Report of the HGAR Nominating Committee to be presented at the HGAR Annual Meeting October 27, 2020

The 2020 Annual Meeting of the Hudson Gateway Association of REALTORS®, Inc. will take place on October 27, 2020 at 12:00 Noon via zoom technology. 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, 2021.


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

President Elect

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


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


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

Immediate Past President

Gail Fattizzi
Westchester Real Estate, Inc
358 Route 202, Suite 2
Somers, NY 10589

Previous Past President

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

Regional Director and Chapter Representative Bronx County

Vincent Buccieri
Today Realty Corp.
1934 Williamsbridge Rd.
Bronx, NY 10461

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

Maurice Owen-Michaane
Capital Realty NY LLC
175 Huguenot St., Suite 200
New Rochelle, NY 10801

Regional Director Putnam County

Clayton C. Livingston
Grand Lux Realty, Inc.
428 Main St.
Armonk, NY 10504

Regional Director Orange County

Eydie Lopez
Keller Williams Hudson Valley United
9 Bert Crawford Rd., Suite 104
Middletown, NY 10940

Regional Director Rockland County

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

Regional Director Westchester County

Carol Christiansen
Cafe Realty
239 Lexington Ave.
Mount Kisco, NY 10549

Directors with Terms expiring December 31, 2022 (“Class 1” Directors)

J. Philip Faranda
J. Philip Real Estate, LLC.
522 North State Rd., Ste. 100
Briarcliff Manor, NY 10510

Directors with Terms expiring December 31, 2023 (“Class 2” Directors)

Maryann A. Tercasio
BHG Rand Realty
229 Route 32
Central Valley, NY 10917

Ismail S. Kolya
eXp Realty
2150 Central Park Ave., #209
Yonkers, NY 10710

Joseph Houlihan
Houlihan & O’Malley R. E. Serv
141 Parkway Rd.
Bronxville, NY 10708-3605

Brian A. Phillips
Douglas Elliman Real Estate
3544 Johnson Ave.
Bronx, NY 10463

Joseph Lippolis
BHHS River Towns Real Estate
983 Main St.
Peekskill, NY 10566

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, 2021, and every three years thereafter.
Regional Director terms shall expire on December 31, 2021.

Members of the Nominating Committee

The Nominating Committee members filing this report were: Ronald Garafalo, Chair; Katheryn DeClerck, Emilce Cacace, Angie Primus, Harding Mason, Debra Budetti, Barry Kramer.


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 2020 HGAR Board of Directors at least twenty-one (21) days before the election, accordingly, no later than noon on Tuesday, October 6, 2020. 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 Tuesday October 13, 2020) 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 REALTORS. A proxy ballot and the procedure for voting by proxy will be posted on the member only pages of no later than October 6, 2020.

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