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Governor’s office of storm recovery (GOSR)

Living Breakwaters Citizens Advisory Committee (CAC)

NEWS & UPCOMING EVENTS

 
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. 

 

RESOURCES

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.
 
To access files related to the environmental review, please visit http://stormrecovery.ny.gov/environmental-docs and scroll to Rebuild by Design.

HOW TO GET INVOLVED

There are many different ways to get involved or provide feedback on the Living Breakwaters and Tottenville Shoreline Protection projects.
  • 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 usLivingbreakwaters@stormrecovery.ny.gov
 

PAST CAC MEETINGS

 

 
Thursday, June 29, 2017 6:30pm to 9:00pm
Public School
555 Page Ave. 
Staten Island, NY
 
 
Wednesday, January 25, 2017 7:00pm to 9:00pm
Public School
555 Page Ave. 
Staten Island, NY
 
Wednesday, February 10, 2016
7:00 to 9:00 pm
Our Lady Help of Christians
23 Summit Street
Staten Island, NY
Thursday, September 29, 2016
7:00pm to 9:00pm
PS6
555 Page Ave.
Staten Island, NY
 
Wednesday, November 18 
7:00 to 9:00 pm
Our Lady Help of Christians
23 Summit Street
Staten Island, NY 
Wednesday, May 25, 2016
7:00pm to 9:00pm
PS 6
555 Page Ave.
Staten Island, NY
 
(Kick-off meeting) - July 16, 2015

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. Up to 25 members may serve on the CAC. 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 will serve an advisory role and will not replace direct public input or public engagement events and workshops. All CAC meetings are open to the public. 

Get to know the CAC

Members of the CAC include:

James Pistilli  (Co-Chair)

Victoria Cerullo  (Co-Chair)

Debra Amoroso                 

Phyllis Broughton

Catherine Cramer

Kerry  Halvorsen

Albert Klingele 

Michael Kress

John Malizia

Nicole Nigro       

Pamela Pettyjohn           

Anthony Reinhart            

Frank Santarpia                

Bill Shadel           

Diane Silverman

Veronica Petersen

Michele Moore

Lauren Cosgrove

Dianne Mattioli

Ayman Farid

 

LEARN MORE ABOUT
THE LIVING BREAKWATERS PROJECT

LEARN MORE ABOUT THE TOTTENVILLE 
SHORELINE PROTECTION PROJECT

NEWS & RESOURCES

 

 

 

$15.8 Billion

in economic output from the new jobs