BEDFORD-STUYVESANT — Bed-Stuy’s Community Board 3 elected a new chair this month to replace Tremaine Wright, who is taking an assembly seat in Albany.
Richard Flateau, who most recently served on the board as second vice chair and chair of the economic development committee, won the Dec. 5 election take over the role.
Flateau became a member of CB3 in 2006 and later filled the role of financial secretary.
“I look forward to working towards the betterment of the community, trying to bring people together and balancing competing interests,” he said of his upcoming position.
The Bed-Stuy native, who grew up on Classon Avenue, founded the neighborhood’s Flateau Realty Corp. in 2000 and helped host dozens of workshops and seminars to “educate people about different real estate properties and issues,” he said.
Flateau is treasurer of the Bedford-Stuyvesant Real Estate Board and serves as a trustee for the Bed-Stuy Gateway Business Improvement District.
Wright, who has held the position of chair since 2013, will replace Assemblywoman Annette Robinson in the 56th Assembly District which covers Bed-Stuy and northern Crown Heights.
She thanked board members and residents for their contributions at this month’s meeting, saying that the “great work” in Community Board 3 will continue.
“You guys are one of the best boards in this entire city,” she added.