CAG Membership

How to Join the CAG

If you are interested in joining the Newtown Creek CAG, follow these three steps:
  1. Sign up to follow the Newtown Creek CAG blog by typing your email address into the “follow us by email” section of the right column on this website. Check your email spam filter if you do not receive a confirmation message.
  2. Attend the next CAG meeting, which will be announced on the blog.
  3. Contact the CAG membership chairs. For Brooklyn: Ryan Kuonen at For Queens: Debra Mesloh at

About CAG Membership

Newtown Creek CAG membership is structured on a rolling basis. The Superfund process on Newtown Creek will take many years, and interested stakeholders are encouraged to become CAG members as they learn of and want to fully participate in the process.

The CAG is designed to serve as an ongoing vehicle for information-sharing, discussion, and, where possible, consensus-building regarding decision-making related to the Newtown Creek Superfund Site. Its members represent a diverse cross-section of key stakeholder interests, including affected property owners, concerned residents, local governments, community groups, environmental groups, health experts, the business community, and others as appropriate. Requirements and responsibilities for CAG members are described in the CAG’s Operating Procedures, posted in the Resources tab. The Newtown Creek CAG is led by two co-chairs and a steering committee. More about CAG leadership…

CAG Materials

EPA Response to CAG Letter about Phase II Plan – February
Newtown Creek Alliance letter to NYC DEP on aeration project – February

CAG Letter to EPA about Phase II Plan – December 2

Key Interview Findings – January 12
Newtown Creek Alliance letter to EPA on Combined Sewer Overflow – February 6
Operating Procedures – Ratified June 20

Members of the Newtown Creek CAG

Leah Archibald, EWVIDCO*
Tony Argento, Broadway Stages
Erik Baard, HarborLAB
Patterson Beckwith
Tanya Bley, Resident
Lisa Bloodgood, College Assistant/Student*
Michael Devigne, Maspeth Industrial Business Association (MIBA)
Mike Dulong, Riverkeeper*
Sarah Durand, LaGuardia-CUNY
Willis Elkins, Newtown Creek Alliance**
Katie Ellman, Freelance Media Producer / Full-time Grad School Student
Quincy Ely-Cate, Queens Business Outreach Center/Maspeth Industrial Business Association (MIBA)*
Stephen Fabian, EWVIDCO
Tom Grech, Queens Chamber of Commerce
Ted Gruber, LIC Community Boathouse
Michael Haskell, Columbia University Press
Michael Heimbinder, Newtown Creek Alliance
Brett Herman
Laura Hofmann, Barge Park Pals
Michael Hofmann, Barge Park Pals
Christine Holowacz, Newtown Creek Monitoring Committee*
Ed Kelly, Maritime Association of the Port of NY/NJ*
Bradley Kerr
Louis Kleinman, Waterfront Alliance
Ryan Kuonen, Community Board #1**
Steve Lang, LaGuardia-CUNY
Michael Leete, Resident
Rich Mazur, North Brooklyn Development Corporation*
Dorothy Morehead, Community Board #2
Jan Mun, Newtown Creek Alliance
Johanna Phelps, Landscape Architect
Paul Pullo, United Metro Energy Corp.*
Lori Raphael, Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce
Chrissy Remein, Riverkeeper
Mike Schade, Safer Chemicals, Healthy Families*
Jason Sinapoli
Dewey Thompson, Greenpoint Waterfront Association for Parks and Planning
Teresa Toro, Resident
Mitch Waxman, Newtown Creek Alliance*
Charles Yu, Long Island City Partnership
Kate Zidar, Newtown Creek Alliance
Marina Zurkow
*Steering Committee Member
** Steering Committee Co-Chairs

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