|Terri L. Cude is the Female Democratic District Leader for the 66th Assembly District, Part B, which includes much of Greenwich Village, NoHo, SoHo and parts of northern Tribeca. Her counterpart for Male DL in the 66th Part B is Dennis J. Gault. Follow us on Facebook at facebook.com/TERRIandDENNIS4Downtown|
District Leaders are unpaid elected officials with several functions:
- to oversee polling places, making sure that all registered Democrats have an opportunity to vote (and helping people register if they have not done so)
- to work as advocates and a connection to local elected officials, focusing on issues throughout the District and helping people get their problems solved
- to help choose judges that will be intelligent and fair on the bench so all can have their day in court
- to participate in the Manhattan Democratic Party meetings and ensure that our communities are well represented
|Many know Terri as a long-term community leader. She started as an organizer in the battle against the NYU2031 overdevelopment plan that will jam two million square feet of buildings into a historic residential area and take away public streetside parks. She is also currently working hard to get better bus service restored to the South and Central Village, lower NoHo, SoHo, Little Italy, Chinatown and downtown NYC. Bus service was cut back in 2010, and residents have had limited options to get around. She was part of the Tour to Restore Bus Service a few years ago, and is still pushing -- working with State Senator Kavanagh and Assemblymember Glick as well as Community Board 2 and other elected officials -- for the MTA to increase bus routes, implement more stops and add more bus frequency so neighbors can move around on public buses!|
Terri also currently serves as the Chair of Community Board 2 Manhattan (CB2), overwhelmingly elected to this spot by her peers on the Board. In just seven years on CB2, she was involved in drafting the CB2 resolution seeking height controls and more affordable housing in the Hudson Square rezoning, is a former Chair of the CB2 Arts & Institutions Committee and Vice Chair of the Land Use (zoning) Committee, and has improved communications between CB2 and the community by taking charge of the CB2 Facebook and Twitter which had not been utilized in several years.
Her priorities are action over words or photo opps, building grassroots collaborations to work for livability issues throughout the area, and increasing the accessibility to information for members of the community.