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Citizens Advisory Committee


The Long Island Sound Study (LISS) Citizens Advisory Committee (CAC) is a volunteer organization that provides ongoing advice to the Federal, state, and local government Management Conference partners working on implementing the Comprehensive Conservation and Management Plan (CCMP) for the restoration and protection of Long Island Sound. The CAC is governed by its Bylaws enacted in 1988, and last amended in 2006.

Membership on the CAC is open to individuals representing environmental organizations, businesses, industries, local governments, and other public and private organizations in Connecticut and New York with a demonstrable interest in the restoration and protection of the Sound and its ecosystems.

The CAC meets quarterly on the second Thursday of March, June, September, and December in New York City and Stamford, Connecticut. Meetings are open to the public. Membership is limited to 60 voting members, who are approved by the CAC. Members are committed to the restoration and protection of the Sound, and must abide by the CAC Bylaws to remain in good standing.

Committee Members


  • Curt Johnson, CT Fund for the Environment/ Save the Sound, CT Co-chair
  • Nancy Seligson, Town of Mamaroneck, NY Co-chair

New York

  • Patricia Aitken, Whaling Museum and Education Center at Cold Spring Harbor
  • Sarah Deonarine, Manhasset Bay Protection Committee
  • Paul DeOrsay, Friends of the Bay
  • Carol DiPaolo, Coalition to Save Hempstead Harbor
  • Kay Eisenman, Westchester County Department of Planning
  • William Evanzia, J. B. E. Associates
  • Daniel Fucci, Nassau County Public Works Department
  • Martin Garrell, PhD, Adelphi University
  • Sara Goddard, Federated Conservationists of Westchester County
  • George Hoffman, Setauket Harbor Task Force
  • Jim Hutchinson, New York Sportfishing Federation
  • Philip Ingerman, Town of Huntington
  • Sean Mahar, Audubon New York
  • Boyd McDonald, MWH Americas Inc.
  • David Miller, NYLCEF
  • Maureen Dolan Murphy, Citizens Campaign for the Environment
  • Daniel Natchez, Daniel S. Natchez & Associates
  • Erin Reilly, Town of North Hempstead
  • Eric Swenson, Hempstead Harbor Protection Committee
  • Jaime Van Dyke, Town of Oyster Bay Dept. of Environmental Resources


  • Allen Berrien, Milford Harbor Marina
  • Chantal Collier, The Nature Conservancy
  • Tanya M. Court, The Business Council of Fairfield County
  • Sarah Crosby, Harbor Watch
  • Katie Cubina, Mystic Aquarium
  • Brian Davis, The Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk
  • Fred Grimsey, Save the River/Save the Hills
  • Flip Huffard, Darien Advisory Comm. on Coastal Waters
  • Abbie McAllister, Saybrook Point Inn & Spa
  • Joel Rinebold, Joel M. Rinebold LLC
  • Dianne Selditch, SoundWaters, Inc.
  • Daniel Snyder, Shoreline Shellfish, LLC
  • Tim Visel, The Sound School
  • Howard Weiss, PhD, Project Oceanology
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