Mayor Mary Ann Holzkamp administers the oath of office to Glen Cove's newest city council member, Timothy Tenke, as wife Karen and daughters Samantha and Grace look on. Photo by Tony Gallego, Gill Associates.
At the opening of the Tuesday, Jan. 11 city council meeting, Mayor Mary Ann Holzkamp offered a resolution, enthusiastically and unanimously approved by council members, appointing Tim Tenke to the Glen Cove City Council. Mr. Tenke, an attorney and third generation Glen Cover, will serve the unexpired term of former councilman Charles Lavine who was elected to the State Assembly last November. Ms. Holzkamp stated that with his unique expertise, Councilman Tenke will be an asset to the city council as the team builds on its commitment to moving Glen Cove forward.
Mayor Holzkamp had appointed Mr. Tenke to the Glen Cove planning board two years ago where he played a key role in the draftsmanship of the city's new MW-3 Waterfront Zone that will pave the way for the redevelopment of the waterfront. During Mr. Tenke's tenure on the planning board, numerous applications were approved for what have become successful new businesses in the Glen Cove downtown. Mayor Holzkamp said she is looking forward to working with Councilman Tenke, having experienced his dedication and commitment to Glen Cove residents.
A product of Glen Cove schools, Councilman Tenke graduated from Glen Cove High School, Class of 1980. He earned a BA in criminology from St. Leo College, San Antonio, Florida and holds a JD (Juris Doctor) from Thomas M. Cooley Law School in Lansing, Michigan. Councilman Tenke was admitted to the New York Bar in 1991 and has been employed since then as defense trial counsel for a large insurance carrier.
In his acceptance speech, Councilman Tenke called it an "honor to fill Chuck Lavine's seat," adding, "Fix Albany, will you?" An avid golfer in Glen Cove, he related that he often meets golfers from other towns playing Glen Cove courses. "Their reasons? Glen Cove has friendly people, good courses...it's a great place to play. Well, I'm going to work to make people who live here proud, and people who don't, wish they did."
Councilman Tenke and his wife, Karen, have two daughters, Samantha, 8, who attends Landing School and Grace, 4, who will enter kindergarten at Deasy School next September.