At the next meeting of Community Board 3, coming up Nov. 28, Jamie Rogers will announce he’s stepping down as board chairperson effective Dec. 31.
His decision was prompted by the election this month of his wife. Carlina Rivera, to the City Council. In January, Rivera will be sworn in as Council member in District 2, which overlaps with sections of Community Board 3. Members of the City Council help the borough president appoint community board members. While Rogers is an appointee of Borough President Gale Brewer, not of District 2’s Council member (currently Rosie Mendez), he told us today he wants to avoid any appearance of conflict.
In accordance with CB3’s by-laws, the board’s first vice chair, Alysha Lewis-Coleman, will become chairperson. The second vice chair, David Ford will become first vice chair and an election will be held for Ford’s current position. All executive committee posts will be up for grabs during regularly scheduled elections next spring/summer.
In addition to stepping down as chair, Rogers will also resign his position as a community board member. He’s served on CB3 for six years and was elected as chair in 2016. Alysha Lewis-Coleman is a longtime tenant activist who lives at 10 Stanton St. and is head of the tenant association of 10 Stanton St. (that’s the Section 8 building next door to the newly opened Public Hotel).