About RIRA

The purposes of the Roosevelt Island Residents Association (RIRA) are: 
  1. To represent the interests of its members to all governmental, quasi-governmental and private institutions that develop policy affecting Roosevelt Island and its residents; that supervise or manage our housing and that supervise or manage other Island operations; and
  2. To ensure that the health, safety and welfare of its members and the quality of life in our community are maintained and improved.
Over the years, RIRA has represented the residents of Roosevelt Island in negotiations with the State of New York and other official entities. It is recognized as the official representative of Island residents.

All residents of Roosevelt Island are automatically members of RIRA. Those who take an active role as a Common Council Representative or Island-wide Officer (President or Vice-President) have a special opportunity to influence life on Roosevelt Island.

RIRA actions have led to nomination elections for members of the Board of Directors of the Roosevelt Island Operating Corporation (RIOC), actions to save the Tram, preservation of the local Post Office and more. Your involvement is an opportunity to shape your community.

The Roosevelt Island Residents Association (RIRA) was incorporated as a 501(c)(4) non-profit corporation in 1977. 

RIRA Elected Officers as of November 2020 are:

President: Rossana Ceruzzi
Vice President: Erin Feely-Nahem
Secretary: TBD
Treasurer: Seymour Williams