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. Alternate representative: Shig Matsukawa.
Shawn Dahl: Representing the El Pueblo Group, which are the eight gardens on 7th, 8th and 9th Sts. Alternate representative: Ross Martin.
Carmine D’Intino: Representing the Middle Earth Group, which are the nine gardens on 4th, 5th and 6th Sts. Alternate representative: Ayo Harrington.
Herman Hewitt: Representing the Mundo Verde Group, which are the eight gardens on 2nd and 3rd Sts. Alternate representative: Rev. Laura Cotrich.
Kristin Ellington: Representing the Southland Group, which are the ten gardens below Houston St and west of First Avenue. Alternate representative: Wendy Brawer.
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 stormwater abatement measures in our community gardens.