Community Board No. 2, Manhattan, New York City




Committees & Task Forces

 

Community Board 2 has standing committees as well as working groups. The calendar page shows the dates, locations and agendas of monthly meetings.  Input is regularly sought and encouraged at committee hearings and the full board's monthly meetings.  On complex issues, the board chair may assign an issue to more than one committee.

Most committees take off the month of August. Each committee reviews all requirements, facts, testimony and supporting documentation, and summarizes them in a resolution that is then presented for final approval at the monthly full board meeting. The final resolution becomes an official advisory document that is then provided to the appropriate agency or agencies.

Standing committees may be composed of board and public members.  Board members are appointed by the Manhattan Borough President, half of whom are recommended by local City Council members. Public members are appointed by the board chair upon application. The names and titles of the committee members are listed below.

 

STANDING COMMITTEE ASSIGNMENTS:

EXECUTIVE
Carter Booth, Chair                                          Anita Brandt/Frederica Sigel, Land Use
Daniel Miller, 1st Vice Chair                               Rich Caccappolo, Parks & Waterfront
Susan Kent, 2nd Vice Chair                               Joseph Gallagher, Quality of Life
Antony Wong, Treasurer                                   Jeannine Kiely, Schools & Edu.
Keen Berger, Secretary                                     Robin Rothstein, Arts & Institutions
Erik Coler, Asst. Sec.                                         Shirley Secunda, Traffic
Susanna Aaron, Social Services                        Chenault Spence, Landmarks
Robert Ely/Cormac Flynn, SLA                         
                                                                        

ARTS AND INSTITUTIONS
Board Members                                          Public Members
Robin Rothstein, Chair                                  Kristin Marting    
Coral Dawson                                              Jonathan Slaff          
Susan Gammie
Nicholas Gottlieb
Patricia Laraia
Rocio Sanz
Scott Sartiano
Georgia Silvera Seamans
ECONOMIC DEV. & SMALL BUSINESS
Board Members                                             Public Members
Daniel Miller, Chair                                            Alison Greenberg
Bo Riccobono, Vice Chair
Erik Coler
Valerie De La Rosa
David Gruber
Maud Maron
Scott Sartiano
Frederica Sigel
LAND USE & HOUSING
Board Members                                           Public Members
Anita Brandt, Co-Chair                                   John Paul DeVerna
Frederica Sigel, Co-Chair                                Anthony Mera 
Katy Bordonaro                                              Sean Sweeney     
Doris Diether
Kathleen Faccini
David Gruber
Daonna Raftery
Sandy Russo
Susan Wittenberg
LANDMARKS & PUBLIC AESTHETICS
Board Members                                            Public Members
Chenault Spence, Chair                                   Albert Bennett
Susan Gammie, Vice Chair                               Janet Todd Hayes
Anita Brandt                                                     Mostafa Osman
Valerie De La Rosa
Doris Diether
Jonathan Geballe
Brian Pape
Bo Riccobono
Sandy Russo
LIQUOR LICENSING 1
Board Members                                            Public Members
Robert Ely, Co-Chair
Cormac Flynn, Co-Chair
Erik Coler
Tom Connor
Donna Raftery
Lois Rakoff
Shirley Smith
Susan Wittenberg
Antony Wong
LIQUOR LICENSE 2
Board Members                                             Public Members
Cormac Flynn, Co-Chair
Robert Ely, Co-Chair
Katy Bordonaro
Kathleen Faccini
Susan Kent
Robin Rothstein
Kristin Shea
Shirley Smith
PARKS & WATERFRONT
Board Members                                             Public Members
Rich Caccappolo, Chair                                     Nancy Brous
Susanna Aaron, Vice-Chair                               Elizabeth Gilmore
Coral Dawson                                                  Sharon Woolums
Jonathan Geballe                                            
Jeannine Kiely                                                 
Shirley Secunda
Kristin Shea
Georgia Silvera Seamans
Susan Wittenberg
QUALITY OF LIFE
Board Members                                           Public Members
Joseph Gallagher, Chair                                 Linda Aizer
Ritu Chattree                                                 Ann Arlen
Susan Kent                                                    Karen Eckhoff
Ryder Kessler                                                Ellen Peterson-Lewis
Janet Liff                                                       Rhea Sohne
Ed Ma                                                                                
Brian Pape 
Rocio Sanz
Cathy Sullivan                                                   
SCHOOLS & EDUCATION
Board Members                                             Public Members
Jeannine Kiely, Chair                                         Barbara Glassman
Patricia Laraia, Vice-Chair                                  Michael Markowitz
Keen Berger                                                   
Amy Brenna
Rich Caccappolo
Maud Maron


SOCIAL SERVICES COMMITTEE
Board Members                                             Public Members
Susanna Aaron, Chair                                      Jessica Aaron       
Keen Berger                                                    Chris Leonard       
Amy Brenna                                                     Rachel Yarmolinsky    
Tom Connor                             
Ryder Kessler
Cathy Sullivan
Adam Zeldin

TRAFFIC & TRANSPORTATION
Board Members                                              Public Members
Shirley Secunda, Chair                                       Joseph Flahaven
Ritu Chattree, Vice Chair                                    George Haikalis
Joseph Gallagher                                               
Janet Liff
Edward Ma
Daniel Miller
Lois Rakoff
Antony Wong
Adam Zeldin
ELIZABETH STREET GARDEN WORKING GROUP
Board Members                                              Public Members
David Gruber, Chair
Rich Caccappolo
Georgia Silvera Seamans
Susan Wittenberg
550 WASHINGTON ST. WORKING GROUP
Board Members                                            Public Members
Katy Bordonaro
Anita Brandt
Rich Caccappolo
David Gruber
Daniel Miller
Shirley Secunda
FUTURE OF PIER 40 WORKING GROUP
Board Members                                            Public Members
Katy Bordonaro
Anita Brandt
Rich Caccapolo
Robert Ely
Daniel Miller
BOARD COMMITTEE ASSIGNMENTS:
FINANCE
Antony Wong, Chair
Keen Berger
Susan Kent


PERSONNEL
Carter Booth, Chair
Keen Berger
Erik Coler
Susan Kent
Daniel Miller
Antony Wong

SPECIAL APPOINTMENTS:

BELLEVUE COMMUNITY ADVISORY BOARD
Lois Rakoff
CHINATOWN BID
Antony Wong

HRPT ADVISORY COUNCIL
Daniel Miller
HUDSON SQUARE BID

MEATPACKING BID
Frederica Sigel
NOHO BID
Carter Booth

SOHO BROADWAY BID
Susan Wittenberg

UNION SQUARE BID
Susan Kent
VILLAGE ALLIANCE BID
Shirley Secunda

WASHINGTON SQUARE PARK CONSERVANCY
Kristin Shea
STONEWALL NATIONAL MONUMENT
Susanna Aaron


















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