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

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

NOTICE TO ALL RESIDENTSThe Board of Directors of the STPCV Tenants Association endorses five candidates for positions on the board as recommended by the Nominating Committee. The election date is May 30, 2020.

Candidates endorsed by the Board include:

Kirstin Aadahl
Current board member and secretary of the TA, Kirstin serves on the Maintenance/Quality of Life Committee and manages responses to tenants who contact the TA online. Kirstin coordinated demonstrations in front of the leasing office in 2014, when CWCapital issued mid-lease rent increases to Roberts tenants. Kirstin has lived in the community with her husband and daughter for 14 years. She has been a Special Education teacher, held a two-year term as PTA co-president at P.S. 40, is active in the PTA at MS 104, and works at the Third Street Music School.

Arica Aylesworth
Arica, a tax lawyer who took leave to raise her three school-aged children, has lived in ST since 2010; her husband is an original tenant. Since 2015 she has been the admin of the Stuyvesant Moms Facebook page with the goal of strengthening community bonds. She has organized community events such as donating Irish dance performances by her children and their Irish dance school for Stuy Town seniors at the Community Center, and organized toy drives through the Stuyvesant Moms group and the NYPD during the holiday season. She has met with management and Council Member Keith Powers regarding quality of life issues on the property. She looks forward to joining forces with the TA on quality of life issues and strengthening protections for tenants.

Denise Favorule
Denise is an officer and member of the Henry George School of Social Science board of directors, and an associate real estate broker with the Corcoran Group. For more than two decades, Denise has been a sales and marketing executive and a successful negotiator and dealmaker. Denise previously worked as executive VP for National Enterprise at the XO Group, the leading web-based life stage media and advertising tech marketing company serving millennial women; as a senior sales executive with global brands such as Reader’s Digest Association and Prevention magazine; and as a senior account management executive at Ogilvy & Mather, a global advertising agency. Denise studied General Business and Communications at Baruch College and NYU. She lives in Stuyvesant Town (since 1988) with her two children.

Adam Liggio
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.

Steven Newmark
Steven has served on the TA board for over a decade, where he helped lead organizing efforts in the wake of the Roberts litigation. As chair of the Legal Committee, he has helped formulate strategies for pending MCIs and other issues. Steven and his wife have lived in ST since 2007, and Steven coaches his children’s teams in Peter Stuyvesant Little League and the Manhattan Kickers Soccer Club. Steven is General Counsel and Director of Policy for the Global Healthy Living Foundation, an international patients’ rights organization. He previously worked as Chief Health Policy Advisor in the Mayor’s Office and as Special Counsel to the president of NYC Health + Hospitals. He is an adjunct professor in health policy at Baruch College’s School of Public Affairs and a guest lecturer at Columbia University.

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 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 as of the April 10, 2020, Record Date. No more than one candidate’s name may be included on any one petition.

Petitions must include signature, printed name, address, and apartment number. The Nominating Committee will judge the validity of all petitions. Petitioning ends on April 11, 2020.

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 4, 2020, TA representatives will be available at the Community Center, 2:00 p.m.–4:00 p.m., to verify the membership status of petition signers.

Petitions and accompanying documentation should either be—

  • mailed to Nominating Committee, ST/PCV Tenants Association, P.O. Box 1202, New York, NY 10009 and received at the post office no later than April 11; OR
  • dropped in our drop box at Oval Services or at the Community Center (449 East 14th Street, First Avenue Loop), no later than 3:00 p.m., April 11; OR
  • sent in PDF form via email to [email protected] no later than 5:00 p.m., April 11.

Nominating Committee: Anne Greenberg, Michael Lang, Jeanette Snow, Wendy Byrne, and Bill Sterling.

Posted 3/5/20