CB1 votes out Arline Parks, elects new chairperson Clarisa Alayeto

On Thursday, Community Board 1 — which covers the South Bronx neighborhoods of Mott Haven, Melrose and Port Morris — elected Clarisa Alayeto as its new chairperson, bringing to a close Arline Parks’ run in leadership.

Alayeto, 41, beat out Parks by just three votes and was installed in her new role immediately. 

In an interview with the Bronx Times Friday, she said she wants board members to feel they’re not “just attending meetings” but having a real stake in their community.