New Dorp Beach Civic Association Formed To Help Staten Island Community Hard-Hit By Superstorm Sandy

Group plans to provide awareness as to the resources available to the community; plans to continue as permanent organization

Assemblywoman Malliotakis swears in Sandy Sciacchetano as Secretary, Cindy DiSalvo as Vice President, Nicole Romano-Levine as President, Lori Mantovi as Treasurer, and Joseph Sciacchetano (behind) as Sergeant-at-Arms.

NEW DORP BEACH, STATEN ISLAND – A Staten Island community hard-hit by Superstorm Sandy has come together to form the New Dorp Beach Civic Association. The goal of the not-for-profit community organization will be to help the residents of New Dorp Beach to become aware of the resources available to them in the wake of Superstorm Sandy.

“After Superstorm Sandy, the need for community representation became evident. That is why we formed the New Dorp Beach Civic Association,” said Nicole Romano-Levine, the group’s founding President. “The group plans to remain in action long after the community’s needs concerning Sandy have been rectified.”

The organization officially incorporated in April and held its first Installation of Officers this past Wednesday. Assemblywoman Nicole Malliotakis (R,C,I-East Shore) presided over the installation.

“It was an honor to perform the induction ceremony for the executive board. Staten Island’s civic associations do such great work for our community and, following Sandy, New Dorp Beach saw the opportunity and need to form a group to discuss and address the issues residents have been facing.” said Malliotakis. “Nicole and her founding members did an amazing job in getting this off the ground so quickly. It’s backbreaking work but, despite personal struggles at home, they were able to pack the room. I look forward to working with the New Dorp Beach Civic in the years to come.”

“We want our community to become whole again. We know that with time and the cooperation from various government agencies and other organizations we will accomplish this goal. People are still suffering from the effects of Sandy, and it is vital that people know all of the information and resources available to them. For now, this is the Civic’s top priority,” Romano-Levine said.