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Monday, October 24, 2016

Meet Your Candidates For Roosevelt Island Residents Association Common Council November 1 & 2 - Deadline To Run For RIRA Common Council Tuesday, October 25

Roosevelt Island Residents Association (RIRA) Election Committee Co-Chair Sharon Williams reports:

The Roosevelt Island Resident’s Association (RIRA) Common Council will be holding its election of council members on Tuesday November 8 at PS217 and the Octagon. We invite you to come meet your building’s candidates on Tuesday November 1st at 8:00 p.m. The following is a schedule of the districts and their candidate night locations. Please find your building and the corresponding candidate night location.

Island House, River Cross, Roosevelt Landings: 546 Main St. in the Senior Center.

Manhattan Park, Octagon and Westview: 625 Main St. in the Westview Community Room.

Southtown buildings (buildings 405, 415, 425, 455, 465, 475 and 480 Main St.): 455 Main St. party room.

We also invite you to come meet the candidates for president and vice president on Wednesday November 2nd at 8:00 p.m. at the Good Shepherd Chapel at 543 Main St.

Please note, anyone interested in running for a seat on the RIRA Common Council, or to vote in RIRA election, you do not need to be a citizen. You must only be at least 18 years of age and a resident of Roosevelt Island. If interested, you may pick up a nomination form through October 25th at the Public Safety Office (550 Main St.) or the Public Library (524 Main St.). The form must be completed and deposited in the red box at the Public Safety Office no later than Tuesday October 25th, at 9:00 p.m.
RIRA's Election Nomination Committee Chair Adib Mansour adds:

Residents will be pleased to learn that many of their neighbors have submitted their nominations for election to The Roosevelt Island Residents Association (RIRA). We have a nearly complete slate for the RIRA 2016 Election, which will be held on Tuesday, November 8.

All residents of Roosevelt Island are eligible to vote in this election, regardless of citizenship.

Every building has between three and eight seats on RIRA, allocated by population.

There are still openings for candidates from Rivercross, Roosevelt Landings Manhattan Park and Octagon (as well as other building). Step up and be a member of the community who contributes to our future.

RIRA’s mission is to represent the interests of residents to all governmental, quasi-governmental and private institutions that develop policy affecting Roosevelt Island and its residents; that supervise or manage our housing and that supervise or manage other Island operations. RIRA serves to ensure that the health, safety and welfare of its members and the quality of life in our community are maintained and improved.

The rewards of serving are far greater than the time commitment of three hours per month to enrich the lives of our neighbors and community. Anyone who is at least 18 years old may serve, regardless of citizenship or nationality.


If you are interested in making a difference on Roosevelt Island, please contact Adib Mansour, Chair of the Election Nomination Committee, at to arrange a conversation about RIRA and how you might participate as an elected representative.


Here is a link to the RIRA Nomination Form.

It must be completed and deposited in the red box at the Public Safety vestibule NO LATER THAN TUESDAY, OCTOBER 25, 2016 at 9:00 pm.