The Centerport Harbor Civic Association was incorporated in 1984 by Centerport residents Stan & Gloria Wertheimer. The purpose of this NYS recognized homeowners’ association is as follows:
“The purpose of the CHCA is to exercise, promote, and protect the privileges and interests of the residents of the hamlet of Centerport; to foster a healthy interest in the civic affairs of the community; to develop good citizenship; and to inquire into civic abuses and to seek redress thereof; and to secure by lawful means greater government accountability to taxpayers. The CHCA shall endeavor to share information impacting the well being of the community, and to support the concerns of its citizens. The CHCA shall be non-partisan and apolitical.”
Stan & Gloria were responsible for many of the improvements Centerport residents enjoy today, including Heron Park and Grist Mill Park on Mill Dam. Through their civic action, they have been instrumental in keeping Centerport the community we know and love. Many thanks to Stan and Gloria with best wishes for many happy years to come.
The CHCA was reorganized in January, 2019, after the Wertheimers retired from their leadership of the organization. Nominations for CHCA officers were accepted and seconded in a public meeting, and a vote was held in public session on January 22, 2019 at the Harborfields Library. By a show of hands, the officers were elected to serve as unpaid volunteers for a term of two years (through 1-22-21).
In January, 2021, the Officers and Advisory Board members for 2021 were presented to the members who voted by email. The Executive Committee (Officers and Advisory Board) elected by a majority of the vote are:
Co-Presidents: Dr. Catherine Knight and Mr. Tom Knight
Vice President: Mr. George Pullis
Secretary: Mrs. Debra Amoruso
Treasurer (acting): Mr. Tom Knight
Advisory Board: Mr. Robert Berding, Mrs. Betsy Cambria, Mr. Steve Goldstein, Mr. Bob Lopez, Mr. Robert Schwartz, Mr. Stan Wertheimer (Emeritus), Mrs. Mary Werner, Ms. Anne Wesp, and Mrs. Judith White.
On January 1, 2021, the CHCA’s membership voted to adopt a revised set of By-Laws: