The Brooklyn Paper’s Kevin Duggan reports that Robert Perris, who for seventeen years has served as executive director of Brooklyn Community Board 2, which serves Brooklyn Heights and nearby communities, has announced his resignation effective December 26. According to the Brooklyn Paper story, “he wants to focus on his family after 17 years at the helm of the Downtown Brooklyn civic panel.”
CB2 board chair Lenny Singletary told the Brooklyn Paper that there will be a posting for a new executive director and a new appointment “when the time is appropriate.” Meanwhile, CB2’s remaining three permanent staffers will be in charge of administrative functions. Mr. Singletary praised Mr. Parris’s knowledge of city government and the long hours he spent guiding CB2 through virtual meetings during the COVID-19 crisis.
Rob Perris has been a good and consistent friend to Brooklyn Heights Blog, often tipping us off to upcoming items on the board’s agenda affecting our community, and providing color on local events. We wish him and his family well.