Economic Development & Culture

Meets on the 2nd Tuesday of the month at 6:30 p.m


The Economic Development & Culture Committee strives to enhance and establish economic opportunities for its residents and business owners. The committee seeks to improve the economic well-being and quality of life for the community by creating and retaining jobs, helping shape opportunities for our small business owners and fostering an atmosphere that encourages future generations to continue the work that has been initiated.

The committee also works to strengthen and maintain East Harlem’s cultural assets through the promotion of collaborations and partnerships with artists, institutions and community planning and development initiatives, as well as advocates for the participation of East Harlem artists and cultural programs by developing of policy statements to increase access to resources.

The following Board Members serve on this committee:

Melanee Farrah (Chair)
Jesse Yang (Vacant)

Jose Altamirano
Adem Brija
Carlos Diaz
Holley Drakeford
Marissa Mack
Edwin Marcial
Celia Ramirez
Dawn Sanders
Vinny Torres
Jenny Tromski
Steven Villanueva
Candy Vives-Vasquez
Davon Woodley

Angel Mescain (staff liaison)