President’s Message

President Nora Haagenson, Mayor of the Village of Baxter Estates

Dear Colleagues:

It is my personal privilege and honor to become president of the Nassau County Village Officials Association.

Since 1925 the NCVOA has been supporting Nassau County’s 64 incorporated villages by advocating at the local, state and national levels on issues and legislation impacting our 475,000 residents.

It is widely recognized that village government is the government closest to the people. No other municipal entity can provide such responsive, efficient, and effective level of service to the people it serves. As mayors and trustees, you also are friends and neighbors and easily accessible to your residents. You truly care about your communities and are dedicated to making them safe and desirable.

The strength of an organization is directly related to the passion and commitment of its members. To those newly elected village officials, I encourage you to become involved in the NCVOA and take advantage of all the available resources. I know firsthand the benefits provided by the NCVOA. The networking, alone, has been invaluable in helping me develop as a village mayor.

As we begin emerging from the many challenges we have been facing throughout the pandemic, I am encouraged and inspired by the resolve and positive attitude I have witnessed from so many mayors and trustees. I am confident we will continue to stay together and remain strong.

Thank you for the opportunity to serve as president. I look forward to working with you in the coming months.