ACNY COMMITTEES

All of our committees are devoted at assisting in resolving issues related to our profession of Architecture in concert with ACNY goals. 

Contact us or any of our committee chair related to your question and/ or suggestions.

Legislative Impact Committee

Chair:

Raymond Peebles

secretary@acny.org

Sebastian D'Alessandro

smdarchitects@yahoo.com

The Legislative Impact Committee Monitors City Councils latest activities affecting Architectural design and building industry. The committee members will highlight those component: Intros, Local Laws, and changes affecting the practice of Architecture. Proposals, Hearings and Adopted dates are communicated to ACNY and followed by notification to constituent organization Executive Committees.  ACNY monitors City Council activities local laws without conducting any lobbying activities.

Building Codes Committee

Chair: 

Steven Zirinsky                   steve@zirinskyarch.com

           

Michael Zenreich                 zenreich@mzarchitects.com 

The Building Code Committee Monitors Department of buildings: New Rules affecting the Building Code, Code interpretations; Text Changes and /or clarifications.  The Committee will review and notify ACNY and constituent organization Executive Committee of hearing and response dates.  This will permit ability to express concerns individually or in concert with ACNY to the Department of Buildings.  This committee works in collaborative effort with Borough Industry Committees. 

DOB Procedure Committee

Chair: 

Mark Kaplan                        

expediting

@spassociatesltd.com

           

Victor Han                           vicepresident@acny.org

The DOB Procedures Committee monitors Department of Buildings: Application procedure formats, Filing process, Protocols and Schedules of appointment. Other areas include Plan examination, Data entry Inspections and Office management.  The committee works in concert with various "Borough Industry Advisory Committees", organized by constituent member associations.  The Committee reports to ACNY and coordinates a combined united dialogue reports and/or presents to perspective Department of Buildings Executives.

Zoning Committee

Chair: 

John Scheschareg                 john@oculuscorp.com

                         

Harold Kahn

hkahn@skrgroup.com

The Zoning Committee Monitors City Planning activities in reference to: Major zoning map changes, Zoning Resolution Text changes and or /updates. The Committee will review with Department of Buildings on methods of enforcement, notify ACNY and constituent organization Executive Committee of hearing and response dates.  This will permit the opportunity to express concerns individually or in concert with ACNY to City Planning, Borough offices, wherever the changes will take place.

Nominating Committee

Chair: 

John Scheschareg                     John@oculuscorp.com

Ray T. Mellon                             mellon@zdlaw.com

 

Harold Kahn

hkahn@skrgroup.com  

In October of each year, the Board shall elect a Nominating Committee consisting of three (3) members from the Board and the Presidents of the Constituents. A majority of the Committee members shall constitute a quorum. The Committee shall select the nominees for President, First Vice President, Second Vice President, Secretary and Treasurer. The selections shall be published and mailed to all Members at least 30 days prior to the Annual Meeting. Additional nominations may be made from the floor at the Annual Meeting. Any member shall be eligible for office.

By-Laws Committee

Chair: 

Robert Strong                             president@acny.org

          

Gaetano Ragusa                         treasurer@acny.org

          

Ray T. Mellon                             mellon@zdlaw.com

This committee is responsible for making sure that all rules in the by-laws are being followed. This oversight usually comes in the form of an operational question, assuring a quorum is complied with, questions raised in compliance during a Board of Directors meeting. The committee member is present at each meeting, gives guidance to the Board of Directors to ensure that any new business is conducted according to the by-laws, and all votes that take place are done in accordance with the voting regulations that have been established.

Website Committee

Chair:             

Gaetano Ragusa                    treasurer@acny.org

                       

Dmitriy Shenker

info@shenker.us

Jessica Fleischer                 acnyweb@gmail.com

The website committee provides ACNY members and the public with information by its constituent members and the various NY city and state agencies. You can find constituent member events and program updates, city agency rules and regulation information on the website (www.acny.org) as well as Facebook page and Twitter feed. The website is the public face of ACNY. It promotes the association, its initiatives and supports the constituent members. The website showcases sponsors, partners and friends of ACNY.

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