3 Candidates Endorsed for the TA Board; Other TA Members May Petition

3 Candidates Endorsed for the TA Board; Other TA Members May Petition


The Board of Directors of the STPCV Tenants Association endorses three candidates for positions on the board as recommended by the Nominating Committee. The Nominating Committee implemented a robust outreach and vetting process. While a talented pool of potential candidates applied and were interviewed, issues arose that limited the Nominating Committee’s ability to recommend certain candidates.

The election date is May 29, 2024. See below for an alternate process to run for the board.

Candidates endorsed by the Board include:

Kirstin Aadahl (incumbent)
Kirstin serves as chair of the TA Board and the Quality of Life/Maintenance Committee, and is a member of the Technology Committee. Kirstin was secretary of the Board for 10 years and responds to tenants who reach out to the TA electronically. Kirstin coordinated demonstrations in front of the leasing office when CWCapital issued mid-lease rent increases to Roberts tenants and was a featured speaker at the TA’s rally at City Hall against a potentially predatory lender purchasing our property. Before joining the board, Kirstin served as a Building Leader for two years. She has lived in ST/PCV with her husband and daughter for 16 years. She was a Special Education teacher for 14 years, served as PTA co-president at PS40 and on the School Leadership Team at MS104. She currently serves on the School Leadership Team at Nest+m High School. Kirstin has worked at the Third Street Music Settlement for the past 10 years as the assistant director of the preschool.

Anne Greenberg (incumbent)
As the TA’s vice president, External Affairs, Anne keeps an eye on legislative and government actions affecting tenants as well as other issues. She represents the TA and the community to Housing Justice for All, a coalition of tenant associations and advocacy groups; Met Council on Housing; and the End Apartment Warehousing coalition. She testifies annually before the city’s Rent Guidelines Board and even sparred verbally in person with Mayor Eric Adams about 2024 rent adjustments at a recent Community Conversation. With a varied career in book publishing, Anne is chair of the TA’s Communications Committee, writing membership letters, flyers, e-blasts, and web posts, among other communications. She is also chair of the Executive Committee and a member of the Technology Committee. A lifelong resident of ST and PCV, Anne is a Building Leader and joined the Board after volunteering for several years.

Adam Liggio (incumbent)
Currently treasurer of the TA board, Adam also serves on the Executive, Legal/Corporate Governance, and Communications Committees. A lottery tenant, Adam was active in the tenants association where he previously lived, in Williamsburg, where he fought for better security and maintenance. He founded a food company specializing in gluten-free products and has had a career in media: as general manager of a not-for-profit film company producing social justice films for the education market, as a production manager for MTV Networks, and similar roles at other production companies.


The petitioning period to be a candidate for the board is now beginning for those who did not apply during the interview period. Interested candidates who are current in their dues as members of the TA may seek a place on the ballot by submitting a petition signed by a minimum of thirty (30) members of the TA who are current in their dues (one signatory per apartment). No more than one candidate’s name may be included on any one petition.

Candidates should be prepared to:

  • spend at least 20 hours each month on TA business;
  • commit to a monthly board meeting and other phone, remote video, or in-person TA meetings as needed; and
  • serve on one or more TA committees.

Petitions must include signature, printed name, address, apartment number, and email address or phone number of signatories. The Nominating Committee will judge the validity of all petitions. Petitioning ends on April 19, 2024.

Petition forms are available for download on the Tenants Association website. In addition to the petition, candidates must submit a document that includes:

  •     their name, address (including apartment number), telephone, and email;
  •     a statement that they are 18 years of age or older; and
  •     a summary of their qualifications in 100 words or less.

On Saturday, April 13, 2024, TA representatives will be available at the Community Center (449 E 14th St., First Avenue Loop) 2:00 p.m.–4:00 p.m. to verify the membership status of petition signers.

Petitions and accompanying documentation should either be—

  • sent in PDF form via email to [email protected] no later than 5:00 p.m., April 19, 2024, OR

  • dropped in our drop box at the Community Center (449 East 14th Street, First Avenue Loop), no later than 5:00 p.m., April 19, 2024, OR

  • mailed to Nominating Committee, ST/PCV Tenants Association, P.O. Box 1202, New York, NY 10009-1202, and received at the post office no later than April 19, 2024.