Economic Development, Culture & Tourism

Meets on the 2nd Tuesday of the month at 7:00 p.m


The Economic Development, Culture & Tourism 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.


Meeting Minutes 

November 2017
October 2017
September 2017
June 2017
May 2017
April 2017 
March 2017 
February 2017
January 2017

December 2016
November 2016
October 2016
September 2016
June 2016
May 2016
April 2016
March 2016
February 2016
January 2016

December 2015
November 2015
October 2015
September 2015
June 2015
May 2015
April 2015
March 2015
February 2015
January 2015

Archived minutes are available on request

The following Board Members serve on this committee:

Holley Drakeford (Chair)
Melanee Farrah (Vice Chair)

Jose Altamirano
Henry Flores
Erica Jones
Tabatha Lozano
Marissa Mack
Edwin Marcial
Celia Ramirez
Xavier Santiago
Jeremiah Schlotman
Vinny Torres
Steven Villanueva
Candy Vives-Vasquez
Jesse Yang

Thomas Herrera (staff liaison)