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Hunters Point Parks Conservancy To Expand Board At Annual Meeting

Photo: Mark Christie

Photo: Mark Christie

Feb. 26, 2016 By Jackie Strawbridge

The Hunters Point Parks Conservancy will host a meeting on Monday to vote in new board members and look ahead to 2016 programming.

Though the HPPC hosts monthly meetings throughout the year, it is referring to this gathering as its “Annual Meeting.” It will take place at 7 p.m. at the Irish Center, 10-40 Jackson Ave.

HPPC President Rob Basch said that the existing four-person board will grow to include three new members. Candidates Lilian Chen, Ann Margaret O’Connor and Patrick Thompson are expected to be voted in at Monday’s meetings.

The expanded board “will help get more people involved and allow more voices [into] our group,” Basch said.

The HPPC will also “tease” some of the organization’s programming plans for 2016 at Monday’s meeting, Basch said.

Coffeed CEO Frank Raffaele will be a featured speaker, presenting “some of the exciting new developments for LIC Landing” this season as well as Coffeed’s mission statement and community engagement efforts.

Basch encouraged any residents with an interest in Long Island City’s waterfront parks to stop by the Annual Meeting.

“It’s open for anyone who wants to have a voice in the community,” Basch said. “We’re always looking for people’s opinions – let us know what you want to see in your park for the summer.”

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Great news! thanks for the time, efforts, job creation, community good and mindful-green approach to revive LIC! Passion, planning, hard work, perseverance and….belief = success!!!


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