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Lyell-Otis Neighborhood Association

About Us
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LONA Interests
LONA Meeting Dates
Getting Involved
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LONA Photo Gallery

Welcome to the
Lyell-Otis neighborhood!


Lyell-Otis Neighborhood Association (LONA) is located in the City of Rochester, NY. It's in the Northwest Quadrant of the city. We border Gates and Greece. Our boundaries are: The Erie Canal (the City Line) on the West, Lyell Ave. on the South, Driving Park Boulevard on the North, and the old subway bed (long since filled-in, which previously was where the Erie Canal flowed!) on the East - almost to Dewey Avenue, but not quite.


Hi! This is Pam! Your friendly Lyell-Otis Neighborhood Association Public Relations Coordinator! I try my best to keep this web site up-to-date and as clear as possible, but please know that your feedback is always welcome! I look forward to helping make our Lyell-Otis Neighborhood a shining example of how we live happily in the City of Rochester!

If you have any comments, or suggestions, please feel free to drop me a line!!

Mission Statement, or "Who We Are"

The Lyell-Otis Neighborhood Association is an all volunteer organization that works to better the quality of life in the neighborhood. We are always trying to increase our active membership numbers, and trying to attract more owner-occupied homes into our area. We have been diligently working with the city to improve this issue, as well as many others. 

We recently rebuilt a playground after getting the project funded by local elected officials and local health care agencies, so as to improve the area for our youngest neighbors.


LONA Meeting Calendar 2015-2016 and info!

We are improving our playgrounds, and we need YOUR input!


The City of Rochester is making plans to renovate our playgrounds at J.R. Wilson Park (located at Otis, Burrows, and Haloid Streets) and at Bianchi Park (located at Emerson and Glide Streets).

(*Update: The renovations are complete at the J.R. Wilson Park. The children love it, as do the parents and care-givers!

We will be focusing our efforts on Bianchi Park this year!)


We want to make sure that our neighbors have ample time and opportunity to voice their ideas and suggestions on what we feel is best for our neighborhood!


Please come to our monthly meetings, as we will have city representatives there (as schedules allow) who can help us get a better picture as to the scope of these great developements.


We want to make sure we are creating happy and healthy spaces for our current and incoming young families as we welcome new home-owners and residents into our area. :)


****** Check out our LONA KIDS page! :) ****** Lots of links to great web sites for kids to have fun, while they learn! SUPER SWEET! =)

* I wanted to share this wonderful info! * Here's a link to the Barnes & Noble ONLINE STORYTIME! Very cool! :)

Click Here to learn about the HISTORY of our Lyell-Otis area!



That is where the most up-to-date information can be found!

Visit our older, archived information pages, beginning at:

This is where old distributed meeting minutes and agendas can be found. We also posted burglary/robbery reports here, as well as any crime or sex offender information that we received.

We *still* want to help our local community by being proactive, and helping our local law enforcement agencies be as effective as possible. This is why our facebook page is so terrific, because the info is practically in real-time, and can keep us all connected when time is a factor!

We have many great posts for children on the LONA Kids page (, with many links to fun and educational web sites. 

Also, I always try to post on our facebook page any information that might be of interest to those with children, like events at our library, or in our community.

Please CONNECT WITH LONA on facebook!

We want to be a leader in the future of our city, and we want you there to be an integral part of making the positive changes happen!


Our Northwest Councilwoman:

Carla M. Palumbo
1002 Glide St.
Rochester 14606
Director, Civil Division, Legal Aid Society
(585) 428-7538 (Office)
(585) 647-4072 (Home)

Our At-Large Council Members:

Carolee A. Conklin
310 Echange Blvd., Apt. 257
Rochester 14608
(585) 428-6711 (work)
(585) 254-2227 (home)

Dana K. Miller
265 Melrose St.
Rochester 14619
(585) 428-7583 (work)
(585) 436-2409 (home)

Jacklyn Ortiz
45 Ontario St.
Rochester 14605
(585) 428-6056 (office)

Loretta C. Scott
171 Berwick Rd.
Rochester, 14609
(585) 428-7538 (Office)
(585) 482-0407 (Home)

Matt Haag
951 Park Ave.
Rochester, NY 14610
(585) 428-07538 (office)

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Please join us as we work to make our neighborhood better!

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