Committees, Sub-Committees & Task Forces

Committees, Sub-Committees & Task Forces

Battery Park City Committee

By-Laws Task Force

Executive Committee

Housing Sub-Committee

Health & Human Services Sub-Committee

Land Use, Zoning & Economic Development Committee

Landmarks & Preservation Committee

Licensing & Permits Committee

Personnel Committee

Resiliency Sub-Committee

Quality of Life & Service Delivery Committee

Street Fair Task Force

Waterfront, Parks & Resiliency Committee

Youth & Education Committee

 


 

Battery Park City Committee

  • Tammy Meltzer (C)
  • Justine Cuccia (CC)
  • Mason Boyce
  • Tom Goodkind
  • Kathleen Gupta
  • Eric Gyasi
  • Jeffrey Mihok
  • Judith Weinstock

This committee deals with the unique relationship that exists with the operation of the Battery Park City Authority which is the landlord for thousands of residents in Community Board 1, collecting both ground rent and property taxes. They will focus on those items that arise out of this relationship.

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By-Laws Task Force

Established January 2018

  • Elizabeth Lewinsohn (C)
  • Michael Ketring (CC)
  • Marc Ameruso
  • Jeff Ehrlich
  • Paul Goldstein
  • Patrick Kennell
  • Reggie Thomas
  • Vera Sung
The By-Laws Taskforce presided over updating the Manhattan Community Board 1 By-Laws, adopted by the full board May 2018. This Taskforce may meet to address any By-Laws matters as needed.

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Executive Committee

  • Anthony Notaro, Jr. (C)
  • Paul Hovitz (CC)
  • Roger Byrom
  • Jeff Ehrlich
  • Paul Goldstein
  • Tricia Joyce
  • Patrick M. Kennell
  • Joel Kopel
  • Elizabeth Lewinsohn
  • Tammy Meltzer
  • Patricia L. Moore
The Executive Committee is made up of all the Committee Chairs and elected officers of Community Board 1. The role of this committee is to provide leadership for the board on issues including, but not limited to, budget input, District Needs Statement, and coordination of the standing committees and task forces.

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Housing Sub-Committee

  • Tom Goodkind (C)
  • Erika Benson
  • Mitchell Frohman
  • Diane Lapson
  • Elizabeth Lewinsohn
  • Robert Schneck
As a sub-committee of the Land Use, Zoning & Economic Development Committee, this group is singularly focused on issues of housing and affordability within Community District 1. 

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Health & Human Services Sub-Committee

  • Frances M. Curtis (C)
  • Marc Ameruso
  • Fern Cunningham
  • Mitchell Frohman
  • Patrick M. Kennell
The Health & Human Services Sub-Committee will focus on social services, evaluating and advocating for policies, resources and programs affecting the population of Community District 1. This Sub-Committee will identify those items that Community Board 1 should prioritize to support these groups and strategize based on that. Items may include health services, housing, homeless services, veterans’ services, disability services, mental health, disaster response, etc.

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Land Use, Zoning & Economic Development Committee

  • Patrick M. Kennell (C)
  • Reggie Thomas (CC)
  • Marc Ameruso
  • Anthony Arias
  • Erika Benson
  • Thomas Berton
  • Alice Blank
  • Devin Chu
  • Fern Cunningham
  • Bruce Ehrmann
  • Paul Goldstein
  • Tom Goodkind
  • Elizabeth Goody
  • Michael Ketring
  • Joel Kopel
  • Diane Lapson
  • Joseph Lerner
  • Elizabeth Lewinsohn
  • Colin Mahoney
  • Keith Markel
  • Tammy Meltzer
  • Manuel Romero
  • Laura Starr
  • Calli Tedesco
This committee is responsible for forming recommendations on discretionary actions and applications such as: the use and disposition city-owned property, revocable consent, ULURP (Uniformed Land Use Review Procedure), BSA (Board of Standards and Appeals), Zoning Text and Map Amendments. Community District 1 has the challenge of evolution into an increasingly 24/7, mixed use district, conversion of older buildings, and development of new buildings overlaid on a streetscape that is the oldest in the City. Many items will also impact the economic development of both small business and large enterprises. This Committee will work primarily with the Department of City Planning and the local business improvement district, the Downtown Alliance. 

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Landmarks & Preservation Committee

  • Roger Byrom (C)
  • Bruce Ehrmann (CC)
  • Marc Ameruso
  • Erika Benson
  • Susan Cole
  • Jeff Ehrlich
  • Jason Friedman
  • Eric Gyasi
  • Megan Mchugh
  • Vera Sung
  • Chow Xie
This committee will review all Landmarks Preservation Commission applications related to individual landmarks and buildings within our historic districts. Community District 1 has a deep and rich history; this committee will strategize towards the best ways to preserve that.

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Licensing & Permits Committee

  • Jeff Ehrlich (C)
  • Susan Cole (Acting CC)
  • Marc Ameruso
  • Anthony Arias
  • Roger Byrom
  • Deron Charkoudian
  • Frances M. Curtis
  • Mitchell Frohman
  • Mariama James
  • Joel Kopel
  • Elizabeth Lamere
  • Megan Mchugh
  • Patricia L. Moore
  • Calli Tedesco
  • Chow Xie
This committee will handle all issues and applications related to the State Liquor Authority (SLA), sidewalk cafés, street activity permits, newsstands and street co-namings. Consistency in working with the SLA, while adapting to local needs, will ensure a smoother process, protection of our street life and economic vibrancy.

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Personnel Committee

  • Elizabeth Lewinsohn (C)
  • Susan Cole (CC)
  • Roger Byrom
  • Paul Goldstein
  • Paul Hovitz
  • Joel Kopel
The Personnel Committee supports the board and the Chair by focusing on the smooth operation of the Community Board staff and office. This committee will also interview candidates for Public Membership and advise the Executive Committee on membership attendance issues.

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Resiliency Sub-Committee

  • Alice Blank (C)
  • Justine Cuccia
  • Wendy Chapman
  • Paul Goldstein
  • Elizabeth Lewinsohn
  • Robert Schneck
  • Laura Starr
  • Vera Sung
Being surrounded on three sides by water and having suffered through Superstorm Sandy, Community Board 1 is acutely aware of the threat posed by climate change and increasingly frequent extreme weather events. The Resiliency Sub-Committee will focus on the implementation of a complete coastal resiliency plan, long-term sustainability and environmental protection of our district.

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Quality of Life & Service Delivery Committee

  • Patricia L. Moore (C)
  • Marianna James (CC)
  • Marc Ameruso
  • Thomas Berton
  • Deron Charkoudian
  • Fern Cunningham
  • Frances M. Curtis
  • Mitchell Frohman
  • Kathleen Gupta
  • Tricia Joyce
  • Patrick M. Kennell
  • Michael Ketring
  • Diane Lapson
  • Robert Schneck
  • Reggie Thomas
  • Robert Townley
This committee supports one of our core mandates, service delivery. Items ranging from public safety, sanitation, transportation impact, regulatory compliance, construction impact and systemic liquor license issues will be reviewed by this committee and they may conduct forums as needed.

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Street Fair Task Force

Established January 2018

  • Deron Charkoudian (C)
  • Megan Mchugh
The Street Fair Task Force plays a critical role in organizing this activity which generates supplementary funds for Community Board 1 while minimizing the effect on our community.

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Waterfront, Parks & Resiliency Committee

  • Paul Goldstein(C)
  • Alice Blank (CC)
  • Marc Ameruso
  • Thomas Berton
  • Wendy Chapman
  • Frances M. Curtis
  • Jason Friedman
  • Paul Hovitz
  • Elizabeth Lamere
  • Joseph Lerner
  • Elizabeth Lewinsohn
  • Colin Mahoney
  • Robert Schneck
  • Laura Starr
  • Vera Sung
  • Robert Townley
  • Andrew Zelter
The Waterfront, Open Spaces & Resiliency Committee represents and promotes the interests of our waterfront, parks and other spaces under the jurisdiction of the New York City Department of Parks & Recreation. The committee reviews all plans for restoration of area parks, assists park neighbors in securing funding for work and restorations, raise public awareness of the importance of our parkland. The contiguous waterfront of Community Board 1 as well as Governor’s Island will be the focus of this committee. So much of our parkland, waterfront and open spaces are used for cultural events, this committee will also focus on cultural issues within CB1.

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Youth & Education Committee

  • Tricia Joyce (C)
  • Paul Hovitz (CC)
  • Mason Boyce
  • Wendy Chapman
  • Devin Chu
  • Keith Markel
  • Tammy Meltzer
  • Jeffrey Mihok
  • Manuel Romero
  • Robert Townley
  • Judith Weinstock
  • Andrew Zelter
The Youth & Education Committee will oversee the educational facilities, services and programs that affect young people to the age of 21, working with the Department of Education, Department of Youth and Community Development, the School Construction Authority and community youth facilities and organizations. Where appropriate, the committee will issue recommendations to the relevant governing agencies, elected officials, organizations and host informational forums on particular youth and education issues affecting our district.

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