Friday, April 13, 2018

Roosevelt Island Resident Fay Christian Resigns From RIOC Board Today - That's Two Resignations This Week

Reported yesterday on the resignation of Roosevelt Island Operating Corp (RIOC) Board Director Margie Smith. This morning learned that RIOC Board Director Fay Christian resigned today.

According to  RIOC Public Information Officer Alonza Robertson:

The Roosevelt Island Operating Corporation (RIOC) announced today that Fay Fryer Christian and Margaret Smith have both officially resigned from their posts as members of the corporation’s Board of Directors.

Smith resigned Monday April 9 and Christian’s resignation is effective today April 13.

"We thank both Ms. Smith and Ms. Christian for all their contributions to RIOC and I personally will miss them both,” said RIOC President Susan Rosenthal.

“They helped our organization grow as we have expanded services and programs as well as the planning of our proposed, multi-year $90-million capital-improvement plan. We wish them both all the best going forward,” Rosenthal said.

Smith has been a member of the Board since 2010 and served on the Governance and Operations Advisory committees.

Christian has been a member of the Board since 2008. She served on the Real Estate Committee.
Image of Fay Christian From RIOC

I've asked Ms. Christian for comment on reason for her resignation.

Will update with more info.

Currently there are 5 RIOC Board members, 3 of whom are residents and 2 NY State representatives. All 3 remaining RIOC Board Directors terms are expired. There are 9 RIOC Board Director seats.