Committees, Sub-Committees & Task Forces

Committees, Sub-Committees & Task Forces

Battery Park City Committee

Environmental Protection Committee

Executive Committee

Health & Human Services Sub-Committee

Land Use, Zoning & Economic Development Committee

Landmarks & Preservation Committee

Licensing & Permits Committee

Personnel Committee

Quality of Life & Service Delivery Committee

Street Fair Task Force

Transportation & Street Activity Committee

Waterfront, Parks & Cultural Committee

Youth & Education Committee

 


 

Battery Park City Committee

  • Justine Cuccia (C)
  • Kathleen Gupta (CC)
  • Sarah Cassell
  • Jeff Galloway
  • Eric Gyasi
  • Betty Kay
  • Jeffrey Mihok
  • Robert Schneck
  • 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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Environmental Protection Committee

  • Alice Blank (C)
  • Wendy Chapman (CC)
  • Jeff Galloway
  • Megan Brown-Kennedy
  • Thomas Berton
  • Michael Francoeur
  • Colin Mahoney
  • 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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Executive Committee

  • Tammy Meltzer(C)
  • Alice Blank (CC)
  • Susan Cole
  • Justine Cuccia
  • Bruce Ehrmann
  • Paul Goldstein
  • Mariama James
  • Tricia Joyce
  • Betty Kay
  • Patrick M. Kennell
  • Elizabeth Lewinsohn
  • Colin Mahoney 
  • Patricia L. Moore
  • Brittney Wade

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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Health & Human Services Sub-Committee

  • Frances M. Curtis (C)
  • Marc Ameruso
  • Fern Cunningham
  • 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)
  • Fern Cummingham (CC)
  • Megan Brown-Kennedy
  • Alice Blank
  • Vicky Cameron
  • Rosa Chang
  • Jason Friedman
  • Paul Goldstein
  • Michael Ketring
  • Joel Kopel
  • William Koulmentas
  • Joseph Lerner
  • Colin Mahoney
  • Laura Starr
  • Brittney Wade
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

  • Bruce Ehrmann(C)
  • Jason Friedman (CC)
  • Marc Ameruso
  • Vicky Cameron
  • Susan Cole
  • Eric Gyasi
  • Elizabeth Lamere
  • 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

  • Susan Cole (C)
  • Marc Ameruso (CC)
  • Megan McHugh (CC)
  • Deron Charkoudian
  • Frances M. Curtis
  • Michael Francoeur
  • Mitchell Frohman
  • Mariama James
  • Joel Kopel
  • William Koulmentas
  • 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)
  • (CC)
  • Megan Brown-Kennedy
  • Susan Cole
  • Michael Francoeur
  • Jeff Galloway
  • Paul Goldstein
  • Mariama James
  • Joel Kopel
  • Vera Sung

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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Quality of Life & Service Delivery Committee

  • Patricia L. Moore (C)
  • Marianna James (CC)
  • Marc Ameruso
  • Thomas Berton
  • Fern Cunningham
  • Justine Cuccia
  • Frances M. Curtis
  • Mimi Flynn
  • Mitchell Frohman
  • Betty Kay
  • Michael Ketring
  • Robert Schneck

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

Effective until January 2021

  • Deron Charkoudian (C)
  • Marc Ameruso
  • Susan Cole
  • Joel Kopel
  • Megan Mchugh
  • Patricia L. Moore

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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Transportation & Street Activity Committee

  • Betty Kay (C)
  • Michael Francoeur
  • Marc Ameruso
  • Devin Chu
  • Mimi Flynn
  • Mitchell Frohman
  • Tricia Joyce
  • Elizabeth Lewinsohn
  • Patrick Kennell
  • Taylen Mongiovi
  • Anthony Notaro
  • Calli Tedesco
  • Bittney Wade

The streets of CD1 are unique and historic, reflecting the origin of our city. Yet they must service an ever-expanding and increasingly mixed-use population including residents, workers, businesses, tourists and students. The Transportation & Street Activity Committee addresses every aspect of the district's transportation needs, including infrastructure, streets, sidewalks, pedestrian ramps, traffic signals, traffic patterns, street usage, parking, signage, bus and subway service, ferries, and all types of mobility uses including automobiles, trucks, bicycles, scooters, skates, wheelchairs, strollers, as well as pedestrians. The committee works closely with the Department of Transportation, the Metropolitan Transportation Authority, and other agencies, with an eye toward making the streets, sidewalks, and transit facilities of lower Manhattan the best they can be. It will also cover all applications for street activity permits (not related to liquor licenses) for cafes or events.

For more information please visit transportation.mcb1.nyc, which will take you to an external site containing the monthly meeting agenda and available content.

 

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Waterfront, Parks & Cultural Committee

  • Paul Goldstein(C)
  • Andrew Zelter (CC)
  • Marc Ameruso
  • Alice Blank
  • Rosa Chang
  • Wendy Chapman
  • Kathleen Gupta 
  • Elizabeth Lamere
  • Joseph Lerner
  • Colin Mahoney
  • Anthony Notaro
  • Dennis Mihalsky
  • Robert Townley

The Waterfront, Parks & Cultural 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)
  • Jeffrey Mihok (CC)
  • Sarah Cassell
  • Wendy Chapman
  • Deron Charkoudian
  • Devin Chu
  • Dennis Mihalsky
  • Taylen Mongiovi
  • Reggie Thomas
  • 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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