken care of.