Queens Borough President Helen Marshall recently welcomed 56 new members of the borough’s 14 community boards to a training session where they were told about decisions they will face related to land use, planning, development and the constraints of the city’s $47-billion budget.
“Community boards are the eyes and ears of government in the community,” said Marshall, who served on her local Community Board 3 for 15 years.
The new members will join reappointed members at a swearing-in ceremony on Wednesday, June 16th at 6 p.m. at the New York Hall of Science in Flushing Meadows Park.
The new board members are:
Community Board 1: Rose Anne Alafogiannis.
Community Board 2: Michael Armstrong, Anne Hart, Benjamin Adams, Jeffrey Bufano, Paul Kelly, Kathleen Peri, Regina Shanley, Wilton Sekzer and Reverend Mitchell Taylor.
Community Board 3: Edward Kiernan, Luis Gomez, Marta Lebreton, Cristina Borrero, Jorge Zamora, Blanca Fonseca, Mayo Peralta, Jose Bernal and Annette Hicks Gill.
Community Board 4: Yoselin Genao, Luis Enrique Lugo, Dr. Robert Rodriguez, Amyancys Gonzalez, Kenneth Nugai, John Diacou and Sheikh Javed.
Community Board 5: Lydia Martinez, Diran Avedissian, Manuel Caruana, David Crimmins, Ramadan Ibric, Roseann Rosado and Susan Simonetti.
Community Board 6: Gregory Carlson, John Dereszewski, Alyssa Pollack and Thomas Winberry.
Community Board 7: Eugene Brennan, Fred Fu and Chanwoo Lee.
Community Board 8: Mark Haken.
Community Board 9: Jan Fenster, Justin Georges and Eric Ulrich.
Community Board 10: no new appointees.
Community Board 11: Ocelia Claro, Cheryl Fruchter, Eileen Kenny and John LaPerna.
Community Board 12: Tonya Beckham and John Tilley.
Community Board 13: Jamie Williams, Deborah Hardwick-Beaver, Elizabeth Bishop-Goldsmith and Edward Harap.
Community Board 14: Jose Velez and Rachel Williams.