Community Advisory Council Committees

COMMITTEE DESCRIPTIONS

Business Development Committee

Co-chaired by New York State Senator James Sanders and Hope Knight, President & CEO of Greater Jamaica Development Corporation, the Business Development Committee advises on issues relevant to the business community. Ensuring that there is access to contracting opportunities and that resources are made available for local and/or MWBE businesses are key focal points.

Career/Workforce Development Committee

Co-chaired by New York State Senator Leroy Comrie and Kevin Alexander, President & CEO of Rockaway Development and Revitalization Corporation, the Career/Workforce Development Committee provides guidance regarding pathways to aviation careers and workforce training to enable local residents to obtain jobs through the redevelopment program.

Environmental Stewardship Committee

Co-chaired by Assemblywoman Stacey Pheffer-Amato and Barbara Brown, Co-Chair of the New York Community Aviation Roundtable, the Environmental Stewardship Committee makes recommendations for potential community initiatives to mitigate environmental impacts related to the JFK Redevelopment.

Education Committee

Co-chaired by Assemblywoman Alicia Hyndman and Dr. Marcia Keizs, President of York College, the Education Committee is focused on providing suggestions for educational enrichment and immersion in the aviation/STEAM fields from Kindergarten through college and beyond.