BY LUIS GRONDA
Community Board 9 will soon begin the process to determine who will fill the shoes that Mary Ann Carey will leave behind later this year.
The board will officially launch its search to find its new District Manager at their first meeting back from summer on September 9. Last week, Carey announced she will retire as CB9 District Manager effective Oct. 1 after 35 years in the position.
In order to find her eventual replacement, CB9 has launched a “District Manager Search Committee,” which will determine the exact criteria for how they will select the successor and when they will begin accepting applications.
According to a memo about the plans the committee sent out to CB9, there will be 12 members of the search committee, consisting of the four executive committee members, including its Chairperson, Ralph Gonzalez, and eight other members of CB9.
The 12 members evenly represent the four neighborhoods that represent CB9, Woodhaven (J. Richard Smith, Maria Thomson and Naidoo Veerapen), Ozone Park (Ralph Gonzalez, Dr. Vincent Evangelista and Scott Jordan), Richmond Hill (Raj Rampershad, Latchman Budai and Regina Santoro), and Kew Gardens (Marie Turley, Inderpaul Ahluwalia and Kevin O’Leary).
Gonzalez said the members were chosen because it gives them a chance to be more involved in the process of picking Carey’s successor.
“We wanted to be more inclusive with all the members of the board,” he said.
Gonzalez said the 12 members will define the actual process to decide the new District Manager and bring it to the full board for a vote.
Reach Luis Gronda at (718) 357-7400, ext. 127, email@example.com or @luisgronda.