We welcomed over 550 people and had 50 city agencies, cultural organizations and community groups in attendance. Constituents also got help with quality-of-life issues from our staff and representatives of city agencies. Cheech-a-Cini’s and John’s Catering food trucks were also on site selling yummy bites to those who attended. A shuttle was provided to the event by New York Wheel/Empire Outlets and Historic Richmond Town.
“This event has evolved into more than just an open house,” noted BP Oddo. “We were thrilled to take our show on the road this year and showcase even more organizations working to improve life on Staten Island. Constituents were able to see what we’ve been working on, get help with their concerns and become a little more involved in their community. We as an office pride ourselves on being open and transparent, and this event is one way for us to be accessible to all Staten Islanders. Thank you to all the organizations who participated and all who attended.”
If you weren't able to attend the event, check out www.statenislandusa.com/directconnect2017 for a look at our informational boards on the major initiatives we are tackling right now.