Port Authority Retirees Association, Inc. 

  Executive Officers  
Dave Gallagher - President

Rae Ann Hoffmann - Vice President
Robert Isaacs - Treasurer
 Warren Cutler - Assistant Treasurer
 Jerrilyn Raczynski - Board Secretary


What is PARA?


PARA is the Port Authority Retirees Association.  Membership in PARA is open to all retirees and active employees of The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey and of its predecessor, The Port of New York Authority, including PATH.





Our mission is to serve PA retirees and to promote their welfare.  We do this by keeping them informed on matters that affect them and by engaging in other activities to further their interests.  We foster and encourage legislation that maintains or improves our circumstances primarily as it affects the pensions of the New York State Retirement System and our health benefits.


Join Your Colleagues in Honoring 9/11

RTR Month of Service:
We invite you to volunteer in one of the many service projects available throughout the 2019 Month of Service this September. You can begin signing up for the events on August 1, 2019.

Month of Service:
Every September, the Port Authority comes together to honor the region we serve, the colleagues we lost, and the legacy they have left behind with our RTR community service events and commemoration ceremony. In the attached you will find links to each of the 22 community service events that will be taking place throughout the month of September. You can select each of the links and find descriptions for what each event will entail. Registration for the events opens Thursday morning August 1, 2019.

Remembrance Walk & Reflection Ceremony on Sept. 30th from 5:30pm-7pm
Additionally, we would also like to make you aware of the inaugural RTR Remembrance Walk, which we think offers a great opportunity for PARA participation and engagement. Current and past Port Authority employees will join in a collective walk around the WTC Memorial and Museum site culminating in Liberty Park for a brief reflection ceremony. The event hopes to provide a moment for the agency to come together and close out the 2019 RTR program in remembrance of those we lost and the lasting memory that their sacrifice has on our community. Participants will be asked to meet on Cortlandt Street (northwest corner of 4WTC) at 5:30pm to gather and collect their candles in preparation for a walk around the memorial starting promptly at 6:00pm. A ceremony will follow at Liberty Park with opportunities for PARA and PAPD members to share their stories of resilience and reflection. Additional details and opportunities to RSVP will be provided in the near future.

If interested, please contact Blair Wegescheide at bwegescheide@panynj.gov

We look forward to seeing you at one or multiple of our events this year!

Click here for RTR List of Volunteer projects

There is a special Remembrance event that offers PARA members more opportunity for participation and involvement in the RTR program, and is accessible.  Here's more detail about this first-time event: participants will meet at the corner of Liberty and Greenwich streets, across from the National September 11 Memorial Plaza at 5:30pm to sign in and collect candles for the walk.

The walk begins promptly at 6pm, around the Memorial Plaza, culminating at Liberty Park at 7pm for a brief reflection ceremony.  Go to this page to register for the Remembrance Walk and use the password code rtr2019!  (remember the exclamation point) to sign up. Registration is open until September 29. The event will go on as scheduled, rain or shine.

If you have further questions about this event, contact Blair Wegescheide, at bwegescheide@panynj.gov or by calling 718.330.2969.


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Not a Member? -- Join Today!


If you’re a PA retiree or even an active employee and are not yet a member of PARA, now would be a very good time to join.  Everyone is welcomed to join the dues are only $10.00 a year.  Why not join now to support PARA's mission and help chart its future directions?  PARA’s more than 4,000 members are strengthened by our affiliation with the Alliance of Public Retiree Organizations (APRO) representing more than 350,000 members statewide in New York.   Just click here for the PARA dues page and send the remittance form to the address indicated below and remember also that donations are gratefully accepted and appreciated.  If you have a question about dues Click Here to Submit request to Treasurer for Dues Status.


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For Dues, Volunteer & Change of Address use this address:

Port Authority Retirees Association, Inc.
P.O. Box 7493
Monroe Township, NJ 08831


For all other PARA Correspondence use this address:

Port Authority Retirees Association, Inc.
P.O. Box 2002
East Millstone, New Jersey 08875


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