Melanie LaRocca named new NYC Department of Buildings Commissioner

Melanie La Rocca

It was announced that Melanie La Rocca has been named the new Commissioner of the Department of Buildings

OANA congratulates Melanie. A local resident, Melanie has served on our Community Board. I have also been privileged to serve with Melanie on the Community Board’s Land Use Committee.

We look forward to a responsible Department of Buildings, where worker safety and building integrity are paramount to a healthy New York City.




Mr. Khuzami has been a member of Community Board 1 in Astoria, NY for the last 20 years. He sits on the Zoning and parks Committees and is on the Executive Board. Previously, he served as Parks and Culture chair of Community Board 1 for eleven years and also chaired Capital and Expense priority Committee. He is a member of the Queens General Assembly and had been a panelist for grant submissions for the Queens Council on the Arts (QCA). Richard also is an officer of The Eastern Mediterranean Business Culture Alliance (EMBCA) and President of OANA.