For five consecutive years, Ms. Remauro has been recognized by “City & State” as one of the “50 Most Influential People on Staten Island” and a “Power 100” honoree. She is the recipient of numerous awards including the Professional Women in Construction – Woman of Achievement Award; the Associated Minority Enterprises of New York – Public Service Advocate Award and the New York City – Peacekeeper Award.
30 years of Service to Staten Island – Ms. Remauro is trained in business affairs, emergency management and cultural diversity.She serves as Secretary of the Bayview Community Council d/b/a Staten Island Downtown Alliance, a non-profit Local Development Corporation dedicated to attracting business and tourism to Downtown Staten Island. She is the Secretary of the Newark Liberty International Airport Community Round-table whose mission is to reduce airplane noise over Staten Island and to provide community input to officials who operate Newark Liberty International Airport. Her past community service includes: Chair of the Board and Transportation Community Board 1, membership on the boards of: SI 350, Staten Island Creative Community, the American Red Cross of Greater New York, the Staten Island Institute of Arts and Sciences, the New York State Junior Chamber of Commerce, the Community Resources Training Services Board of South Beach Psychiatric Center and the New York City Increase the Peace Volunteer Corps
Service to Mayor Rudolph Giuliani – As Community Liaison for Mayor Rudy Giuliani Remauro planned and initiated a “Business Walk Program” – a reverse Town Hall where Commissioners of City Agencies visited local businesses during regular hours of operation to hear their concerns. The program was recognized by local business organizations as an innovative approach to government.
Service to Governor George Pataki – Ms. Remauro worked under Governor George Pataki as both a community liaison and as Vice President of the Battery Park City Authority. During her service, Ms. Remauro participated in historic events such as the closing of Fresh Kills Landfill and the purchase & preservation of environmentally sensitive properties such as Mount Loretto and Saint Francis Friary.
As Vice President of Public Affairs and Government Relations for the Battery Park City Authority, Ms. Remauro served on the leadership team which designed and implemented “green” building guidelines for the development of Battery Park City. The goal of the guidelines was to reduce emissions, energy use and the negative impact construction projects have on the environment.
Remauro was part of the leadership team that recovered Battery Park City following the September 11th attacks on the World Trade Center which is located just across the street. Remauro was on the frontline of the recovery efforts to bring people back to their homes and businesses and investors back to the neighborhood. The Battery Park City Authority was lauded by City and State officials as an example of leadership to follow in recovering the lower Manhattan area following the attacks.
Ms. Remauro oversaw the diversity program which resulted in Goldman Sachs achieving one of the highest M/WBE small business goals for its world headquarters in Battery Park City. Remauro also oversaw the operations of a community center being run by the Battery Park City Authority which had been running at an annual deficit. Changes she implemented to the program and fee restructure resulted in increased membership and classes running at 92% capacity.
Chair of Community Board 1 Staten Island – As Chairman of Community Board 1, Ms. Remauro adopted a “green” building program for variances issued by the board. Developers were required to achieve environmental benchmarks to reduce emissions, use recycled materials and reduce the negative impact of development on all projects requiring board approval on variances.
Remauro also oversaw the creation of an outline for public access to the waterfront stretching from Fort Wadsworth to the Goethals Bridge. The plan includes improving sidewalks and lighting along Bay Street and Richmond Terrace; a dedicated bikeway and bus lane and the construction of waterfront parks. Parts of the plan have been implemented through the negotiation and funding from elected officials. Projects include: Heritage Park and parks at Van Pelt and Van Name Avenues negotiated by Councilmember Rose through NYC DOT; Stapleton Promenade, negotiated and funded by Borough President Molinaro and NYC EDC and the soon to be built esplanade at Lighthouse Point/Bay Street Landing adopted by the NY Rising Committee and funded by Governor Andrew Cuomo with federal funds for Super Storm Sandy recovery.
Remauro helped to develop a plan to move the Jersey Street Sanitation Maintenance Garage to the Fresh Kills Landfill site adjacent to garages for CB 2 & 3. She also oversaw the process for the board’s land use approval for Empire Outlets and the former NY Wheel.
Chair of the Richmond County Republican Committee – Remauro served as the Chairman for the Richmond County Republican Party where she helped to take the then 60th Assembly District (now 64th AD) for Republicans with candidate Matthew Mirones; retain the Mayor’s Office of the City of New York for Republicans with candidate Michael Bloomberg; retain the Borough Presidency for Staten Island with candidate James Molinaro; secure two judicial appoints on the Court of Claims with the Honorable Anthony Giaccobe and the Honorable Robert Collini; installed Stephen Fiala as Republican County Clerk; assisted in the election of President George W. Bush with her service as Executive Director of Victory 2000.