Honoring William Abramsonby Representative Eliot L. Engel
Posted on 2013-12-19
of new york
in the house of representatives
Thursday, December 19, 2013
Mr. ENGEL. Mr. Speaker, William Abramson was born and raised in the
Bronx and today is being honored by the Riverdale Jewish Community
Relations Council with the Community Builder Award for his commitment
to the community.
His commitment is impressive. Bill was President of the Board of Directors of the Riverdale YM-YWHA for four years and is now the Chairman of the Board. He is a Past President of the Benjamin Franklin Reformed Democratic Club and is presently a member of the Van Courtland Park Conservancy.
He served as Chairman of Community Board No. 8 in the Bronx for three years, and was the impetus for the creation of the 197-A plan, a system by which city agencies and local groups inspire area growth. He received the 2000 David Rockefeller Fellowship for helping to develop top private sector leaders and engage them in New York City's public arena. He is also Vice President of the Union Square Partnership, and a member of The Greenwich Village Chelsea Chamber of Commerce and Village Alliance.
He has been selected several times as ``Commander for the Day'' by the Policeman's Association and ``Principal for a Day'' by PENCIL. Mayor Bloomberg appointed Bill to the Workforce Investment Board, where he is on the Strategic Planning Committee.
Bill is an adjunct professor at New York University, teaching Facility Management and Leadership in Management. Bill has served as president of his condominium board in Riverdale for over five years. He has done numerous residential and commercial deals, serving on Real Estate Board of New York's, REBNY, Residential Rental Committee, and REBNY's Retail Committees.
Bill is committed to making a positive difference in his community, the places he works at, and the people he works with and for. It is my pleasure to join with the Riverdale Jewish Community Relations Council in honoring Bill Abramson with the Community Builders Award for his years of dedicated service to his community and his city.