Town Board Major Achievements

Spearheaded the creation of the Huntington Opportunity Resource Center (HORC) and Leadership Council. In partnership with Suffolk County, HORC focuses on services to unemployed and underemployed residents including; job preparation, access to job training, development of life skills, and access to not-for-profit assistance . Some of that access includes: immigration rights, breaking barriers, and pre-apprentice training.

HORC Partnerships with:

  • Long Island Federation of Labor 
  • PSEG LI
  • St Joseph’s College
  • Suffolk County Department of Labor
  • Suffolk County Department of Social Services
  • United Way
Town Board Major Legislation: Lead Sponsor
  • Expanded Affordable Housing for millennials and first-time home buyers 
  • Focused Clean Water resolution to ban formaldehyde in marine water tanks –enacted by Suffolk County
  • Expanded rental registration focused on tenant and first responder safety 
  • Creation of Bistro classification for small business owners
  • Led rewrite of Ethics Code. Incorporates NYS Comptroller’s model code of ethics with public input including training for all employees and easy reference guide
  • Created consortium to address houses identified as a zombie structure
Transparency
  • Civic Saturdays
  • Quarterly Civic and Homeowner Association Meetings
Initiated the following Programmatic Activities
  • Car Seat Safety with Congressman Steve Israel
  • Drug Awareness: An American Epidemic on Long Island
  • Holiday Decorating Contest
  • Joint (30) Service Organizations Project
  • NYS Emergency Preparedness Training with Governor Andrew Cuomo
  • Smart Seniors with Attorney General Eric Schneiderman
  • Senior Reunion: Over 75 living in Huntington 50+ years
  • Senior Surprise Friday
  • Veteran’s Service’s Day
  • Women’s Health Empowerment Series
  • Youth—Summer Youth Connection in partnership with Suffolk County, HORC, SCPD, Huntington Manor Fire Department, HCFAS, Hosted by South Huntington School District