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EMBCA & AHEPA District 6 host webinar for homeowners, businesses, and individuals who may receive summonses in New York City

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By George Zouvelos

New York City, New York — EMBCA, the Eastern Mediterranean Business and Culture Alliance held a successful, and informative webinar on Thursday, February 25, 2021, hosting the guest speaker from the “New York City Office of Administrative Trials and Hearings (OATH) Commissioner, and the City of New York Chief Administrative Judge Hon. Jodi Kletter, along with her agency. The event was moderated by Richard Khuzami, who is the President of Old Astoria Neighborhood Association.

EMBCA, along with its event associated partners, offered this webinar to all New Yorkers, as a community service for homeowners, businesses, and or individuals to gain some much needed insight for those who may receive a summons (not a transit, traffic, parking or speeding ticket etc.)  within the City of New York. The recorded live broadcast event can be viewed here:

“I am very thankful that the New York City leadership of the Hellenic Greek community invited me to speak at this multicultural, and diverse citywide grassroots webinar event. OATH’s continuing mission is to provide fair and neutral administrative proceedings, which protect the due process rights of all litigants-the public at large. Matters adjudicated at OATH are akin to civil trials without a jury. The procedural rules are streamlined, but pre-trial discovery is available,” stated Commissioner Kletter.

The event was in association with George Zouvelos, the elected AHEPA NY State District Six Warden, and the Executive Producer of Fiat Lux Pictures and Film Studios; the AHEPA Hermes Ch. No. 186 of Astoria New York City; the Old Astoria Neighborhood Association; AHEPA New York Empire State District 6; Dimitris Filippidis, a radio host and journalist from Hellas-FM Hellenic Radio; George Alexiou, the President of the Greek American Homeowners Association; the American Sephardic Federation; the Greater Harlem Chamber of Commerce; the Manhattan, Brooklyn, Bronx, Queens, and Staten Island Chambers of Commerce; and other community and business leaders. Moreover, New York State Senator Andrew Gounardes, and New York Assembly Member Michael Tannousis were invited as attendees.

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“Over 50,000 different types of violations can be issued by more than a dozen New York City agencies to individuals, homeowners and businesses. That is why I deemed it crucial and agreed to host this informative and free event, in association with our grassroots community and business partners,” stated Louis Katsos the President/Founder of EMBCA Eastern Mediterranean Business and Culture Alliance, the NY State Governor of #AHEPA District 6, Member of the Board of the Greater Harlem Chamber of Commerce.

The “NYC Office of Administrative Trials and Hearings (OATH) Community Service” Panel Discussion event was organized by George Zouvelos, along with OATH Deputy Commissioner of Legislative Affairs John Castelli Esq., and Special Assistant to the Commissioner Rachel Amar, who together with other OATH staff assisted in organizing this Public Service free event.

“Only by continually working together, we will keep making New York City an amazing place to live, raise families, and own businesses,” stated George Zouvelos. 

For more information contact: w[email protected], George Zouvelos


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