Cobble Hill Association Seeks Nominations for New Executive Board

By Nikhita Venugopal on April 24, 2014 3:48pm 

 A tree-lined Baltic Street in Cobble Hill, Brooklyn.
A tree-lined Baltic Street in Cobble Hill, Brooklyn.
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COBBLE HILL — The Cobble Hill Association, a neighborhood group that gained attention during its fight to save Long Island College Hospital, is accepting nominations for its new executive committee, the association announced.

Community members with fresh ideas and an ability to lead are encouraged to join the group and submit their requests to the nominating committee that's looking to fill roles like president, first and second vice-presidents, treasurer, as well as recording, corresponding and membership secretaries for 2014 to 2016.

An open meeting will be held at 250 Baltic St. on April 28 at 8 p.m., where the committee, made up of both current members and outsiders, will answer questions regarding the association and election process.

The committee is looking for a diverse group of people with a pulse on the neighborhood, said Dave "Paco" Abraham, one of the association’s vice presidents and a member of the nominating committee.

CHA also sponsors and organizes local events, including Cobble Hill’s popular annual Halloween parade.

“We’re not going to turn away people who are wiling and able to improve the neighborhood,” he said.

The association has been active since 1958, dealing with landmark preservation, lobbying efforts, working with city agencies, supporting local groups and sponsoring cultural events in the neighborhood, according to its Facebook page.

Most recently, the association was one of six community groups that sued state officials over the latter's handling of Long Island College Hospital.

“There are certainly bigger battles that may need to be fought,” Abraham said. “We definitely want people that are leaders.”

The final nominations will be announced at a general meeting on May 20 and local residents can then vote for leaders in each position.

Questions, comments or requests from locals interested in filling a position can be sent to cobblehillassociation@gmail.com.

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