Here at SAC, we want to make it super easy (and we mean that!) to contribute to the community in whatever way works for your lifestyle. Take a look at our active committee list below and let us know how you want to help.
Want to become a volunteer on a committee?
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President and Membership - Dr. Charles Coutinho, Chair
Responsible for resident and building membership and maintaining membership files as well as reach out for new membership through membership events, mailings and other campaigns.
Secretary and Government Relations - Peggy Willenbucher, Chair
Monitors police services and public safety, deals with traffic, water tunnel and other municipal development, bus routes, and other matter.
Vice President & 17th Precinct - Charlene Soltz Etkes & Kathy Matson, Co-Chair's
Responsible for reviewing city services (organizes improvement in police, fire, sanitation, transportation services and traffic, and public safety).
Bulletin - Peggy Willenbucher, Chair
Our task is to write, edit and assemble the SAC Bulletin. This publication is a hard copy version of Sac events and activities. It is distributed periodically to the membership and neighbors.
Beautification - Vangeli Kaseluris, Chair
Responsible for overseeing improvement and maintenance of neighborhood Parks; First Avenue streetscape beautification such as tree fences and plantings, installation of new street lights, trash collections receptacles, awnings, etc.
Communications - Vangeli Kaseluris, Chair
Helping with the SAC social media. Disseminating information about SAC activities, events, and positions to the media, the membership, and the community at large; mailing sub committee, public relations, and maintenance of the SAC bulletin board.
Merchants - Charlene Soltz Etkes, Chair
Responsible for working with neighborhood merchants and professional firms to help increase their business and promote a unique Sutton Area identity.
Treasurer and Nominations - Donald Warner, Chair
Grants and Awards - Dr. Charles Coutinho, Chair
Special Events - Dr. Charles Coutinho,
Responsible for the annual SAC Gala, Taste of Sutton, and other special events such as the annual Christmas tree lighting.
In 1976 a small group of residents got together, with the desire to preserve the Sutton neighborhood's character, and incorporated two years later as a non-profit (501c3) organization using volunteers to serve as a catalyst for change.
SAC's volunteers continue to help preserve a high quality of life for those residing and working in the area between 52nd to 59th streets, Second Avenue to the East.....
Our mission at SAC is to actively engage residents and business establishments in efforts to maintain and enhance the quality of life in the Sutton Area Community.
Acting as watchdog and advocate, SAC is a voice for the community: SAC monitors city services such as police, sanitation, fire and transportation; watches over zoning and development; looks after parks and sidewalks; supports local merchants, fosters historic preservation; and, through its website, mailings, and First Avenue bulletin board, informs the community about what is happening in the neighborhood.
Traffic concerns continue to be paramount. SAC is closely monitoring the New York State Department of Transportation's five-year project to reconstruct the FDR Drive from 54th to 63rd Streets. We are committed to keeping the community informed about its past, present, and future.
We publish Bulletins periodically which are distributed to members as well as government agencies and elected officials, to keep them abreast of our positions and concerns. ? Ever-mindful of the importance of the areas rich history, SAC has always been interested in collecting and sharing archival information and artifacts through publications, exhibitions, and walking tours.
THE RATS WERE HERE; NOW THEY'RE GONE
How your dues and donations saved a major problem.
GRAFFITI? A JOB FOR SAC-ERMAN