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NYS Senate Task Force on Hurricane Sandy Recovery to Meet at New York City Hall

Published on January 30, 2013 · Filed Under Uncategorized 


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(Long Island, N.Y.) The New York State Senate Bipartisan Task Force on Hurricane Sandy Recovery will meet at City Hall tomorrow Thursday, January 31, 2013, with government leaders and representatives from businesses and not-for-profit organizations to discuss storm damage and recovery efforts in Staten Island and Brooklyn.

Senators and local leaders scheduled to attend the round table include:

  • Senate Independent Democratic Conference Leader Jeffrey D. Klein (D-Bronx/Westchester)
  • Senate Task Force Co-Chair Andrew Lanza (R,I,C-Staten Island)
  • Senate Task Force Co-Chair Senator Malcolm Smith (D-Queens)
  • Senator Martin J. Golden (R-Brooklyn)
  • Senator Diane Savino (D-Staten Island/Brooklyn)
  • Senator Lee Zeldin (R,C,I-Shirley)
  • Senator Phil Boyle (R,C,I-Suffolk County)
  • Assemblyman Joseph Borelli
  • New York State Department of Financial Services Superintendent Benjamin Lawsky and Senior Advisor Marty Schwartzman
  •  Gregorio Mayers and Tokumbo Shombowale from the New York City Special Initiative for Rebuilding and Resiliency
  •  Brooklyn Borough President Representatives including Deputy Borough President Sandra Chapman and Director of Community Services/Seniors Nan Blackshear
  • Representatives from the NYPD and FDNY
  • Building and Construction Trades Council of Greater New York President Gary LaBarbera
  • College of Staten Island Interim President Dr. William Fritz
  • Red Cross of Greater New York CEO Josh Lockwood and Alexander Lutz, Jr.
  • Staten Island Legal Services Co-Director of the Homeowner Defense Project Margaret Becker
  • Queens Legal Services Project Director Jennifer Ching
  • Leticia Remauro of Staten Island Community Board 1
  • Richard Melnyk of Continental Home Loans
  • Astella Development Corporation Executive Director Judy Orlando
  • John Tabacco of the Staten Island Sandy Relief Citizens Committee
  • Coney Island Gospel Assembly Pastor Constance Hulla
  • The Nature Conservancy Chief Conservation and External Affairs Officer Stuart Gruskin
  • Muhammed Acikgoz of the Turkish Cultural Center Staten Island
  • Kristina Baldwin of the Property Casualty Insurers Assoc. of America
  • Jeff Greenfield of the Council of Insurance Brokers of Greater New York
  • Gary Henning of the American Insurance Association
  • New York Insurance Association President Ellen Melchionni
  • Small business owners

The Senate task force was formed to help develop short- and long-term plans to address challenges facing communities in the wake of the damage from the devastating storm. This is the fourth meeting of the task force.

The first meeting was held in Rockaway, Queens, in December. Tours and meetings also took place in and around Freeport, Nassau County, and Nanuet, Rockland County. The meeting is set to take place Thursday, January 31, 2013 with media availability at 2 p.m. and a Round-table meeting at 2:30 p.m. at New York City Hall, 250 Broadway, New York, NY 10007. Task Force media availability will take place on the City Hall Steps with the Round-table meeting in the Senate Majority Coalition’s 19th Floor Office.


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