The Rockland Economic Assistance Corporation (REAC) was formed on behalf of Rockland County as a not-for-profit local development corporation. REAC’s primary purpose is to enable not-for-profit corporations within the County to have access to low-cost tax-exempt financing.  REAC acts as an instrumentality of the County. REAC is self-supporting and does not receive any public funds.

Steven Porath, REAC Executive Director


REAC Board* members include:


Click on names to read bio's.

*Committees of the Corporation: The Board was appointed in 2010. Board members are appointed by the Rockland County Executive and Legislature to three-year terms. They also serve as members of the Governance, Audit, and Finance Committees. They also serve as members of the Governance, Audit and Finance Committees.


REAC Counsel

  • Brian Quinn, Esq., Local Project Counsel Montalbano, Condon & Frank, P.C.

  • Ronald Grosser, Esq., Bond Counsel  Hawkins, Delafield & Wood LLP




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Tax-exempt Financing for Eligible Projects: REAC is authorized to issue conduit bonds for projects of other not-for-profit entities that are located within the County. For eligible projects, REAC bonds will qualify for tax-exempt status.


Mortgage Recording Tax Exemption: As an instrumentality of the County, mortgages on which REAC is a mortgage or that are granted in connection with such financings, are exempt from payment of the state and local mortgage recording tax.

REAC meets at its offices the third Thursday of every month.

Click here for the public notice of the next REAC meeting.


Click on dates to read agenda and minutes of past meetings.



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         June 2019    December 2019


                    January 2018       July 2018 - no meeting        

                  February 2018      August 2018                                       

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        June 2020    December 2020


All REAC public documents and policies were adopted and/or  reaffirmed

on March 28, 2019



 2019 Mission Statement