STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. — A nonprofit management professional, David McGoy has worked with many executive directors in his career. But he never wanted to be an executive director himself — until now.
The Livingston resident has been unanimously voted in as interim executive director of Sandy Ground, the nation’s oldest free Black settlement still inhabited by descendants of its pioneers, which is located in the heart of Rossville.
“I think [Sandy Ground] is the one thing that really gives me the motivation to be an executive director because of what Sandy Ground means to Staten Island. It’s personally meaningful, and it also means a lot to a lot of people here,” he said.