Roosevelt Island Residents Association (RIRA) President Matt Katz sends the following message to Roosevelt Island residents concerning the 2008 elections for the RIRA Common Council.
The nominations for the RIRA Common Council, for President, Vice President, and building delegates, open on Wednesday, October 1. You will find nominating forms available in building lobbies, the Trellis diner, the library, the offices of Accountable Finance, the Eastwood management office and Public Safety. To declare your candidacy, just fill out the form including the signature of the person nominating you and return it to the designated box at the Public Safety Office, open 24/7. Please read the questions requiring a yes or no answer carefully; they were put there to gauge the commitment of potential Council Members to understand the job and to carry it out for the full two-year term.More information is available in the September 13 Main Street WIRE (PDF File). Help make Roosevelt Island a better place to live.
Nominations will close on Sunday, October 26 at midnight. We’ve scheduled a Candidates’ Night for Wednesday, October 29 at 8:00 p.m. in the Chapel and will include a debate among the presidential and vice presidential candidates should we be so fortunate as to have a contested campaign for those positions. The polling places and hours will be the same as for the United States presidential elections: at PS/IS 217, at Coler Hospital and from 6:00 a.m. until 9:00 p.m. If you can volunteer some time to staff the RIRA election tables on Election Day, November 4, please let me know.
I’ll say it again; RIRA is essential to this community and it survives and functions only with your support. If you are over 18 years of age, consider running as a building delegate. If you have lived on Roosevelt Island for over a year, are well grounded in Island information and issues, and have the time and inclination to make a difference in the lives of your neighbors, consider running for one of the top two spots. As I complete my sixth year as President, I can tell you that serving this community has been the most fulfilling task I’ve ever undertaken. Okay, enough. Ad nauseam indeed.