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Downtown Revitalization Citizens Advisory Panel

Downtowns are an important part of sustainable growth in Suffolk County and help to define our communities and quality of life. The Suffolk County Downtown Revitalization Panel was created to advise the County on issues affecting the resurgence and economic viability of our downtowns and business districts. The Panel recommended the creation of a funding program that will help towns, villages and community organizations expand on their efforts to enhance their downtowns, attract visitors and shoppers into the area, and thereby stimulate economic activity in these important centers. Since its inception the Downtown Revitalization Grant Program has funded projects including projects such as street lights, sidewalks, public restrooms, off street parking lots and renovating alleyways which lead from parking areas to the main street.

To administer the competitive Downtown Revitalization Grant Program and to make recommendations for funding to the Suffolk County Legislature

To facilitate dialogue and to share best practices on issues that affect the viability, safety and economic stability of the downtown areas.

To hear and learn from speakers on issues that affect the viability of the business community such as financing, energy, business planning and marketing.

Applications and Instructions

Suffolk County Executive Steven Bellone and the Suffolk County Downtown Revitalization Citizens Advisory Panel are pleased to announce the availability of the Downtown Revitalization Round 15 Grant Applications. Eligible applicants must be local business or community groups partnering with a local municipality (town or village). The application incorporates the Panel’s intent to support projects that will have an important and sustainable impact on downtowns and business districts. All applications will be reviewed and scored via a merit based grading system.Applications are due by 4:30 pm on May 26, 2017.

The Round 15 application and instructions are available to applicants by clicking on these links:

Downtown Revitalization Round 15 Grant APPLICATION

Downtown Revitalization Round 15 Grant GUIDELINES 

Additional Information

Downtown Revitalization Round 15 Press Release

Downtown Revitalization Round 15 Application Information Session

Downtown Revitalization Summary Sheet


Meetings

Meetings begin at 4pm and are held at the H. Lee Dennison Bldg., 2nd floor Planning conference room unless otherwise noted.


2017 Meeting Schedule

January - no meeting

February 27

March 27

May 22

June 26

July 10

July 24

August 14 (if needed)

September - no meeting

October 23

November 27

Members

Member

Representing

Regina Zara, Suffolk County Department of Economic Development and Planning (Chair)

SC County Executive

Peter Lambert, Suffolk County Planning

SC Planning Director

Steven Shauger, Riverhead Business Improvement District Management Association

Leg. Albert Krupski

Susan Von Freddi, Hampton Bays Beautification Association

Leg. Bridget Fleming

Jon Siebert, Friends of Shirley and the Mastics

Leg. Kate Browning

Robert L. Martinez, Legislative District # 4            

Leg. Tom Muratore

Barbara Russell, Brookhaven Town Historian

Leg. Kara Hahn

Lori Baldassare, Mount Sinai Heritage Trust

Leg. Sarah Anker

Dennis Smith, Patchogue Business Improvement District

Leg. Robert Calarco

Kay Cameron, Sayville Chamber of Commerce

Leg. William Lindsay III

Florence Joyner, Opportunities Industrialization Center of Suffolk, Inc.            

Leg. Monica Martinez

Robert Moses Kuri, Town of Islip – Community Development Agency

Leg. Tom Cilmi

Donna Periconi, Greater Bay Shore Chamber of Commerce & BID

Leg. Thomas Barraga

Gina Coletti, Nesconset Chamber of Commerce

Leg. Leslie Kennedy

Adam Wood, Kings Park Chamber of Commerce

Leg. Robert Trotta

Jo Ann Boettcher, Lindenhurst Chamber of Commerce

Leg. Kevin McCaffrey

John Di Liberto, Amityville Chamber of Commerce & Historical Society

Leg. DuWayne Gregory

Walter Rabe, Greenlawn Civic Association

Leg. Steve Stern

Jennifer Casey, Huntington Economic Development Corporation

Leg. Lou D’Amaro

Keith Barrett, Huntington Station BID

Leg. William Spencer

Minutes

2016








March 28, 2016

April 18, 2016

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

June 20, 2016

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

July 11, 2016








July 25, 2016

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

October 24, 2016

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

November 28, 2016