Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Community Board 6 Celebrates The Holidays

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Monday night at Bahche on 7th Street in Gowanus
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CB6 staff members  Craig Hammerman with Sarah Phillips, Helena Miskel,
Liza Santiago-Sierra, Leroy Branch
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David Mazzuca, Community Boar 6 Manager Craig Hammerman, Glenn Kelly and Suzanne TuretIMG_2375
New CB6 treasurer Jerry Armer with Tom Miskel
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New CB6 Chair Gary Riley with new First Vice-Chair Sayar Lonial
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Bob Levine with Anthony Vigilante
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Ariel Krasnow with CB6 Chair Daniel Kummer
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Rick Luftglass and Ben Solotaire
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Josh Levin of Comptroller Scott Stringer's office with Sarah Phillips
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Tyler Maganzini and Regina Myers
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Democratic District Leader Paige Bellenbaum and Bob Levine
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New CB6 Chair Gary Riley
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Tamar Smith, Assemblywoman Joan Millman with CB6 Chair Daniel Kummer
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Council member Stephen Levin
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Councilman Brad Lander presenting a Proclamation to CB6 Chair Daniel Kumer
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Council Member Brad Lander, Assemblywoman-Elect Jo Ann Simon, outgoing CB6 Chair Daniel Kummer, Council Member Stephen Levin, 
Assemblywoman Joan Millman and Assemblyman Jim Brennan.

Community Board 6, which represents  Carroll Gardens, Park Slope, Cobble Hill, Red Hook, Gowanus and the Columbia Street District, gathered this past Monday night at Bahche on 7th Street for its annual holiday party.
In addition to celebrating the season, CB6 members were able to thank out-going Chair Daniel Kummer for his four years of service.  Kummer received well earned accolades from his fellow board members.  Council Member Brad Lander, Assemblywoman-Elect Jo Ann Simon, Council Member Stephen Levin, Assemblywoman Joan Millman and Assemblyman Jim Brennan presented him with several proclamations.

Community Board 6 members just voted in Gary Reilly as the new chair earlier this month.  It is the first time in about 30 years that a resident from Carroll Gardens will lead the Board.

The holiday party was also a fundraiser for Friends Of Community Board 6, a non-profit organization established to support our community Board by providing resources to improve the quality of life in the community.  Local merchants donated some great prizes that were raffled off.

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7 comments:

Anonymous said...

That's a lot of white people!

Anonymous said...

So I've always wondered: how many of these people have jobs? Not working part-time from home, or having a job on some local government branch of elected officials payroll, but honest to goodness, 9-5 or 7 or 9, jobs? I would venture to say less than half.

Anonymous said...

@ anon 1:46 - here here!!!

The "community" board is not representative of the community, but rather a small segment of car driving retirees and independently wealthy (mostly through the good fortune of buying here at the right time) yentas.

Term limits now!

Mike Curatore said...

I guess trolls don't get invited to holiday parties so they just go around flaming those who do. The Community Board is not self appointing so if you have a problem with its composition take it up with the Borough President and Council Members. For goodness sake, these were holiday party photos. And as for term limits, those same appointing officials already have the power to not reappoint members. If someone is still capable, interested and willing to volunteer to serve their community why would you impose a limit on that? To provide cover when the officials don't have the courage to not reappoint? Who gets hurt then? The community, that's who!

Anonymous said...

Let's not forget the great Marty Markowitz purge when he didn't reappoint dedicated members who voted against the Atlantic Yards.

It would be nice to have some new energy on the board. Some of those people have been on the board for decades. I'm not sure why we need community boards at all.

Katia said...

Believe me, I am sure that most politicians would love nothing more than to get rid of our community boards altogether.
However, boards are the only place where our elected officials need to listen and confer with the community.
We always get reminded that the role of the board is strictly advisory, but some community boards have truly advocated and taken more power.

If more local residents applied, got involved and actually attended the meetings, Community Board 6 could really be a game changer in regards to neighborhood issues.

Janine Guerrero said...

What a 'diverse' group of representatives!

I say that only because commenter one said EXACTLY what I was thinking..

Pathetic, really, that that's the type of outreach-- or lack thereof-- which has developed over the years.