Friday, March 11, 2016

Final Report From RIOC President Charlene Indelicato - Reviews Time On Roosevelt Island And Is Thanked For Service To The Community

As previously reported,Roosevelt Island Operating Corp (RIOC) President Charlene Indelicato is leaving RIOC to take a position as Dobbs Ferry Village Administrator. Ms Indelicato's last day at RIOC is March 18. Current RIOC General Counsel Susan Rosenthal will be the Acting President/CEO until a permanent President/CEO is selected.

 Ms Indelicato (center) Ms Rosenthal (right) RIOC Board Chair Jamie Rubin (left) at 3/10 Board Meeting

Ms Indelicato gave her final RIOC President's Report at last evening's RIOC Board of Directors meeting.

Ms. Indelicato reviewed her time as RIOC President including:
  • Fixing the Public Safety Department, regaining the trust of the community,
  • Negotiating Cornell Tech Agreement with help of Roosevelt Island Community Coalition (RICC),
  • Improving  relationship with FDR Four Freedoms Park,
  • Cultural Center renovation and use,
  • Relationship with Board of Directors, residents and RIOC employees.
and noted these upcoming RIOC initiatives 
  • Facilitator for Southpoint Park and Smallpox Hospital,
  • Cornell Tech Helix Bike Ramp,
Ms. Indelicato concluded:
... Anything that has been accomplished during my tenure has been accomplished because of the employees, the State the Board and many, many residents. If in fact people have been disappointed I have not met expectations, I apologize. I have tried my best... I have done everything I can possibly do...
Following Ms. Indelicato's remarks, the residents, RIOC staff and Board members in audience thanked her for her service to the Roosevelt Island community with a round of applause.

Here's the final Roosevelt Island Report from RIOC President Charlene Indelicato.

RIOC Board Chair Jamie Rubin reported during the meeting that an independent search process for a new RIOC President will be conducted.

UPDATE 12:30 PM - Jamie Rubin, RIOC Board Chair and Commissioner of NYS Homes and Community Renewal, thanks RIOC President Indelicato on her service to the Roosevelt Island community.