Community Service: Dino Lamia has been serving the community for an astonishing 45 years in a wide variety of roles. Ive done quite a bit, Lama said. But its all in a days work.
He was a member of Community Board 10, from which he recently retired after 27 years of working to make the neighborhood better and safer. He is presently treasurer and a director of the Colonial Club of Brooklyn, an organization dedicated to the promotion and preservation of Bay Ridge.
Lamia is also an active member and an extraordinary minister at St. Ephrems Roman Catholic Church, as he has been for 40 years. He is also currently a member of Veterans of Foreign Wars for serving in the U.S. Army Air Force, and is a 4th Degree Knights of Columbus.
Lamia is the past president of a number of organizations, including the Bay Ridge Development Corporation, the Bay Ridge Realtors Association, and the Brooklyn Board of Realtors.
Career: Lamia is a realtor by profession, a job he still does. To be a success in work, with the public, is his greatest achievement, Lamia said.
Personal Life: Lamia is very proud to say that he was born, raised, educated and still living in Dyker Heights. He has been married to his wife, Anne, for 56 years, and has a daughter, son-in-law and granddaughter who are active in their community and the church.
Awards: Lamia has earned a number of commendations and awards during his life, especially for his service to the Air Force, including from the French government in service. He has also received three New York State Military Awards, four military medals from the Air Force and a Presidential Unit Citation.
Challenge: The biggest challenge is the economy of New York, Lamia stated.
Motivation: Lamia explained that his motivation for all he does in the community is to maintain the quality of life for the neighborhood; for the businesses and the people who live and work in the area.