THE CITIZENS ADVISORY COMMITTEE (CAC)
The Living Breakwaters CAC was officially formed in July 2015, and is comprised of local and regional stakeholders with diverse backgrounds. GOSR encouraged applications from all variety of individuals and organizations in order to represent the diverse community of Staten Island and the region who the project will serve. Representatives were selected by the State through on-line and paper application submissions. The CAC has two designated Co-Chairs. The committee serves an advisory role and does not replace direct public input or public engagement events and workshops. All CAC meetings are open to the public.
UPCOMING MEETINGS AND EVENTS
See the Living Breakwaters in the Vulnerable Landscapes Exhibit at Staten Island Museum April 22 – December 30, 2023.
Join us on Saturday, May 20th for a Beach Cleanup and Shorewalk in Conference House Park! Click here to download the event flyer
- Beach Cleanup hosted by NYC H2O 10am-12pm; meet at the end of Page Ave; Click here to sign up.
- Shorewalk & Construction Progress Update on Living Breakwaters 12:30 – 1:30 PM; meet at the Conference House Park Beach; no need to register in advance (There will be someone at the Conference House Park Visitor Center at 12:15 for those walking from the Visitor Center).
PAST CAC MEETINGS
Living Breakwaters CAC Briefing
Living Breakwaters Shorewalk #2
Living Breakwaters CAC Meeting #12
Living Breakwaters CAC Meeting #11
Living Breakwaters Shorewalk #1
Living Breakwaters CAC Meeting #10
Living Breakwaters CAC Meeting #9
Living Breakwaters CAC Meeting #8
Living Breakwaters CAC Meeting #7
Living Breakwaters CAC Meeting #6
Living Breakwaters CAC Meeting #5
Living Breakwaters CAC Meeting #4
Living Breakwaters CAC Meeting #3
Living Breakwaters CAC Meeting #2
Living Breakwaters CAC Meeting #1
GET TO KNOW THE CAC
- Members of the CAC include:
- James Pistilli (Co-Chair)
- Victoria Cerullo (Co-Chair)
- Debra Amoroso
- Catherine Cramer
- Kerry Halvorsen
- Albert Klingele
- Michael Kress
- John Malizia
- Farid Kader
- Hui Ling Lim
- Nicole Nigro
- Pamela Pettyjohn
- Anthony Reinhart
- Frank Santarpia
- Bill Shadel
- Diane Silverman
- Veronica Petersen
- Michele Moore
- Lauren Cosgrove
- Bill Shadel
- Dianne Mattioli
- Ayman Farid
HOW TO GET INVOLVED
- Attend a Community Advisory Committee or Public Meeting: Meetings are held approximately every three months and are open to the public. Meetings are typically held in Tottenville, Staten Island and the date, time and specific location of each meeting will be posted in advance on this website.
- Attend a beach walk or other event: In addition to meetings, we regularly host other events to get to know about different aspects of the project. Visit this website for regular announcements of upcoming events.
- Email us: [email protected]
Check the news & events page of this website for upcoming events!
NEWS AND RESOURCES
See the presentation from the March 6th CAC meeting.
Living Breakwaters exhibit installed at the Conference House Park Visitor Center
Visit the Conference House Park Visitor Center for an exhibit on the Living Breakwaters project including the latest design. View an animated model describing the current Breakwaters Design and the Breakwater Design Process. After you visit the exhibit, take a shore walk with the shore tour brochure to understand the coastal processes at work and risks to the Staten Island Shoreline that the project is aiming to address.
OTHER EVENTS & MATERIALS
GOSR and its design partner SCAPE Landscape Architecture have hosted a variety of other events in addition to the CAC meetings to provide information on the project and get feedback. These include site walks on the shoreline where the project will be implemented.
Shoreline Walk brochure >>
PROJECT ENVIRONMENTAL DOCUMENTS
The project design objectives are directly related to the project purpose and need as documented in the Final Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) scoping document. GOSR is preparing a single EIS is being prepared for the combined Living Breakwaters and Tottenville Shoreline Protection projects. The purpose and need is laid out in the Coastal and Social Resiliency Initiatives for Tottenville Shoreline, Staten Island, NY - Environmental Impact Statement Final Scope of Work, released on April 1, 2016.
For more information, or if you have an questions, please view 20 Frequently Asked Questions.
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