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Governor’s Office of Storm Recovery (GOSR)

Living Breakwaters Citizens Advisory Committee (CAC)

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 CAC MEETINGS

Please check back for information about future meetings.

PAST CAC MEETINGS

Living Breakwaters CAC Meeting #9
Wednesday, July 18, 2018
7 p.m. to 9 p.m.
CYO of Staten Island - Mount Loretto
6581 Hyland Blvd.
Staten Island, NY
TOTTENVILLE SHORELINE DISPLAY
LIVING BREAKWATERS DISPLAY
BREAKWATER ADDITIONAL MATERIAL

Living Breakwaters CAC Meeting #8
Tuesday, March 6, 2018
6:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Public School 6
555 Page Avenue
Staten Island, NY
PRESENTATION

Living Breakwaters CAC Meeting #7
Thursday, June 29, 2017
6:30pm to 9:00pm
Public School
555 Page Ave. 
Staten Island, NY
PRESENTATION

Living Breakwaters CAC Meeting #6
Wednesday, January 25, 2017
7:00pm to 9:00pm
Public School
555 Page Ave. 
Staten Island, NY

Living Breakwaters CAC Meeting #5
Thursday, September 29, 2016
7:00pm to 9:00pm
PS6
555 Page Ave.
Staten Island, NY
PRESENTATION

Living Breakwaters CAC Meeting #4
Wednesday, May 25, 2016
7:00pm to 9:00pm
PS6
555 Page Ave.
Staten Island, NY
PRESENTATION

Living Breakwaters CAC Meeting #3
Wednesday, February 10, 2016
7:00 to 9:00 pm
Our Lady Help of Christians
23 Summit Street
Staten Island, NY
PRESENTATION

Living Breakwaters CAC Meeting #2
Wednesday, November 18 
7:00 to 9:00 pm
Our Lady Help of Christians
23 Summit Street
Staten Island, NY
AGENDA
PRESENTATION

Living Breakwaters CAC Meeting #1
(Kick-off meeting) Thursday, July 16, 2015
7:00 PM to 9:00pm
CYO-MIV Community Center
6541 Hylan Boulevard
Staten Island, NY
AGENDA
PRESENTATION
MEETING MINUTES

 

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

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 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.

See the Presentation >>

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.

Visit the Exhibit >>

 

OTHER EVENTS & MATERIALS

Site Walks

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.

 
To access files related to the environmental review, please visit our Environmental Docs page and scroll to Rebuild by Design.

For more information, or if you have an questions, please view 20 Frequently Asked Questions.

 

LEARN MORE ABOUT
THE LIVING BREAKWATERS PROJECT

LEARN MORE ABOUT THE TOTTENVILLE 
SHORELINE PROTECTION PROJECT

COMMUNITY ADVISORY COMMITTEE (CAC),
NEWS & RESOURCES