Report of the HGAR Nominating Committee to be presented at the HGAR Annual Meeting October 25, 2021

The 2021 Annual Meeting of the Hudson Gateway Association of REALTORS®, Inc. will take place on October 25, 2021 at 3:30 PM at the Sleepy Hollow Hotel and Conference Center (formally the DoubleTree Hotel) located at 455 S Broadway, Tarrytown, New York, 10591. Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the Hudson Gateway Association of REALTORS®, at its sole discretion, reserves the right after providing ten (10) days written notice, to convert this live meeting to a virtual meeting. The voting business at the Annual Meeting will include the Report of the Nominating Committee:

The election of Officers in accordance with Article XI, Section 4, subsection (f), the election of HGAR Directors in accordance with Article XI, Section 4, subsection (d), and the election of six (6) Regional Directors in accordance with Article XI, Section 3, subsection (a)(2) of the Bylaws, representing the counties of Bronx, New York (i.e., Manhattan), Putnam, Orange, Rockland and Westchester, replacing Directors and Officers with terms expiring at the end of 2021. The HGAR Nominating Committee has submitted the following slate of candidates for election to serve as Officers and Directors on the HGAR Board of Directors commencing on January 1, 2022.


Anthony A. Domathoti
Exit Realty Premium
813 Morris Park Ave.
Bronx, NY 10462

President Elect

Tony L. D’Anzica
DynaMax Realty NYC, Inc.
1463 5th Ave.
New York, NY 10035


Carmen A. Bauman
Green Grass Real Estate Corp.
66 Palmer Ave., Suite 49C
Bronxville, NY 10708


Tammy Teresa Belmore
Keller Williams NY Realty
120 Bloomingdale Rd., Suite 101
White Plains, NY 10605-1500

Immediate Past President

Crystal Hawkins-Syska
Keller Williams NY Realty
120 Bloomingdale Rd., Suite 101
White Plains, NY 10605

Previous Past President

Gail Fattizzi
ERA Insite Realty Services
600 N. Broadway
White Plains, NY 10603

Regional Director and Chapter Representative Bronx County

Danielle A. Noak
Sandra L Erickson Real Estate
1920 Anthony Ave., Suite 1
Bronx, NY 10457

Regional Director and Chapter Representative New York County (i.e., Manhattan)

Lee Presser
eXp Realty NYC
1501 Broadway, 12th Floor
New York, NY 10036

Regional Director Putnam County

Aaron C. Velez
Houlihan Lawrence Inc.
Town Centre at Somers
104 Village Square
Somers, NY 10589-2305

Regional Director Orange County

Ronald Garafalo
John J. Lease REALTORS Inc.
495 Schutt Rd. Ext.
Middletown, NY 10940

Regional Director Rockland County

Roberta F. Bangs
Howard Hanna Rand Realty
268 S. Main St.
New City, NY 10956

Regional Director Westchester County

Theresa Crozier
Houlihan Lawrence Inc.
237 Mamaroneck Ave.
White Plains, NY 10605

Directors with Terms expiring December 31, 2024 (“Class 3” Directors)

Christina A. Stevens
Laujel Realty Corp.
1938 Williamsbridge Rd.
Bronx, NY 10461

Cheryl M. Williams
Corcoran Legends Realty
38 Main St.
Tarrytown, NY 10591

Diane S. Mitchell
Wright Bros. Real Estate Inc.
53 S. Broadway
Nyack, NY 10960

Layla R. Boyles
Monroe Realty Center
21 Gilbert St Ext.
Monroe, NY 10950

Mackenzie L. Forsberg
Genesis Realty Group LLC
4419 Third Ave., #4A
Bronx, NY 10457

Classification of Directors

Class 1 Directors terms of office shall expire December 31, 2022, and every three years thereafter. Class 2 Directors terms of office shall expire December 31, 2023, and every three years thereafter. Class 3 Directors terms of office shall expire December 31, 2024, and every three years thereafter.
Regional Director terms shall expire on December 31, 2022.

Members of the Nominating Committee

The Nominating Committee members filing this report were: Gail Fattizzi, Chair; Rey Hollingsworth Falu, Leah Caro, J.P. Endres, Joseph Houlihan, Cynthia Lippolis and Marcene Hedayati.


REALTOR® Members may file petitions to nominate candidates other than those proposed above for any of the Director positions. A petition must be signed by at least three percent (3%) of those REALTOR® Members of HGAR eligible to vote. Further, the REALTORS® must be affiliated with at least twenty (20) different REALTOR® firms. Branch offices do not count as separate firms. The Officer positions are not subject to petition challenges because they are subject to election by the HGAR Board of Directors.
Any such petition must be filed with the 2021 HGAR Board of Directors at least twenty-one (21) days before the election, accordingly, no later than noon on Monday, October 4, 2021. The petition must state the name and firm of the candidate(s). A link to a copy of the HGAR By-Laws is posted on the home page of Petitioners are strongly urged to consult with the HGAR CEO or other executive staff members, to be assured of a proper understanding and interpretation of the Bylaws. In the event that nomination petition(s) are filed, HGAR must post at the HGAR offices and also provide notice of such additional nominations to all members eligible to vote in such election at least fourteen (14) days prior to the annual meeting (i.e., not later than Monday, October 11, 2021) by email and/or publication in Real Estate In-Depth.


REALTOR® members may vote in person or by proxy at the annual meeting. The person who attends and votes may act as proxy for only one absent REALTOR. A proxy ballot and the procedure for voting by proxy will be posted on the member only pages of no later than October 4, 2021.

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