The Patchogue Theatre for Performing Arts’ Board of Directors has added a new member to its ranks.

The Village Board approved a resolution Monday night agreeing to a theater board resolution that allows for a new member that will always be a village trustee.

Mayor Paul Pontieri then appointed Deputy Mayor Jack Krieger to the new position on the nonprofit, which operates the village-owned theater on East Main Street.

Pontieri, along with the rest of the Village Board, agreed to accept the proposal to “[increase] coordination and cooperation between the two entities,” the village resolution reads.

Pontieri selected Krieger because of his continuous efforts over the years to help improve the Theatre.

“He has been a liaison for the theatre board for how long he’s been in office,” said Pontieri.

The theatre board last week adopted its resolution to add the new seat, which will always be reserved for a trustee.

The trustee appointed by the mayor cannot hold executive positions on the board, such as chairperson or vice chair.

The moves follows the appointment of a new executive director and board president. Together the two will be taking Patchogue Theatre for the Performing Arts “in a new creative direction,” according to an announcement made last week.

“I’ve worked with Jack for many years on a variety of projects in the Village of Patchogue, mostly at Patchogue Theatre,” said the board’s newly appointed president, Christopher Capobiano. “I’m looking forward to his experience and insight as he joins the PTPA board.”

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