If you are interested in joining the Gowanus Canal Community Advisory Group, please let us know! Fill out the application form here and we will get back to you shortly with the next steps.

Organizational Members:

Organization Representative
Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce*  
Carroll Gardens Association  Buddy Scotto
Carroll Gardens Coalition for Respectful Development (CORD)  Rita Miller
Carroll Gardens Neighborhood Association  Maria Pagano, Chair
Cobble Hill Association  Jerry Armer
Community Board 6  Hildegaard Link
Families United for Racial & Economic Equality (FUREE)  Beverly Corbin
Fifth Avenue Committee  Michelle de la Uz, Executive Director
Friends and Residents of Greater Gowanus (FROGG)  Marlene Donnelly
Friends of Douglass/Greene Park, Inc.  Sabine Aronowsky
Good Shepherd Services*  
Gowanus Alliance  Paul Basile
Gowanus By Design  David Briggs
Gowanus Canal Community Development Corporation  TBD
Gowanus Canal Conservancy  Andrea Parker
Gowanus Dredgers Canoe Club  Brad Vogel
Gowanus Neighborhood Association/Gowanus-4-Life  Betty Lester
Gowanus Tenants Association  Ed Tyree
NYCHA Communities United  JoeAnn Brown
Park Slope Neighbors  Eric McClure
Pratt Institute*  
Proteus Gowanus  Ute Zimmerman
Red Hook Civic Association  John McGettrick, Co-chair
Red Hook East Tenants Association*  
Red Hook West Tenants Association*  
Riverkeeper  Chrissy Remein
Sierra Club  Diane Buxbaum, Chair, Gowanus Canal Committee
South Brooklyn Local Development Corporation  Erica Stoltz
Southwest Brooklyn Industrial Development Corporation  David Meade
Waterfront Alliance  Louis Kleinman
Wyckoff Gardens Tenants Association/Public Housing Communities, Inc.*  

* Organization is not currently active with CAG.


At-Large Members:

Name Occupation Affiliation (if any) Neighborhood
 Joseph Alexiou Author, Historian    
 Jewel Barker     Gowanus
 Beth Bingham UrbanPlanner   Boerum Hill
 Kelsey Butterworth Podcasting Gowanus Dredgers Canoe Club Prospect Heights
 Theresa Davis     Gowanus
 Lucy DeCarlo     Carroll Gardens
 Eymund Diegel Consultant   Gowanus
 George Fiala Newspaper Publisher   Red Hook
 Rafael Gomez de Luna Marketing   Gowanus
 Victoria Hagman Real Estate agent   Red Hook
 Nekia Jones     Gowanus
 Katia Kelly Citizen Journalist Local blog, FROGG, CORD Carroll Gardens
 Linda Mariano   FROGG Gowanus
 Margaret Maugenest     Gowanus
 Trudy Milburn     Carroll Gardens
 Lizzie Olesker   Friends of Bond, FROGG Carroll Gardens/Gowanus
 Triada Samaras   CORD Carroll Gardens
 Debra Scotto Developer Clemente Realty Carroll Gardens