Maintains Healthy Balance of Experience and New Voices
QUEENS, NY – Borough President Melinda Katz today announced the appointments of 331 individuals to serve two-year terms on their respective Community Boards. Of the 331 appointees, 62 are first-time members who have never before served on a Community Board but have demonstrated both an understanding of the community’s needs and a commitment to serving the public. The appointments announced today began their two-year Community Board terms on April 1, 2018.
“To serve on a Community Board is a significant commitment of time and energy, and the dedication demonstrated by each member is a testament to the strength of the civic life unique to our borough,” said Borough President KATZ. “Thank you especially to the Community Board chairs, district managers and members, who all continue to do an extraordinary – oftentimes thankless job – for the people of Queens and of the City of New York.”
Borough President Katz has made a concerted effort to balance both experience and new voices within the borough’s Community Boards. The Borough President has also sought to ensure that each City Council District included within a Community Board District is fairly represented on that Community Board. All Community Board Districts in Queens are made up of more than one City Council District, and Borough President Katz has steadily moved toward making Community Boards more representative of all the City Council Districts within their boundaries.
There are 14 Community Boards in Queens and a total of 59 citywide. All Queens Community Board members are appointed by the Borough President, pursuant to the City Charter, with half of her appointees nominated by the City Councilmembers who represent the districts within each Community Board. All Community Board appointees interested in continuing to serve are required to re-apply at the conclusion of each of their two-year terms.
Community Boards play an important advisory role in considering land use and zoning matters, and also contribute to the dialogue about the City budget, municipal service delivery and many other matters that impact their communities. Despite the important role Community Boards play in city government, Community Board members are not compensated for their service.
Borough President Katz’s appointments to the Queens Community Boards in 2018 are as follows:
Community Board 1 (Astoria, Old Astoria, Long Island City, Queensbridge, Ditmars, Ravenswood, Steinway, Garden Bay, Woodside): Rose Anne Alafogiannis, Daniel Aliberti, Jose Batista, Edwin Cadiz, Gerald Caliendo, Katerina Duarte, Mackenzi Farquer, Evie Hantzopoulos, Amy Hau, Vanessa Jones-Hall, Richard Khuzami, Nancy Konipol, Jaroslaw Kril, Hannah Lupien, Antonio Meloni, Eric Mouchette, Mary O’Hara, Rose Marie Poveromo, Yawne Robinson, Thomas Ryan, Nancy Silverman, Marie Torniali, Rod Townsend, Judy Trilivas, and Kathleen Warnock.
Community Board 2 (Maspeth, Sunnyside, Woodside, Long Island City): Thalia Batan, Sandra Bigitschke, Osman Chowdhury, Stephen Cooper, Lisa Ann Deller, Stacey Eliuk, Ira Greenberg, Kenneth Greenberg, Ellen Kang, Denise Keehan-Smith, Nancy Kleaver-Saltzstein, Marie Konecko, Jordan Levine, Sheila Lewandowski, Dominick Lippolis, Elizabeth McKenna, Taina McShane, Thomas Mituzas, Clara Oza, Steven Raga, Norberto Saldana, Regina Shanley, Michael Son, Lauren Springer, Karolina Tosi, Rebecca Trent, Santiago Vargas, and Maia Magdalena Vielma.
Community Board 3 (Jackson Heights, North Corona, East Elmhurst): Ann Brown, Sonya Davis, Vivian Dock, Margaret Dozier, Vasantrai Gandhi, Kevin Hughes, Nabaraj Kc, Steven Kulhanek, Marta LeBreton, William Meehan, Richard Mink, Rafael Moreno, Richard Mullings, Ladisla Perez, Dorothy Phelan, Jairo Rodriguez, Leoncio Romero, Edmund Rosenbaum, David Rosero, Jimmy Smith, Shanel Thomas, and K. Toi Washington-Simon.
Community Board 4 (Elmhurst, Corona, Corona Heights): Karin Abreu, Priscilla Carrow, Chaio-Chung Chen, Erica Cruz, Ingrid Gomez, Kristen Gonzalez, Jennifer Gutierrez, Peter Manganaro, Patricia Martin, Matthew McElroy, Gurdip Narula, Alexandra Owens, Albert Perna, Alexa Ponce, Oscar Rios, Lucy Schilero, Alton Derrick Smith, Dewan Tarek, Marcello Testa, Damian Vargas, Louis Walker, Rosa Wong, and Lester Youngblood.
Community Board 5 (Ridgewood, Maspeth, Glendale, Middle Village, South Elmhurst): Antonetta Binanti, Robert Cermeli, Patricia Crowley, Dmytro Fedkowskyj, Patricia Grayson, Frederick Haller, Frederick Hoefferle, Richard Huber, John Maier, Edgar Mantel, Eileen Moloney, Margaret O’Kane, Michael O’Kane, Michael Porcelli, Kelvin Rodriguez, Luis Rodriguez, and Dennis Stephan.
Community Board 6 (Forest Hills, Rego Park): Anisa Ayon, Gregory Carlson, John Dereszawsky, Kurt Fakira, Ethan Felder, Gail Gordon, Brendan Griffith, Bruce Grossberg, Joseph Hennessy, Oded Horodniceanu, Emanuil Kalendarev, Prameet Kumar, Mark Laster, Yaniv Meirov, Shari Rolnick, Herbert Schonhaut, Jean Silva, Robert Silver, and Marsha Silverstein.
Community Board 7 (Flushing, College Point, Whitestone, Bay Terrace, Malba, Beechhurst, Bayside, Queensboro Hill, Willets Point): Charles Apelian, Alfredo Centola, Michael Cheng, Christine Colligan , Nicholas Corrado, Fred Fu, Pablo Hernandez, Jeff Huang, Lawrence Hughes, Eugene Kelty, Esther Lee, Barbara McHugh, Millicent O’Meally, John Park, Paul Rifipo, Warren Schreiber, Kevin Shields, Matthew Silverstein, Peter Sutich, Carlos Talisaysay, John Tsavalos, Clarissa Wong, Dian Yu, and Jie Zhu.
Community Board 8 (Kew Gardens Hills, Utopia, Fresh Meadows, Hillcrest, Briarwood, Jamaica Hills Jamaica Estates, Holliswood, Flushing South): Dilafroz Ahmed, Jagir Singh Bains, Allan Bennett, Carolyn Brown, Susan Cleary, Kenneth Cohen, Maria DeInnocentiis, Allen Eisenstein, Carolann Foley, Kevin Forrestal, Howard Fried, Bhitihara-Martha Fulton, James Gallagher, Joshua Glickman, Marc Haken, Michael Hannibal, Robert Hoyt Block, Fakrul Delwar Islam, Steven Konigsberg, Bright Dae-Jung Limm, Elke Maerz, Jennifer Martin, Dilip Nath, Shlomo Nisanov, Tamara Osherov, Simon Pelman, Frances Peterson, Charlton Rhee, Jesse Rosenbaum, Seymour Schwartz, Harbachan Singh, Esq., Mohammed Tohin, and Rachel Van Arsdale.
Community Board 9 (Richmond Hill, Woodhaven, Kew Gardens, Ozone Park): Inderpaul Ahluwalia, Sherry Algredo, Dolores Baldassare, Julio Batista, Dulal Bhattacharjee, Kamal Bhuiyan, Latchman Budhai, Sandra Datnarain, Richard David, Stephen Esposito, Laraine Fletcher, Joseph Iaboni, Ivan Mrakovcic, Regina Santoro, Jarnail Singh, Mohinder Singh, and Naima Sultana.
Community Board 10 (Ozone Park, South Ozone Park, Howard Beach, South Richmond Hill): Mohamed Amin, Luis Amorium, James Caruso, Anthony Cosentino, Frank Dardani, Anoop Dhanpat, Irene Dimoh, Geoffrey Duldulao, John Fazio, Edna Fraylom, Ryan Graham, Peter Granickas, Romeo Hitlall, Howard Kamph, Pierre Kishun, Phillip Lynch, Jr., Dorothy Mitchell, Fazlurrahman Mohamed, Jose Quijano, Nellie Santiago, Nasiruddin Shuayb, Jody Stahl, Marilyn Vecchio, and Linda Walker.
Community Board 11 (Bayside, Auburndale, Oakland Gardens, Little Neck, Douglaston, East Flushing, Hollis Hills): Sila Asa, Lana Bind, Victor Dadras, Lourdes December, Albert Galatan, Joan Garippa, Barbara Gillespie, Roy Giusetti, Rosemarie Guidice, Laura James, Mohan Jethwani, Stanley Jin, Janet McEneaney, Douglas Montgomery, Allan Palzer, Wendy Pelle-Beer, Stephen Pivawer, Jyothi Sriram, Henry Wang, and Alex Yagudaev.
Community Board 12 (Jamaica, South Jamaica, Hollis, St. Albans, South Ozone Park, Addesleigh Park, Springfield Gardens): Amir Abbady, Maxine Allen, Yasinul Ashraf, Jacqueline Boyce, Kenny Carter, Manuel Caughman, Clifton Stanley Diaz, Barbara Duncan, Mabel Everett, Joan Flowers, Marcia Francis, Thomas Greenaway, Glenn Greenidge, Nurul Haque, Richard Hogan, Derek Irby, Khondokar Tarikul Islam, Audrey Lee Jacobs, Aiysha Jaggassar, Michele Keller, Greg Mays, Edward McKay, Jean Phelps, Rodney Pride, Kamal Saleem, Florence Simmons, Yvette Sledge, Geraldine Taylor-Brown, Toni Totten, Brian White, and Benjamin Wright.
Community Board 13 (Queens Village, Glen Oaks, New Hyde Park, Bellerose, Cambria Heights, Laurelton, Rosedale, Floral Park, Springfield Gardens, Bellaire): Angela Augugliaro, Isa Avery, Corey Bearak, Alain Berrouet, Jacqueline Campbell, Samuel Elliot, Charles Farruggia, Seymour Finkelstein, Lorraine Gittens-Bridges, Robert Glover, Felice Hannah, Vernal Holder, Andy Laine, Kangela Moore, Michael O’Keeffe, Nagassar Ramgarib, Anup Kumar Ramnauth, Peter Richards, Ashok Satkalmi, Mathew Thomas, and Nantasha Williams.
Community Board 14 (The Rockaways, Rockaway Point, Breezy Point, Roxbury, Neponsit, Belle Harbor, Rockaway Park, Seaside, Broad Channel, Hammels, Sommerville, Edgemere, Arverne, Bayswater, Wavecrest, Far Rockaway, Rockaway Beach): Audrey Amsterdam-Handy, Khaleel Anderson, Edward Benson, Louis Caucig, Mordechai Dicker, Ahmad Edwards, Noreen Ellis, Dave Heffernan, Tamera Jacobs, Felicia Johnson, Betty Leon, Annette Lord Cohen, Ife Maijeh, Desiree Maple, Rosalyn Mason, Sonia Moise, Helen Montero, Ellen O’Reilly, Dolores Orr, Harold Paez, Eddy Pastore, Linda Plummer, Daniel Ruscillo, Jr., Christopher Tedesco, Carole Trachtenberg, Jose Velez, and Tyrone Worsley.
All appointees for the 2018-2020 term (regardless of whether they have prior service on a Board) are required to participate in a mandatory Orientation and Training on Thursday, April 26, 2018.
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