Nominating Committee Report:
On May 22, 2018, the Nominating Committee of the Nassau County Village Officials Association met to confer on potential nominees for a slate of officers for the 2018-19 year.
The members of the Nominating Committee, appointed by President Robert Kennedy, are: Mayor Peter I. Cavallaro (Chairman); Mayor David Tanner; Mayor Barbara Donno; Mayor Nora Haagenson; and Trustee Dennis Sgambati
The Committee reviewed the qualifications of the persons requesting consideration, and had an open discussion about each potential nominee.
Following discussion, on motion made by Mayor Tanner, seconded by each of Mayors Donno, Haagenson and Cavallaro, and by Trustee Sgambati, the Nominating Committee unanimously recommends to the membership the following persons for election to the following offices, at the election to take place at the Association’s June 2018 general meeting:
Hon. Ralph Ekstrand, Mayor, Village of Farmingdale – President
Hon. Jean Celender, Mayor, Village of Great Neck Plaza – 1st Vice President
Hon. Edward Lieberman, Mayor, Village of Sea Cliff - 2nd Vice President
Hon. Daniel Serota, Mayor of Village of Brookville - Treasurer
Nominations also may be made by a writing signed by at least 25 elected officials representing at least five member villages and filed with our Executive Director no later than June 18.Nominations also may be made by a writing signed by at least 25 elected officials representing at least five member villages and filed with our Executive Director no later than June 18.
From the Presidents Desk:
While serving on the Executive Committee for the past several years, I have listened as every president preceding me commented, “I can’t believe how fast this year flew by.” As I complete my term as president, I could not agree more. The time really went by quickly. I have enjoyed the privilege of serving as NCVOA President for the past twelve months and appreciate the support I received from so many dedicated public servants. I especially would like to recognize the following for their help and guidance:
- Executive Committee – This group of highly talented and experienced leaders devote additional time and energy to ensure the NCVOA remains a staunch and formidable advocate of villages and their residents. I have grown personally from being in their company and thank them for their unselfish dedication to our organization.
- Executive Directors Warren Tackenberg and Ralph Kreitzman – I had the good fortune to work with two outstanding Executive Directors. Warren is renowned for his work ethic and dedication. I appreciate all his efforts while he was in this important role. Following Warren’s retirement, Ralph stepped in and has been equally as valuable in assisting me and ensuring our operation runs smoothly and efficiently.
• Publicity/Public Relations – I also want to acknowledge and thank the very talented Eric Ricioppo for his professional PR services this year. He has efficiently connected the NCVOA organization to media outlets and other government entities whenever we needed to maximize exposure of our most important priorities.
- NCVOA Counsel Gary Fishberg – As always, Gary’s institutional knowledge of the NCVOA and village government was critical in guiding the Executive Committee in its decision making.
- NCVOA Albany lobbyist John Kiernan - John has been diligent in keeping our organization informed about pending legislation that could impact our villages and in advocatingour position and prposed litergation.
- NYCOM Executive Director Peter Baynes and the NYCOM staff - They continue to serve as a critical resource for villages across New York State.
While my term as NCVOA President is complete, my role in advocating for villages is not ending. In fact, it will be expanding as I have been elected NYCOM First Vice President. I look forward to the new challenges this will bring as well as being able to promote village government across .
NYCOM President Bob Kennedy (2nd R) is shown being sworn in as the1st Vice President of the New York Conference of Mayors
the state. It has been my honor to have served as your president this past year. Your passion and unselfish dedication for your communities continues to reinvigorate and motivate me. I am confident the incoming officers and Executive Committee will continue to lead our organization and make it stronger and more influential.
Thank you, again, for allowing me to play a small role in a very important organization.
Mayor Robert T. Kennedy
SPECIAL JUNE 7 MORNING SEMINAR:
The seminar will be at The Westbury Manor, 1100 Jericho Turnpike, Westbury, and a continental breakfast will be served starting at 8 am.
The seminar will cover:
Small cell systems
Use of municipal ROWs
Limits on charges by villages
The Shot Clock
Proposed Federal & State law and regulations
Best practices and successful techniques
Attorneys—MCLE credit will be available but you must respond in advance that you desire MCLE credit and provide your name, email address, snail mail address and telephone number.
If you will be attending, email that fact to -
From our By-Laws – Mayors, trustees, administrators, clerks, treasurers and counsel from member villages may attend regular (and the June 7 special) meetings without charge. In the event none of those attends from a member village, its mayor may appoint another person to represent the village. Other people who are permitted to attend are subject to a charge for attending. Friends of the NCVOA also are permitted to attend our meetings in accordance with our Friends policy.