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:
|Brian Katze||Special Events Manager||Dept. of Public Safety|
|John J. Chapman||Special Events Coordinator||Dept. of Public Safety|
|Bill Crean||Streets Superintendent||Dept. of Public Works|
|Justin Salinetro||Operations Manager||Dept. of Public Works|
|Alan Asbury||Permits Specialist||Dept. of Public Works|
|Alan Hausman||Emergency Management Planner||Emergency Management & Homeland Security|
|Lisa Epps||Master Firefighter & Inspector||Bureau of Fire|
|Amera Gilchrist||Assistant Chief||Emergency Medical Services|
|Clarence Trapp||Commander, SDD||Bureau of Police|
|Chuck Rompala||Road Operations||Port Authority Transit|
|Julie Reiland||Gov’t & PR Liaison||Permits, Licenses, & Inspections|
|Jonathan Furman||Lead Park Ranger||Citiparks|