Downtown Revitalization Initiative

View the Village's 2023 DRI applicaton HERE. 

The Village is in the process of applying, for the third time, to the NYS Downtown Revitalization Initiative for support of a range of projects geared toward improving public infrastructure, building affordable housing and improving the overall economic vitality of the downtown area. The public is encouraged to learn about the DRI (click here Downtown Revitalization Initiative ( ), review the Village’s 2022 application (click here), and submit your ideas or comments about the application or any new projects or ideas you may have, by sending an email to Andy Stewart, Village Administrator, at, or leaving a voice mail at 845-358-3581. The topic will be on the Village Board agenda for 9/14/23, and the public is welcome to comment then as well. The public is also welcome to attend a meeting of the DRI committee scheduled for Tuesday, September 12, 4 PM, at Village Hall. Please RSVP to The DRI Advisory Committee Members:

Dr. Don Hammond, Mayor
Rev. Carl Washington, III; Pilgrim Baptist Church, Nyack
Philip Donnelly, Interim CEO, Vice President of Health & Fitness, Rockland YMCA
Bill Helmer, Developer/Property Owner
Thomas Schneck, Business owner/Visit Nyack
Mark Davidoff,  RCC Hospitality and Culinary Arts Center
Maria Luisa Wittingham, Maria Luisa Boutique
Elliott Forrest, ArtsRock nonprofit; radio host
Kim Cross, Executive Director, Nyack Center
Terry Clarke, Owner, Black Parakeetz
Paul Adler, Rand Commercial
Sylvia Welch, Village Grantwriter

For background please review the NYS website for the DRI program -

The DRI is a cornerstone of the NYS economic development program focused on downtown neighborhoods and job creation, business growth and economic diversity. Successful applications result in NYS funding for both public infrastructure and private construction projects that promote economic and cultural vibrancy in downtown areas.

Andy Stewart
Village Administrator
(o) 845-358-3581