Get Involved

For more information on how to get involved in RIRA, please email

RIRA meetings

Meetings are held at 8:00 pm on the first Wednesday of each month in the Chapel of the Good Shepherd Community Center (check the calendar). At the beginning of each meeting, Island residents and representatives of government officials and other groups may speak for two minutes on a topic of interest to the Island community in the public session. Please contact the RIRA president (email prior to the meeting to be permitted to speak in the public session.


Any Roosevelt Island resident can join a RIRA committee. Please check the calendar for meeting times, or contact the committee chair for more information.


Any resident over the age of 18 is eligible as a candidate for election as a member of the Common Council. Any resident over the age of 18 is eligible to vote in elections. RIRA elections are held in even-numbered years. See the Election page for details on the November 6, 2018 Election.

Click to read more and nominate yourself ( Call Janet Falk at 212-677-5770.