About NCVOA

The Government Closest to the People

Founded in 1925, the Nassau County Village Officials Association (NCVOA) is a not-for-profit organization comprising and representing all of Nassau County’s 64 villages with 450,000 residents.

It was created for the purpose of encouraging and stimulating cooperation among its member villages for their mutual benefit and welfare.

While the NCVOA is not a municipal organization, it strives to meet the highest ethical standards and is sensitive to the legal and ethical restriction of its member villages.  To that end, the NCVOA is dedicated to providing village officials with

  • a forum for exchanging ideas and experiences in the administration of their municipal duties;
  • developing educational programs and conferences to assist village officials with implementing their civic responsibilities;
  • studying and discussing various activities and actions that will benefit the public safety, health and welfare of our member villages governed by these officials; and
  • investigating and discussing the most efficient means and methods of village government.

The Views of a Past Governor

State of New York
Executive Chambers
Albany, NY
 

Thomas E. Dewey
Governor
June 19, 1942
 

Mr. Harry J. Wellebil, Secretary
Nassau County Village Officials Association
375 Sunrise Highway,
Lynbrook, NY
 

Dear Mr. Wellebil

I am happy to greet the members of the Nassau County Village Officials Association through its report and seventeen years of service to Nassau County.

Your Association makes an invaluable contribution to good government in the State of New York. It is too easily forgotten that no government is no better than its roots in every locality. The officials closest to the ideas and needs of the people are the officials of the villages, towns and counties. They are the foundation of free government. Without the knowledge and the work that they are able to provide, a free republic would not be able to exist.

So, today, near the end of the long trend to remove all power from the people to a centralized government, I want to greet you on stout service during these difficult years. You have never lost sight of the fundamentals of government. May you continue to grow ever stronger in your service to the people.

With warm personal regards, I am

        Sincerely yours, 

       Governor Thomas E. Dewey