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.
See the Living Breakwaters in the Vulnerable Landscapes Exhibit at Staten Island Museum April 22 – December 30, 2023.
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
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
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.