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 Mark Shames, Chair CB6 Environmental Committee
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 Sean Dixon, Staff Attorney
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
Theresa Davis Gowanus
Lucy DeCarlo Carroll Gardens
Eymund Diegel Consultant Gowanus
Stefan Doering Consultant Park Slope
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