Community Board 2 has a paid district office staff of three. The district manager, a position established in Section 2800(f) of the New York City Charter, is Robert Perris. Rob is a landscape architect by training but has worked primarily as a planner. He was the lead author of the Williamsburg Waterfront 197-a Plan, written for Brooklyn Community Board 1 and approved by the New York City Council in 2001. From November 1999 to December 2003, Rob was the parks and open space planner and analyst for borough presidents Howard Golden and Marty Markowitz.
At its January 2008 monthly general meeting, Community Board 2 celebrated the 30 years of service provided to the board and district by Carmen Salamo. Pictured here are Council Members Letitia James and David Yassky presenting a citation to Carmen, who is accompanied by her grandson Christopher. Carmen also received citations from Borough President Marty Markowitz, State Senator Velmanette Montgomery and Assembly Member Joan Millman.
Carol-Ann Church has called Brooklyn home for more than 16 years. She received her baccalaureate from CUNY and a graduate degree from the University of Texas at Austin. Carol-Ann's professional life has always focused on assisting others with access to community resources, working in education and the non-profit sector before joining the community board office staff. Carol-Ann's primary responsibility is resolving constituent service requests.
During the 2009-2010 academic year, Galin Brooks revised the community board's statement of district needs. Galin received her Master of Urban Planning from NYU's Robert F. Wagner School of Public Service in May 2010. Community Board 2 is grateful to Manhattan Borough President Scott Stringer and the Mayor's Community Assistance Unit for funding the planning fellowship.
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