Tawaun Whitty, Director of Operations, Vision Long Island

Tawaun Whitty, Director of Operations, Vision Long Island

Tawaun Whitty is the Director of Operations for Vision Long Island managing the day-to-day operations of the organization. Ms. Whitty joined Vision in 2008 and runs the group’s community outreach, planning projects, advocacy, communications, and administration for the organization.

In her role as Operations Director, manages the internal operations of the organization including overseeing staff.  She supervises, and is often the lead on community outreach, for several projects such as community charettes and small business outreach.

Event planning is also part of her duties at Vision Long Island, not only managing the 2 larger events annually, but also community meetings, smaller conferences, and press events. She also works directly with the board on a variety of issues.

As Assistant Director, she is directly involved in decision-making as part of the core leadership.

Vision Long Island/ Michelle Photo Studios

Over the years she has helped move forward multiple affordable housing, community improvement, downtown, transit-oriented development and pedestrian safety projects while providing assistance for small businesses and local organizations.

Ms. Whitty graduated from Hofstra University with a B.S. in Computer Science.

A lifelong resident of Long Island, Tawaun grew up in the Gordon Heights community.  After graduating from college, she returned home and began to volunteer in the community.  She served as president of the Gordon Heights Civic Association and founder of the Gordon Heights Steering Committee and Gordon Heights Coalition of Organizations.

Over the years, she has received a number of awards for her service including the Long Island Business News 40 Under 40 and Top 50 Women designation.

Most recently she received a community recognition award for her past work in the community of Gordon Heights and her continued efforts to better the neighborhood.

Volunteering is a passion of Ms. Whitty.  She looks to help others in any way she can.  As part of the Genesis Church family, she volunteers at the front desk to welcome visitors and assist them.  She also helps to bring resources to their Grace Cares food pantry.

Tawaun Whitty continues to be involved in her greater community of Long Island in both her personal and professional life.

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