Saturday, November 10, 2012

Meet The 2012/2014 Roosevelt Island Residents Association (RIRA) Common Council - New RIRA President Hopes It Will Be A Model Grass Roots Organization

Image Of 2012 -14 Roosevelt Island Residents Association (RIRA) Common Council

The Roosevelt Island Residents Association (RIRA) 2012 -2014 Common Council met for the first time last Wednesday evening following their election the previous day.

Newly elected RIRA President Ellen Polivy explained during Wednesday's meeting that she wants RIRA to represent the views of the entire community and not just those of the few with loud voices. In order to do that Ms. Polivy said it requires RIRA members getting the word out in any way possible, including standing in building lobbies talking to residents and meeting with Roosevelt Island building managements. She hopes that RIRA can start a grass roots movement that will be a model for the rest of the country.

Here's what Ms. Polivy had to say.

Ms. Polivy then asked each of the Common Council Members to introduce themselves and state what they would like to accomplish as RIRA members.

RIRA is a very diverse and interesting group of Roosevelt Island residents living in Southtown, the WIRE Buildings, Manhattan Park and the Octagon. They are young and older, long time residents and new with varying backgrounds including PHD's, Lawyers, Teachers, Social Workers, Academics, Scientists, Software Engineer, Small Business Owner, a former Arms Control Negotiator, retired Fire Marshall, Geophysist, Accountant and more.

Meet Your RIRA Common Council here

and here.

So, let RIRA know what you think about improving our Roosevelt Island community and pitch in to help where you can.