BY LUIS GRONDA
It is now down to three candidates to fill the vacant District Manager position for Community Board 9.
After conducting interviews last week, the search committee selected Lisa Gomes, Scott Wolff and James McClelland as the candidates that could be Mary Ann Carey’s replacement.
Those three were chosen out of five candidates that were selected following a public hearing held by the search committee earlier this month.
Gomes is the current acting district manager. Wolff is the director of constituent services for Assemblyman Michael Simanowitz (D-Flushing) and McClelland is a former chief of staff for State Senator Simcha Felder (D-Brooklyn) and Councilman Peter Koo (D-Flushing) and also a political consultant.
The remaining candidates did not want to discuss specific details about the interview process but did describe it as a positive experience.
Gomes, who has been at CB9 for 21 years, said she felt very confident going into the interview and felt that it went well overall.
“It’s something I’ve always aspired to do,” Gomes said.
She said that among the subjects they discussed during the interview were answering questions about each of the four neighborhoods CB9 represents as well as questions about issues related to each area.
Wolff said that the committee who conducted the interview was “exceedingly professional” and “kind” and he felt very welcomed by the committee.
The three candidates will now be presented to the full community board where they will decide on who will fill the vacant seat.
Reach Luis Gronda at (718) 357-7400, Ext. 127, firstname.lastname@example.org, or @luisgronda.