In October 2018, the Port Authority announced the JFK Redevelopment Community Advisory Council (the Council), as a part of the Port Authority’s commitment to partnering with the local community around the Redevelopment Program. The Advisory Council includes local elected officials, community boards, clergy, civic and business leaders. To improve outreach to the local community, the JFK Redevelopment has opened the Community Information Center in Jamaica, Queens.

The $19 billion JFK Redevelopment Program includes new state-of the-art terminals that will offer a seamless curb to gate experience and feature unique, locally inspired dining and retail options. The JFK Redevelopment Community Advisory Council, co-chaired by U.S. Rep. Gregory Meeks and Queens Borough President Donovan Richards, works with the Port Authority to expand community outreach efforts and develop community-focused programs to provide meaningful opportunities for local and diverse businesses, MWBEs, students, and jobseekers.

U.S. Rep. Gregory Meeks and Queens Borough President Donovan Richard’s Jr.

  1. U.S. Congressman Gregory W. Meeks, Co-Chair
  2. Queens Borough President Donovan Richards, Co-Chair
  3. State Senator Joseph P. Addabbo, Jr.
  4. State Senator Leroy Comrie
  5. State Senator James Sanders, Jr.
  6. Assembly Member Vivian Cook
  7. Assembly Member Khaleel Anderson
  8. New York City Council Speaker Adrienne Adams
  9. Assembly Member Stacey Pheffer-Amato
  10. Assembly Member Clyde Vanel
  11. Assembly Member Michaelle C. Solages
  12. Council Member Nantasha Williams
  13. Council Member Selvena Brooks-Powers
  14. Community Board 10 – Elizabeth Braton, Chair
  15. Community Board 12 – Rev. Carlene O. Thorbs, Chair
  16. Community Board 13 – Bryan Block, Chair
  17. Community Board 14 – Dolores Orr, Chair
  18. Greater Allen A.M.E Cathedral of New York – Rev. Dr. Floyd H. Flake
  19. Far Rockaway Community Church of Nazarene – Rev. Dr. Leslie Mullings
  20. Greater Springfield Community Church – Rev. Dr. Phil Craig
  21. Calvary Baptist Church – Rev. Victor Hall
  22. NYCAR JFK Committee Chair – Barbara Brown, Chair
  23. Greater Jamaica Development Corporation – Justin Rodgers, President & CEO
  24. Rockaway Development & Revitalization Corporation – Kevin Alexander, President & CEO
  25. Queens Economic Development Corporation – Seth Bornstein, Executive Director
  26. Queens Chamber of Commerce – Thomas Grech, President & CEO
  27. Southeast Queens Chamber of Commerce – Simone Lord, President & CEO
  28. JFK Chamber of Commerce – Al DePhillips, President
  29. NAACP – Jamaica Branch – Candace Prince-Modeste, President
  30. NAACP – Far Rockaway Branch – Audrey Robertson, President
  31. Gateway JFK BID – James Johnson
  32. York College – Dr. Berenecea Johnson Eanes, President
  33. Jamaica Bay Eco-Watchers/Jamaica Bay Conservatory – Daniel Mundy, Vice-President
  34. Black Pilots Association/Tuskegee Airmen – Brian Worthington, Chapter President
  35. United Neighborhood Civic Association – Joyce Denny, President
  36. Eastern Queens Alliance – Gloria Boyce-Charles, Vice-Chair
  37. Tom White Foundation – Bryan White, Executive Director
  38. The Queens Connection Team – Philippa Karteron, Founding Member
  39. Southeast Queens Muslim Collective – Abdus-Salaam Musa, President
  40. AMENY – James Heyliger, President
  41. Port Authority – Rachelle Antoine, Manager, External Affairs & Community Outreach, JFK Redevelopment (ex-officio)
  42. Port Authority – Akshar Patel, Manager, External Affairs & Community Outreach, JFK Redevelopment (ex-officio)
  43. Port Authority – Suzette Bather-Taylor, Program Director, Business Diversity, Aviation Department (ex-officio)
  44. Dr. Stacie NC Grant – JFKR CAC Facilitator