Special Events Committee
Once an application is received and logged, it moves on to the vetting process via the Special Events Committee. The Special Events Committee is a group of representatives from various City departments, including Public Safety, Public Works, Parks & Recreation, Emergency Management, and the Port Authority. This group meets every Tuesday morning to review the applications received the previous week, and to continue discussion on any applications that have been held over from the previous week.
The job of this committee is to review each application and determine if the proposed event is viable, make sure the dates and locations requested are available, ensure that proper procedure is being followed, and that any needed City resources are properly allocated and not over-booked.
If necessary, the committee may request that an organizer attend a committee meeting to further discuss their proposed event, and to work one-on-one with department representatives to iron out any needs from the respective departments.
The members of the Special Events Committee are:
|Wendell Hissrich||Director & SEC Co-Chair||Dept. of Public Safety|
|Guy Costa||Chief Operations Officer & SEC Co-Chair||Office of the Mayor|
|Brian Katze||Special Events Manager||Office of Special Events|
|John J. Chapman||Special Events Coordinator||Office of Special Events|
|Jen Lemasters||Special Events Administrator||Office of Special Events|
|Bill Crean||Streets Superintendent||Dept. of Public Works|
|Joe Rush||Parks Operations Manager||Dept. of Public Works|
|Jennifer Massacci||Permits Office||Dept. of Public Works|
|Denny Robinson||Permits Specialist||Dept. of Mobility & Infrastructure|
|Alan Hausman||Emergency Management Planner||Emergency Management & Homeland Security|
|Lisa Epps||Master Firefighter & Inspector||Bureau of Fire|
|Amera Gilchrist||Deputy Chief||Emergency Medical Services|
|Clarence Trapp||Commander, SDD||Bureau of Police|
|Robert Plata||Police Officer||Bureau of Police – Planning Office|
|Chuck Rompala||Road Operations||Port Authority Transit|
|Jonathan Furman||Lead Park Ranger||Citiparks|