Many people see situations and lament that “somebody should do something.” One person who is doing something to make New York City a better place is Craig Hammerman, an “extraordinary” volunteer who inspires, motivates and organizes citizens to solve problems, improve lives and build stronger communities.
Hammerman’s volunteer positions have included the New York State Foundation for Science, Technology and Innovation (NYSTAR) Director; New York City Commission on Public Information and Communications (COPIC) Commissioner; President of the Association of Brooklyn District Managers; Ombudsman for the Public School 372 Parent Teacher Association Executive Board; Park Slope Civic Council Trustee; Vice President of the 78th Precinct Community Council; honorary member of the New York Police Department’s Honor Legion; Chairman of the Board for the Prospect Park Track Club; and Founder and Executive Director of Friends of Brooklyn Community Board 6, Inc.
His diligent efforts to empower communities have been recognized by many organizations including the Cobble Hill Association, the Park Slope Civic Council, the Park Slope Chamber of Commerce and the Brooklyn Independent Democrats.
For his tireless work to improve the lives of countless people in the Big Apple, the New York City Hall of Fame inducted Craig Hammerman into its first class of honorees. His photo and a brief bio are on the nychalloffame.org website along with the other inductees.
The purpose of the NYC Hall of Fame is to honor remarkable New Yorkers who have contributed to the betterment of the city and will, in turn, serve as role models for our children.
All New Yorkers are welcome to submit nominations via this website.