LGBTQ Liaison

In 2019, the City of New Rochelle established an LGBTQ Advisory Committee to enhance New Rochelle's reputation as an inclusive, welcoming community friendly to LGBTQ residents and visitors.

Sam Gomez serves as Community Liaison to the City Manager and NRPD Detective Melissa Diniz serves as liaison for the New Rochelle Police Department.


  1. The City of New Rochelle Achieves Maximum Municipal Equality Index Score

    The City of New Rochelle has earned a score of 100 (103 raw score) on the ninth annual Municipal Equality Index (MEI), the only nationwide rating system of LGBTQ inclusion in municipal law, policy, and services.
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  1. Sam Gomez

    LGBTQ Community Liason
    An LGBTQ liaison serves as an accessible and friendly ear to the city’s LGBTQ community and elevates LGBTQ-related concerns to the city executive and other city officials.

  2. Melissa Diniz

    LGBTQ NRPD Community Liaison
    An LGBTQ police liaison serves as an accessible and friendly ear to the city’s LGBTQ community and elevates LGBTQ-related concerns to the police chief and other city officials.