Cooperatively Yours announces endorsements for board of directors and house committee

We have a great slate of candidates this year for the board of directors and house committee —

For board of directors:

KeenanJAMES KEENAN is a native New Yorker and 9-year resident at East River. During his previous stint on the board he advocated for more communication with shareholders and more financial transparency. “I care deeply about the tradition and history of our neighborhood, but we must be willing always to stay open to new ideas that will improve our quality of life and strengthen our financial security.”

SchreierFAITH SCHREIER has been a cooperator for more than 46 years and thinks it’s time for a change. “We need new and caring directors who will trust and listen to shareholders. We have a right to know everything about our expenditures and we should be able to read minutes from board meetings so that decision-making is not all done behind closed doors.”

SwearenginJULIAN SWEARENGIN is an attorney and father with 20 years’ experience at some of the world’s largest banks and law firms. “If elected, I would also work to ensure that your right to basic information is never violated, that the Board’s major decisions are transparently reported to you, and that the Board and the Cooperative are professionally and ethically managed.”

TurnerMIKE TURNER is an accountant and small business owner worried that the current board’s strategy of increasing our debt while reducing flip-tax revenue means a big maintenance increase is right around the corner. “We should be looking at every square foot to maximize our outside revenue and reduce the financial burden on shareholders.”

For house committee:

MarinoMICHAEL MARINO is a development officer at NYU and the founder of Friends of Corlears Hook Park. “In my time working with the park group I have become immensely adept at navigating various city agencies and bringing multiple community groups together.”

PenderTED PENDER is a 13-year cooperator, retired horticulturist, and volunteer gardener throughout the city. “I am interested in improving the amenities for our Seniors (as I will soon become one).”


You can read their full candidate statements here.