Melissa Mark-Viverito has been named Chair of the City Council's Parks Committee, A Walk in the Park has confirmed.
Viverito's appointment was voted out of committee this morning and will be made official at the Council's full Stated meeting this afternoon. Viverito replaces Helen Diane Foster who will now chair the General Welfare Committee.
Viverito represents the 8th Council District in Manhattan which includes the controversial Randall's Island project. Two separate judges have now ruled the massive project must go through ULURP.
A Walk in the Park wishes to extend its congratulations to Council member Viverito.