Mayor Adams Appoints New Members to NYC Districting Commission
Mayor Eric Adams right now introduced seven mayoral appointees to the New York City Districting Commission – together with Joshua Schneps the CEO and writer of Schneps Media — a family-run enterprise — which publishes this publication and amNY together with dozens of native newspapers, magazines, and native web sites in New York City, Long Island, and Westchester.
The fee — comprised of seven members appointed by the mayor and eight members appointed by the City Council — will likely be tasked with redrawing council district boundaries prematurely of the upcoming City Council elections in 2023.
“An independent, impartial redistricting process is critical to a healthy democracy,” stated Mayor Adams. “This impressive array of public servants will serve the city well and truly reflect New York’s growing diversity. I thank them for answering the call to service and working to ‘Get Stuff Done’ for New Yorkers.”
The City Charter requires the City Council and the mayor to nominate an impartial Districting Commission each 10 years, following the decennial census. The course of ensures council districts proceed to replicate inhabitants and demographic adjustments. After the fee is constituted, fee members and their employees will start assembly to evaluate all related legal guidelines, rules, and the latest census information. After a collection of public hearings and conferences, the fee will develop a ultimate plan, which should be submitted to the City Council by the top of the yr.
Other Mayor Adams’ appointees embrace:
Hon. Marilyn D. Go: Marilyn D. Go served as a federal Justice of the Peace decide for the United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York from 1993 to 2019. She beforehand labored as an assistant U.S. legal professional within the Civil Division of the Eastern District of New York from 1978 to 1982. She then joined the legislation agency Baden Kramer Huffman Brodsky & Go, the place she grew to become a accomplice in 1984. Go started her profession as a clerk for Court of Common Pleas Judge William Marutani.
Maria Mateo, Esq.: Maria Mateo, Esq. is a solo practitioner based mostly in Queens, New York. She based her agency in 2011. Previously, Mateo labored on the Immigration Tenant Advocacy Project in 2010 and Sanctuary for Families in 2009. Before that, she labored within the Department of Domestic Violence on the Queens District Attorney’s Office. Prior, Mateo labored for the Presidency of the Dominican Republic as a bilingual legal professional. She belongs to a number of organizations, together with the Latino Lawyers Association.
Lisa Sorin: Lisa Sorin serves as president of the New Bronx Chamber of Commerce. Previously, Sorkin was govt director of the Westchester Square District Management Association. Prior to that, she was head of LAS Consulting Services, Inc. Sorkin holds a B.A. and an M.S. in Business Leadership from Concordia College.
Msgr. Kevin Sullivan: Monsignor Kevin Sullivan is govt director of Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of New York. He beforehand served as chair of the 9/11 United Services Group, co-founded the Washington Heights-Inwood Coalition and the Northern Manhattan Improvement Corporation, and served as co-chair of the Partnership for the homeless. Before that, Monsignor Sullivan was a parish priest at St. Elizabeth’s Church.
Dennis M. Walcott: Dennis M. Walcott has served as president and CEO of Queens Public Library since 2016. Prior to that, Walcott served because the state-appointed monitor of the East Ramapo School District. In 2014, he was named an Honorary Distinguished Fellow on the University of the West Indies and he has been an adjunct professor at Fordham University’s graduate program, The Fordham Center for Nonprofit Leaders. Walcott beforehand served as chancellor of the New York City Department of Education. Prior to his appointment as chancellor, he served as deputy mayor for training and group improvement.
Kai-Ki Wong: Kai-Ki Wong is a profession civil servant who, most lately, served as assistant chief plan examiner on the New York City Department of Buildings (DOB). Before that, he was a plan examiner for DOB. He holds a B.A. and an M.A. in Architecture from Ecole Speciale d’Architecture.