Meet Ed Hartzog
The Upper East Side is not only the place I call home, but also one of the most iconic neighborhoods in New York City. Its historic places, cultural attractions and sweeping vistas draw visitors from within the City and beyond. And, while we are blessed to live here, we are also charged with a tremendous responsibility to care for and pass along this treasure to the next generation - which is one of the reasons why I am running for City Council.
Meet Ed Hartzog
LIKE YOU I AM PART OF AND CARE DEEPLY ABOUT THIS COMMUNITY:
- Through my service as a Member of Community Board 8 including:
- The Youth & Education Committee;
- The Environment and Sanitation Committee; and
- The Borough President’s Task Force on Education.
- As a mentor to High School students through Minds Matter; and,
- As the founder of Kids Voting New York City, Inc.
I AM AN ADVOCATE FOR MORE GREEN and OPEN SPACE:
- As a member of the Carl Schultz Park Association; and,
- As a member of the Central Park Conservancy.
- With an MPA in Environmental Economic Policy from the Maxwell School, I understand the benefits that come from coordinating both.
- As a member of Community Board 8's CUNY-MSK Task Force I have advocated for the implementation of thoughtful environmental economic policy.
I BELIEVE IN GREATER TRANSPARENCY AND ACCESSIBILITY TO GOVERNMENT:
- As a member of the 1133 York Avenue Task Force I advocated for greater access to information and more thoughtful land use policy decision-making.
- I worked with the community and affected constituencies in opposing the MTA’s plan to sell the West Side Rail Yards in 2005.
- I have served as and trained poll watchers and election observers for the past 7 years.
- As a Steering Committee Member of the NY Democratic Lawyers’ Council I have worked to increase voting rights and participation.
- I have worked to increase voting awareness and civic instruction in our schools.
I AM ALSO YOUR NEIGHBOR:
- I want to hear your concerns and learn about your issues.
- How can I help?