QUEENS, NY – Borough President Melinda Katz today announced the appointments of 354 individuals to serve two-year terms on their respective Community Boards. 77 of the 354 appointees 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 appointees announced today began their two-year Community Board terms on April 1, 2017.
“Service on our Community Boards is a substantial commitment, which I expect all appointees to fulfill to their utmost,” said Borough President KATZ. “The appointees announced today have demonstrated their ability and commitment to serving Queens families and the betterment of our neighborhoods. To all Community Board members – both past and present – the Borough and the City thank you for your service.”
In addition, Borough President Katz has 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 two-year term.
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 2017 are as follows:
Community Board 1 (Astoria, Old Astoria, Long Island City, Queensbridge, Ditmars, Ravenswood, Steinway, Garden Bay, Woodside): George Alexiou, Loren Amor, Avninder Aujla, Edward Babor, Ann Bruno, Giselle Aida Burgess, Jean Marie D’Alleva, Joanna D’Elia, Antonella DiSaverio, Katie Ellman, Dean Feratovic, Helen Ho, Pauline Jannelli, Vanessa Jones Hall, George Kalergios, John Katsanos, Melanie LaRocca, Frances Luhmann McDonald, Prabir Mitra, Stella Nicolaou, Norma Nieves-Blas, Robert Piazza, Joseph Risi, Manuel Salce, Rodolfo Sarchese, Dominic Stiller, Andre Stith, Danielle Tharrington.
Community Board 2 (Maspeth, Sunnyside, Woodside, Long Island City): Theresa Mona Adams, Czarinna Andres, Diane Ballek, Bessie Cassaro, Claudia Chan, Jewell Chowdhury, Sally Frank, William Garrett, Richard Gundlach, Benjamin Guttmann, Khalil Hymore Quasha, Badrun Khan, Donald McCallian, Dorothy Morehead, Patrick Murray, Patrick O’Brien, Elliot Park, Lakshmi Reddy, Jeremy Rosenberg, Moitri Chowdhury Savard, Carol Terrano, Mary Torres, Anthony Tudela.
Community Board 3 (Jackson Heights, North Corona, East Elmhurst): Elba Buendia, Shiv Dass, Renetta English, Patricia Glunt, Peter Herron, Larinda Hooks, Joyce Hucless Julian, Edward Kiernan, Carlos Andres Lopez, Martin Maier, Caridad Mak, Lisa Mesulam, Veronica Ng, Laverne Nimmons, Nuala O’Doherty, Philip Papas, Esteban Peralta, Fausto Rodriguez, Lobsang Salaka, Agha Saleh, Frank Taylor, Arthur Teiler, Marlene Tapper, Alice Pat Thorpe, Hamlett Wallace, Edwin Westley, Camilo Zamora.
Community Board 4 (Elmhurst, Corona, Corona Heights): Paula Braun, Giancarlo Castano-Jimenez, Lucy Cerezo-Scully, Debra Clayton, Lynda Coral, Judith D’Andrea, Maria Giampino, James Lisa, Salvatore Lombardo, Rovenia McGowan, Edgar Moya, Ruby Muhammad, Sandra Munoz, Georgina Oliver, Aliro Orduna, Ashley Reed, Neil Roman, Cristian Romero, Clara Salas, Gigi Salvador, A. Redd Sevilla, Malikah Shabazz, Gregory Spock, Vivian Tseng, Minwen Yang.
Community Board 5 (Ridgewood, Maspeth, Glendale, Middle Village, South Elmhurst): Vincent Arcuri, Tobias Bloch, Walter Clayton, Peter Comber, Deborah Cox, Brian Dooley, Jerome Drake, Sarah Feldman, Steven Fiedler, Mohan Gyawali-Chhetri, Robert Holden, Paul Kerzner, John Killcommons, Kathleen Knight, Maryann Lattanzio, Edward Lettau, Michael LoCascio, Katherine Masi, Donald Robert Passantino, Theodore Renz, Lee Rottenberg, Walter Sanchez, David Sands, Carmen Santana, Connie Santos, Lorraine Sciulli, Christopher Carl Sperrazza, Catherine Sumsky, Barbara Toscano, Patrick Trinchese, Maryanna Zero.
Community Board 6 (Forest Hills, Rego Park): Naomi Altman, Peter Beadle, Miriam Berfas, Harris Bulow, Heidi Chain, Sheridan Chu, Joann Ciorciari, Christopher Collett, Andrew Feigenson, Gloria Ferreras, Steven Goldberg, Myrna Jacobson, Joyce Kevelson, Soumaly King, Norman Leibowitz, James Makin, Nick Martinez, Jack Medina, Renee Mehrra, Edward Murray, Rafael Nektalov, Karl Neumann, Elizabeth Newton, Hersh Parekh, David Schneier, Joyce Singerman, Barbara Stuchinski, Susan Mae Wanderman, Brent Weitzberg, Alexa Weitzman, Joan Weston, Edwin Wong.
Community Board 7 (Flushing, College Point, Whitestone, Bay Terrace, Malba, Beechhurst, Bayside, Queensboro Hill, Willets Point): Tyler Cassell, James Cervino, Chin-Hsiang Chiang, John Choe, Kim Cody, Arlene Fleishman, Richard Forman, Vincent Gianelli, Phil Konigsberg, Peter Kwiath, Li Mei Li, Frank Macchio, Richard McEachern, Selma Moses, Kim O’hanian, Terrence Park, Vana Partridge, Kris Ram, Belal Salim, Marc Schiffman, Harpreet Singh, Joshua Sussman, Joseph Sweeney, Alison Tan, Peter Tu, Linna Yu.
Community Board 8 (Kew Gardens Hills, Utopia, Fresh Meadows, Hillcrest, Briarwood, Jamaica Hills Jamaica Estates, Holliswood, Flushing South): Edward Chung, Monica Corbertt, Florence Fisher, John Gebhard, Robert Harris, Tamara Hirsch, Paul Lazauskas, Mark Lefkof, Meshulam Lisker, Mary Maggio Fischer, Frank Magri, Steven Sadofsky, Douglas Sherman, Penny Maureen Stern, Martha Taylor, Jacob Weinberg, Stanley Weinblatt, Albert Willin.
Community Board 9 (Richmond Hill, Woodhaven, Kew Gardens, Ozone Park): Faiuze Ali, Zoila Bofill, John Carter, James Coccovillo, Nick Comaianni, Andrea Crawford, Joan DeCamp, Jan Fenster, Linda Fogal, Daniel Grieve, Sylvia Hack, Sherman Kane, Marian Molina, Kevin O’Leary, Daniel Pollack, Oudershram “Raj” Rampershad, Cristal Rivera, Mohamed Safie, Maharani Singh, Raghbir Singh, Matthew Singh, Jagir Singh, J. Richard Smith, Maria Thomson, Marie Turley, Naidoo Veerapen, Seth Welins, Kenichi Wilson.
Community Board 10 (Ozone Park, South Ozone Park, Howard Beach, South Richmond Hill): Angela Antonino, Joann Ariola, Pamela Baumann, Anthony Bellantoni, Elizabeth Braton, John Calcagnile, Rosemary Ciulla-Frisone, Anthony Gellineau, Elaine Holland, Carmela Malizia, Ruben Martinez, Silvestro Pace, Bhola Ramsundar, Katherine Randall, George Russo, Mohammad Salim, Dip Sukram-Singh, Isabel Van Putten.
Community Board 11 (Bayside, Auburndale, Oakland Gardens, Little Neck, Douglaston, East Flushing, Hollis Hills): Edith Basom, Michael Budabin McQuown, Susan Cerezo, Justin Chew, Ocelia Claro, Paul DiBenedetto, Mary Donahue, Henry Euler, Mario Ferazzoli, Sonya Fierro-Gladwin, Elias Fillas, Jack Fried, Bernard Haber, Christine Haider, George Karahalis, John Kelly IV, Linda Lee, William Liao, Robert Liatto, George Mihaltses, Eileen Miller, Christina Scherer, Joseph Sollano, Benjamin Turner.
Community Board 12 (Jamaica, South Jamaica, Hollis, St. Albans, South Ozone Park, Addisleigh Park, Springfield Gardens): Adrienne Adams, Melvin Artis, Nigel Barker, Brittany Chambers, Rene Cheatham- Hill, D. Alexandra Dyer, Danny Englander, Nadi Ghaness, Dora Griszell, Ian Harris, Celeste James, Clementine James, Bilal Karriem, Michelle Kirkland, Calvin Lloyd Hewitt, Tunisia Morrison, Maurice Muir, Kemar Newman, Luc El-Art Severe, Carlene Thorbes McGee.
Community Board 13 (Queens Village, Glen Oaks, New Hyde Park, Bellerose, Cambria Heights, Laurelton, Rosedale, Floral Park, Springfield Gardens, Bellaire): Bryan Block, Verdell Boncoeur, Kyle Bragg, Mizanur Choudhury, Barbara Clements, Tanya Cruz, Delroy Dawkins, Bess Debetham, James Delaney, Richard Hellenbrecht, Fay Hill, Violet Huie, Mohamood Ishmael, Franck Joseph, Rhonda Kontner, Antony Kuncheria, Jonathan Logan, Curlene Nelson, Marcia O’Brien, Tameka Pierre-Louis, Celeste Powers, Steven Taylor, Sanu Thomas, Lourdes Villanueva Hartrick, Pritpal Walia, Clive Williams, Jackie Wilson, Gerald Wind.
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): Shalom Becker, Courtney Brown, Glenn Collins, Stephen Cooper, John Cori, Gerald David, Temima Feldman, Patricia Gillespie, Martin Ingram, Joel Kaplan, Denise Lopresti Neibel, John McCambridge, Aldean Moore, Daniel Mundy, Isaac Parsee, Eugene Pasternak, Harvey Rudnick, Sender Schwartz, Eli Shapiro, Manuel Silva, Karen Sloan Payne, Thomas Tobin, Michael Tubridy, Rachel Williams, Edwin Williams.
All appointees for the 2017-2019 term (regardless of whether they have prior service on a Board) are required to participate in a mandatory Orientation and Training on Wednesday, April 26, 2017 at 5:30 PM at Queens Borough Hall.
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