Lark Street BID Board of Directors

The Lark Street BID has eleven members on its Board of Directors.  Eight are elected by BID Members at the Annual Meeting in the following membership classes:

  • Six (6) directors shall be owners of commercial or residential property;
  • One (1) director representing tenants pursuant to a commercial lease
  • One (1) director representing tenants pursuant to a residential lease.
  • Three (3) directors with one member appointed by each of the following: the Mayor of the City of Albany, the Common Council of the City of Albany, and the Comptroller of the City of Albany.
Board members serve 2 years terms.

The remaining three seats are reserved for representatives of the Mayor, Albany Common Council, and the City Comptrollers Office. They serve at the pleasure of the appointer.

Board Officers:

Dan Atkins (Acting Chair)      |      Darius Shahinfar (Acting Vice-Chairman & Treasurer)      |      Laura Bianchino (Secretary)

Commercial/Residential Owners (6):
  • Dan Atkins (Commercial – Oh Bar)
  • Jeff Gritsavage (Residential)
  • Elissa Halloran (Commercial – Elissa Halloran Designs)
  • Will Phan (Commercial – LAX)
  • Laura Bianchino (Commercial – Lark Tavern)
  • Open Seat- Commercial Owner
Commercial Tenant (1):

August Rosa (Brew)

Residential Tenant (1):

Joseph Berben

City Representatives (3):
  • Richard Conti (Albany Common Council Member & President Pro Tempore)
  • Darius Shahinfar (City Treasurer)
  • Bill Brandow

Shauna Collins
Executive Director

Jevan Dollard
Assistant Executive Director