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South Ward SID Reelects Full Officer Slate, Welcomes New Board Member

South Ward SID Reelects Full Officer Slate, Welcomes New Board Member

Economic development, streetscape improvements and quality of life programs continue as top priorities in 2018.

New SID board member, Rev. Dr. Allen Stephen Potts, Pastor of the Greater Abyssinian Baptist Church.

The Board of Directors of the Bergen-Lyons-Clinton Partnership (BLCSID) has reelected its full slate of officers for 2018. Pastor Philip Gilmore of St. John’s Community Baptist Church will return as President, joined by First Vice President Darrell K. Terry, Sr., President & CEO, Newark Beth Israel Medical Center & Children’s Hospital of NJ, Second Vice President Atiya Jaha-Rashidi, Director of Patient Experience, Newark Beth Israel Medical Center & Children’s Hospital of NJ, Treasurer Linda Campbell, Bank Officer/Branch Manager, City National Bank and Secretary Angela Pedone, Commercial Property Owner.

Known locally as the South Ward SID, the Partnership also welcomed a new board member, Rev. Dr. Allen Stephen Potts, Pastor of the Greater Abyssinian Baptist Church on Lyons Avenue in Newark.

Other board members include South Ward Councilman John Sharpe James, Marilyn Harris, Senior Vice President, Community Relations, Newark Beth Israel Medical Center & Children’s Hospital of NJ, Mark Bocchieri, Director of External Affairs, Verizon, Carlton West, Vice President, Real Estate, City National Bank, Macon Cotton, Owner and Oswald Boykins, Director, Cotton Funeral Services, Pastor Bryant Ali, New Psalmist Worship Center, Mohamed Solamain, Clinton Pharmacy, Al Samad Ali Sawab, Resident & Property Owner, Imam Aqeel

South Ward SID President, Pastor Philip Gilmore, St. John’s Community Baptist Church.

Mateen, Clergy & Property Owner, United Muslim, Inc., Kevin Singleton, Level One Bakery, Singleton Family Trust, Willie Holman, Resident & Property Owner, Suzanne Bailey, District Supervisor, White Castle, Inc. and Younis Moheisen, Owner, Kings Family Restaurant & Catering.

Local companies, corporations and organizations represented on the board include Bartlett Dairy Industries, White Castle Corporation, Verizon Communications, Wells Fargo, City National Bank, Newark CEDC and Cotton Funeral Services.

The BLCSID was established to help the area compete, improve and sustain commercial viability.  A public/private partnership between the City of Newark, local business and commercial property owners and residents, the SID focuses on generating economic activity and community development, in addition to an aggressive streetscape maintenance program.

“We appreciate the ideas and energy that our board members contribute to help us achieve our mission of making the South Ward the ward of choice in Newark to open a business, buy a home, make an investment, worship or access world-class healthcare,” Pastor Gilmore concluded.

For more information about programs, services and opportunities to support and contribute to the efforts of the South Ward SID, email southwardsid@gmail.com. You can also follow news from the South Ward SID at www.Facebook.com/SouthWardSID.

Photo captions: South Ward SID President, Pastor Philip Gilmore, St. John’s Community Baptist Church

New SID board member, Rev. Dr. Allen Stephen Potts, Pastor of the Greater Abyssinian Baptist Church



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