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Lyell-Otis Neighborhood Association

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Welcome to the Lyell-Otis neighborhood!

Lyell-Otis: Where Neighbors Help Neighbors


Monday, May 11th, 2020 at 6:15pm to 7:45pm

* This will be confirmed closer to the date, if the social distancing timeframe is safely past. *

Please invite your nice neighbors to come along!



* On Hold - due to COVID-19 *

LONA Produce Distribution on the First Saturday of each month at the Lyell Branch Library

- This is an all-volunteer partnership between LONA and the Flower City Pickers at the Rochester Public Market and the Lyell Branch Library.

- We never know what items will be donated, but we do the best we can with what we receive.

- LONA really is Where Neighbors Help Neighbors!


Click here for more information regarding the Comprehensive Plan for the City of Rochester - Rochester 2034!

Click here to watch LONA's Community Input Meeting part 1 of 2

Click here to watch LONA's Community Input Meeting part 2 of 2

Please click here for more information regarding the ROC The Riverway Program!

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.


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.


****** 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!

We always want to help our local community by being proactive, and help our local law enforcement agencies be as effective as possible.

This is why our facebook page is so terrific, because the info can help 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 Councilman:

Jose Peo
30 Church Street, Room 301-A
Rochester, NY 14614
(585) 428-7538 (Office)

Our At-Large Council Members:

Willie J. Lightfoot
147 Trafalgar St.
Rochester 14619
(585) 428-7538 (office)

Mitch Gruber
10 King St.
Rochester 14608
(585) 428-7538 (office)

Jacklyn Ortiz
27 Grassmere Park
Rochester 14612
(585) 428-6056 (office) (585) 428-7538

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

Malik Evans
115 Nunda Blvd.
Rochester, NY 14610
(585) 428-7538 (office)

GOOD NEIGHBOR TIPS - side 1 of 2
Please join us as we work to make our neighborhood better!

GOOD NEIGHBOR TIPS - side 2 of 2

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!!

Our neighborhood needs YOUR input!


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 the great developments that are sure to come in the future. (Yes, I'm an optimist! ~ Pam)


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


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