Three open Executive Board seats filled
By SHERRY HALBROOK
Three of the five mid-term vacancies on the PEF Executive Board have been filled by special elections.
Richard Coriale Jr. fills Board Seat 110, representing members at the state Department of Environmental Conservation in DEC Regions 5-9.
Gladys Franco fills seat 160, which represents members at NYS Homes and Community Renewal in Manhattan, Queens, Bronx, Brooklyn, Syracuse, Troy and Buffalo, as well as members at Veterans Affairs, Office of Victim Services, Criminal Justice Services, Office for the Prevention of Domestic Violence, and the Office for the Aging.
Brian DuBois fills seat 510, which represents members in state Transportation Department Region 8, Poughkeepsie, which is PEF Division 172.
Coriale, Franco and DuBois were the sole certified candidates for these seats. They will serve the remainder of three-year terms that end July 31 of this year. Because the PEF triennial elections to fill all Executive Board seats, statewide officer, trustee and regional coordinator posts are beginning, no further special elections will be held until after the triennial elections conclude. Special elections are only held to fill mid-term vacancies.
No candidates were certified in the first quarter special election to fill the mid-term vacancies in the following Executive Board seats:
• Board Seat 130, which represents members working at the state Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation, as well as the Adirondack Park Agency and the Lake George Park Commission; and
• Board Seat 545, which represents members working in the following political subdivisions of New York state: Albany Housing Authority; Albany County Probation; and Allegany County.