President Bonnie Parente, Mayor of the Village of East Williston

I am grateful for the opportunity to serve as President of the Nassau County Village Officials Association, and I thank you for your confidence and support.

I am especially grateful to past President Nancy Zolezzi who brought me to my first meeting many years ago, and to Mayor Peter Cavallaro for your confidence in me that led to my role on the executive board. Both of you have been friends and mentors and I am truly appreciative. There are big shoes to fill in this role after former Presidents Elliot Conway, Nora Haagenson and Dan Serota have left their marks. As we approach fall, it’s apropos to say that each of these prior presidents moved the ball forward, or outright tackled the quarterback. I hope to continue their incredible initiatives. We must not lose sight of our fight to maintain Home Rule, to challenge the botched implementation of bail reform and accompanying discovery rules, and to do what we can, collectively, to address the effects of illegal immigration on our villages.

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About the NCVOA

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 475,000 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.