Friday, 19 November 2010 00:00
It is with great regret that I write the following letter to you as a means of letting you know that I have decided not to run for a second term as mayor of the Village of Floral Park. Having been blessed with the chance to serve my hometown for almost 16 years as both your trustee and then your mayor, this decision did not come easy. In recent months, my responsibilities at Con Edison, where I am a construction manager, have expanded dramatically. This change in my professional life, coupled with my decision to spend more time with my family helped me to realize I could not continue to oversee affairs in Floral Park with the same level of diligence that I have in the past, and in truth, that I was comfortable with as an elected representative.
It has been a privilege to serve on the village board under the leadership of Former Mayor’s Steve Corbett, Anne Corbett and Phil Guarnieri, and work with my village board, Deputy Mayor Tom Tweedy, along with Trustees Jim Rhatigan, Mary-Grace Tomecki and Dominick Longobardi, each sharing the same vision and passion for our village. I believe we always sought out and supported new laws and the enforcement of existing ones that are designed to improve the quality of life in our community and safeguard her residents, while respecting the need for cost-saving measures that improve the efficiency of the government that is close to you – the village government.
It has been an honor to serve the residents and business owners of Floral Park. I would like to thank each and every one of you for your friendship and support of confidence during my 16 years that I served on the village board. Special thanks to the Citizens’ Party of Floral Park, who actively supported my candidacy in the past, along with my current decision. Please know that I look forward to completing my term as your mayor and continuing to address your concerns in the months ahead, in an effort to ensure that the Village of Floral Park always remains a great place to live, work and raise a family.
Kevin J. Greene