Manhattan Borough President Gale Brewer last week announced this year’s appointees to local community boards. Here are the nine new members of Community Board 3, which covers the Lower East Side, East Village and Chinatown:
–Robert Magliaro: School administrator and co-founder of The Urban Assembly School for Emergency Management. [Brewer]
–Jonathan Chu: Real estate developer, restaurant owner; Chu’s family recently opened Hotel 50 Bowery in Chinatown. He also owns the restaurants Nickel & Diner and Chikarashi. During the past year, Chu has served as a public member of CB3’s liquor licensing committee. [Brewer]
–Mei Lum: Owner of Mott Street’s Wing on Wo & Co, the oldest continuously run business in Chinatown. [Brewer]
–Lee Berman: East River Cooperative Board member, State Committee member. Berman is currently running to unseat the current male district leader in the 65th Assembly District, Part A. [Chin]
–Marnie Ann Joyce: Operations Manager of the Atlantic Theater Company.
–Clint Smeltzer: Project Assistant at the Paratus Group. Smeltzer previously served as a public member of CB3’s liquor licensing committee. [Mendez]
–Ryan Gilliam: Executive/Artistic Director of Downtown Art on East Fourth Street. [Mendez]
–Dean Diongson: Director of Information Technology, Royce & Associates, resident of Grand Street cooperatives. [Mendez]
–Luis Lopez: Former corporate middle manager; retired; resident of East 13th Street. [Mendez]
One member of Community Board 3, Anne Johnson, was not reappointed. She was out of town this past weekend, but we hope to speak with her sometime this week. Borough President Brewer’s press office did not respond to a request for information about Johnson’s status.
In a press release, Brewer indicated there was a 31% increase in applications this year for Manhattan’s 12 boards. Community board members are appointed to staggered two-year terms, with half selected by the Borough President and half nominated by City Council members. Next to the name of each appointee, we have noted whether they were appointed by Brewer, Council member Margaret Chin or Council member Rosie Mendez.
Here’s the complete list of appointees.