GCEF News – Save the Date for Community Preferencing Events

by Laura Treciokas on

The Greenpoint Community Environmental Fund General Administrator is asking Greenpointers to save the dates of November 20th and 22nd for community preferencing events regarding the projects residents would like to see funded by the GCEF.  The full message is below:

Dear Greenpointer —

The $19.5 million GREENPOINT COMMUNITY ENVIRONMENTAL FUND (GCEF) is now reviewing 24 proposals for 2014 Large and Legacy Grants – totaling $25 million in requested funding – for projects to improve Greenpoint’s environment, including promoting open space, green neighborhoods, education and stewardship, and other community priorities.

On November 20 and 22nd, GCEF will host events to give you and other Greenpoint residents an opportunity to express your preferences for those proposed environmental improvement projects that you want funded in your community.

We’ll be contacting you soon with more details on these “preferencing” events. In the meantime, please mark your calendars, and spread the word by sharing this e-mail with your friends and associates.

For more information, call the GCEF Community Liaison Office at (718) 389-9044 ext. 15 or e-mail us at gcefund@northbrooklyn.org

See you in November!

Laura Treciokas

Laura is a new-ish addition to the Greenpoint community, moving here in 2007 with her husband Jonathan Fox and their Boston Terrier, Buster Brown. The family is recently joined by one Jasper Fox, last seen drooling on a non tree-lined stretch of sidewalk near you. Laura abandoned a life of glamour and excitement as a network news producer in Manhattan for a life of excitement and glamour in North Brooklyn, where she is renovating a home on Guernsey Street which dates back to 1872. Her involvement with community work began after she misunderstood her neighbor, Trina McKeever, believing that an invitation to join forces as Friends of Bushwick Inlet Park was the promise of a permanent boat slip on the East River. She soon discovered an outlet for her steady tiller hand, helping to set up the Community Committee for the Open Space Alliance for North Brooklyn and serving as the group’s first co-chair. Laura joined the board of GWAPP in 2012.