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Sunset Park BID

Sunset Park Business Improvement District Officials

The Sunset Park Fifth Avenue Business Improvement District (BID) was created by local merchants in 1995. It is a New York State registered not-for-profit corporation. The Board of Directors, have volunteered to advance the BID’s mission. They meet at least quarterly and set the BID’s priorities and budget.

Anyone who owns a building, holds a commercial lease, or lives within the boundaries of the BID is automatically a member. Any member may be elected to serve on the Board of Directors at our annual meetings. Any member may vote on board membership after registering to attend an annual meeting. Each “class” of board member (lease holders, residents, owners) votes among themselves.

Our 2024 Board of Directors

The Sunset Park Business Improvement District Board of Directors is comprised of neighborhood stakeholders, including property owners, commercial tenants, residents, and public officials.

Executive Committee

Richard Villar – Chair
Delvis Valdes – Vice Chair
Miguel Hernandez – Treasurer
Timmy Chang – Secretary

Finance Committee

TBD Board Members
Chase Bank
Representative from NYC Comptroller’s Office
Representative from NYC Dept of Small Business Services

Audit Committee

Cipriani and Bauer Accountants
Richard Villar – Board Chair
Miguel Hernandez – Board Treasurer
NYC Mayor (SBS)

Class A:  Property Owners

Timmy Chang
Miguel Hernandez
Ike Shauli
Alice Sorensen-Bauman
Delvis Valdes
Mario Valdes
Richard Villar
Z&Y LLC (Alternate:  Edgar Alvarez)

Class B:  Business Owners

Lesbie Antioco-Dunn (Popular Bank)
Kim Moore (Cricket)
Guang Yan Yao (Sincerely Urgent)

Class C:  Residents

Kalvis Mikelsteins

Class D:  Government Officials

Alexa Aviles – 38th Council District
Eduardo Carmelo Danobeytia – Representative from Mayor’s Office/Small Business Services
Matthew O’Malley – Representative from Mayor’s Office/Small Business Services (Alternate)
Edward Cen – Representative fromNYC Comptroller’s Office
Mon Yuck Yu – Representative from Brooklyn Borough President’s Office

(Our government representative Board Members are required by our articles of incorporation and our contract with the City of New York. They perform a key oversight role and are fully voting members.)

Class E:  Community Organizations

Jeremy Laufer – Community Board 7

Sunset Park BID Staff

David Estrada – Executive Director
Cathy Williams – Assistant Director

Our Upcoming Meeting Schedule
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