Preserving places and sponsoring events that enrich and strengthen our community.
The purpose of the Association is to improve, protect, and better Long Island for the benefit of property owners, renters, and other residents.
How do we fulfill the mission?
Protecting lands like Fowler's Beach and "The Area" for future generations.
Working to preserve our small town and better life on Long Island.
Supporting our community through events that bring us together.
On October 12, 1968, at the invitation of Al Bergman, about 50 people gathered at Norton's Hall, to form an organization for the betterment and improvement of Long Island, by and for the property owners and their families. At that first meeting, a hat was passed around, and $39.50 was collected as funds for mailing and legal fees.
In early 1969, after many meetings, the Long Island Civic Association was officially formed, and so began the long history of an organization that has played a crucial role in making the island a beautiful, friendly and fun place to live and visit.
In 2016, LICA has 370 members, and a solvent treasury. For nearly 50 years, LICA has contributed major donations to other island organizations and causes, such as the Long Island Library, Historical Society, and Recreation Committee.