Meet the Gardens Rising Steering Committee
You are invited to the first public meeting of the Steering Committee!
Sunday, March 13 at 4pm
6th St Community Center
638 E.6th St between Aves B & C
Gardens Rising has an excellent Steering Committee in place!
The selection process has just been completed.
We are very grateful to this very talented group of people who have volunteered their time and energies to help improve our community.
Welcome new members of The Steering Committee:
Tessa Huxley, former Director of Battery Park City Parks Conservancy
Brigid Keating, Senior Project Manager of NYC Economic Development Corp
Jack Linn, long-serving Assistant Commissioner of the NYC Dept of Parks and Recreation
Ilan Kutok, Director of Green Infrastructure NYC Dept. of Parks and Recreation
Carlos Martinez, Assistant Director, NYC GreenThumb (non voting member)
They join the five elected Steering Committee gardeners:
Sarah Zaborowski, representing the Great North Group, which are the twelve gardens on 11th, 12th and 13th Sts.
Shawn Dahl, representing the El Pueblo Group, which are the eight gardens on 7th, 8th and 9th Sts,
Carmine D'Intino, representing the Middle Earth Group, which are the nine gardens on 4th, 5th and 6th Sts.
Herman Hewitt, representing the Mundo Verde Group, which are the eight gardens on 2nd and 3rd Sts.
Kristin Ellington, representing the Southland Group, which are the ten gardens below Houston St and west of First Avenue.
In addition Steering Committee alternates are:
Shig Matsukawa, of the Great North Group
Ross Martin, of the El Pueblo Group
Ayo Harrington, of the Middle Earth Group
Rev. Laura Cotrich, of the Mundo Verde Group
Wendy Brawer, of the Southland Group
The Steering Committee consists of nine members elected and selected from the greening community and one non-voting member from GreenThumb.The Steering Committee is responsible for adopting a Master Plan for the construction of storm water abatement measures in our community gardens.
Please come and meet the Steering committee and have your voice heard. Gardens Rising is a very public process. Your input is essential to the success of this project.