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Rockaway West

(Includes the neighborhoods of Belle Harbor, Neponsit, Rockaway Beach, and Rockaway Park)


The completion of a NY Rising Community Reconstruction Plan is an important step toward rebuilding a more resilient community. Designed and driven by local communities, the plans account for specific needs, opportunities and strategies of cities, towns and villages throughout the State. Each locality is eligible for between $3 million and $25 million of Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funding, as it implements new and innovative strategies that aim to establish a stronger and better future. NOTE: The NY Rising Community Reconstruction plans referenced on these pages are comprehensive planning documents created by and for the affected communities. For this reason, the documents describe projects that were discussed; however, not all of these were selected by the community as priorities to be funded.

Committee Members

  • Noreen Ellis

    Co-Chair.  Noreen is President of the Rockaway Civic Association which represents the areas of Rockaway Park and Rockaway Beach between Beach 129th and Beach 99th Streets. 

  • Joanne Smith

    Co-Chair.  Joann is a resident of Dayton Beach Park in Rockway Park and the former President of the cooperative

  • Amanda Agoglia
  • Stacey Amato
  • Lou Caucig
  • John Cori
  • Hank Iori
  • Philip McManus
  • Dolores Orr
  • Eddy Pastore
  • Danny Ruscillo
  • Karen Sloan-Payne
  • Keith Sullivan
  • Maureen Walsh