On Tuesday, November 15th, 2022, the SoHo Broadway Initiative held its 8th annual meeting via Zoom for the third year in a row, reflecting on the past year of activities, accomplishments, and challenges. SoHo Broadway board and staff members offered remarks and gave updates and voting was once again conducted via an online link.
Following a welcome from Executive Director Mark Dicus, Manhattan Borough President Mark Levine and outgoing Board President Brian Steinwurtzel began the meeting with opening remarks. Secretary Michelle Choi conducted items to be voted on. The November 15, 2021 Annual Meeting minutes, Resolution for the Amendment to the By-Laws and Certificate of Incorporation, and Board Election slates for all classes were approved by registered membership. The Initiative congratulates Board members Neith Stone, Arif Shah, Susan Shoemaker, Maria Feliciano, and Greg Kraut on their election and Richard Benenson, John Pasquale, Gaston Silva, Margaret Baisley, Emily Hellstrom, James Cavello, Sharon Ermilio on their re-election, as well as elected alternates!
Treasurer Richard Benenson followed with a finance report. Mark Dicus proceeded with a review of the Initiative’s activities in sanitation, beautification, quality of life, public safety, community development, and planning and advocacy over the past year and going forward. The FY 2022 Annual Report can be downloaded here. The evening ended with a Q&A session, followed by closing remarks by outgoing Vice President Emily Hellstrom.
Our third online Annual Meeting was a success: over 50 members and guests were in attendance. We hope to see everyone again at our 9th Annual meeting in 2023!