Lake Ronkonkoma Civic Organization

Since 2003, our mission has been to improve the quality of life in Lake Ronkonkoma and neighboring areas.

The Lake Ronkonkoma Civic Organization is a non-profit group of volunteers and concerned citizens. A main focus of the group is to enhance the safety of Portion Road and promote efficient roadway and land use designs, which will reduce congestion long-term and encourage a diversity of transportation options throughout the communities of Farmingville and Lake Ronkonkoma. The Civic advocates for a road plan that promotes small businesses and is accessible for all users.

“We envision Lake Ronkonkoma, and the area along the Portion Road corridor, as a diverse community of informed and involved citizens that organize and participate in community events and local government activities, uses local resources wisely, and properly plans for the future, all for the betterment of our neighborhoods and business districts.”

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The Executive Board of the Civic consists of ten members: President, Vice-president, Treasurer, Recording Secretary, Corresponding Secretary, Membership Secretary, four Directors, and a Student Director.

The general supervision, management, and direction of the organization is delegated exclusively to the Executive Board.

The Executive Board develops organization policy, selects all standing and special committees, establishes dues and authorizes compensation for justifiable expenses, and makes recommendations to the organization.

Each elected officer takes office on June 1 and holds office for a term of two years, or until their successor is elected and takes office.

Executive Board Members

President: Dawn Hopkins (Term Ends May 2026)
Treasurer: Thalia Bouklas (Term Ends May 2026)
Recording Secretary: Thalia Bouklas (Term Ends May 2026)
Director #1: Ken Kellaher (Term Ends May 2026)
Director #2: MaryLou Gonzalez (Term Ends May 2026)
Vice-president: George Schramm (Term Ends May 2025)
Corresponding Secretary: Bonnie Sulz (Term Ends May 2025)
Membership Secretary: Mark Salzano (Term Ends May 2025)
Director #3: Peter Bonna (Term Ends May 2025)
Director #4: Barbara Mandello (Term Ends May 2025)
Lydia Hicyilmaz, Student Director