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Town Posts Announced

Town of North Hempstead Supervisor-Elect Judi Bosworth announced the appointments of four individuals to senior management roles in her administration, which took office on Jan. 1. Bosworth commented, “I am pleased to announce the appointments of these experienced, highly-qualified public servants to senior management positions in North Hempstead government, as I continue my effort to build a leadership team that will reflect the integrity, accomplishment, diversity and responsiveness I intend to be the hallmarks of my administration.”

 

Robert Troiano, Jr., Director of Operations

Robert Troiano, Jr. has represented the 2nd District in the Nassau County Legislature since 2010, where he has been a member of the committees on Government Services and Operations, Towns, Villages and Cities, Health and Social Services, and Minority Affairs. Prior to his service as a Nassau County Legislator, he was elected to two terms as a North Hempstead Councilperson, representing the 1st Town District (Westbury, New Cassel, Carle Place and Old Westbury) and was the first African-American ever elected to Town office in North Hempstead. Troiano was previously elected to three terms as a member of the Board of Education of the Westbury School District, serving seven years as Board President. Before turning his attention to public service, Troiano had a successful career in business, as senior vice-president and treasurer of a major Wall Street firm. He received an M.B.A. from Stanford University (Finance/Public Management) and a B.A. from Brown University. 

 

In his new role, Troiano will oversee performance of the Town’s general operating departments, have overall responsibility for process improvement efforts, and act as liaison to the Town’s Community Development Agency and Housing Authority. He will be resigning from his County post on January 2nd. 

 

Bosworth stated, “The Town of North Hempstead is fortunate to have an individual of Robert Troiano’s stature and accomplishments joining this administration. His management experience and in-depth knowledge of Town government will be tremendous assets, as he continues his distinguished record of public service.”

 

Elizabeth Dvorkin Butwin, Town Attorney

Elizabeth Dvorkin Botwin brings three decades of municipal experience to her new position. As Deputy Commissioner for Administration and Planning, New York City Department of Finance, for the past four years, Botwin has been responsible for oversight of a 1750-employee agency, including human resources, budget, state and local legislative relations, and procurement. She previously served as Chief Deputy Comptroller of Nassau County (2006–2010) and Chief Deputy Nassau County Attorney (2002–2006), where she was the administrator of an 80-attorney municipal law department and personally handled and oversaw major litigation matters. Prior to her Nassau County service, Botwin spent almost two decades on the staff of the New York City Corporation Counsel, where she rose to the position of Chief of the Tax and Condemnation Division. She received her J.D. from Columbia University, where she was a James Kent Scholar and a Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar, and her B.A. from Manhattanville College. 

As town attorney, Botwin will serve as Chief Counsel to the Town Supervisor and the Town Board.

 

Bosworth stated, “Liz Botwin brings extraordinary experience as an attorney, litigator, administrator and policy advisor to our North Hempstead government. I am confident that her extensive professional background will serve our Town well.”

 

Cindy Cardinal, Chief of Staff

Cindy Cardinal has served as Bosworth’s Legislative Assistant in the Nassau County Legislature for the past six years, where she focused on legislation, legal research, media relations, program development and constituent services. An attorney, she concentrated her practice in employment and labor law for over 20 years, before joining Bosworth’s staff. She was elected to three terms as a member of the Board of Education of the Manhasset School District and served as Board president for six consecutive years. She is currently a member of the Board of Trustees of the Manhasset Public Library. Cardinal received her J.D. from the Benjamin Cardozo School of Law, Yeshiva University and her B.A. from Barnard College, Columbia University.

 

As Chief of Staff, Cardinal will oversee all functions of the Town Supervisor’s office, supervise external affairs and community outreach, manage the collective bargaining agreement with CSEA, develop program and policy proposals, and act as liaison to the Town’s Business and Tourism Development Corporation.

 

Bosworth stated, “Cindy Cardinal has been an invaluable member of my staff for the past six years. Her knowledge of our Town, record of community service and professional experience will be tremendous assets to the Town of North Hempstead.”

 

Aline Khatchadourian, Director of Finance

Aline Khatchadourian has extensive experience as an accountant, auditor and comptroller, in both the public and private sectors. As Director of Finance for the Minority Caucus in the Nassau County Legislature for the past two years, she has been instrumental in developing strategic and financial plans geared towards improvement of the fiscal health of the county. She previously served in a number of key fiscal positions with Nassau County, including Deputy Budget Director, Acting Deputy County Treasurer and Deputy Comptroller for Audit & Special Projects. A certified public accountant, Khatchadourian had an extensive career in the private sector prior to her public service, including many years as an audit manager with a national accounting and auditing firm. Khatchadourian was elected to two terms as a member of the Board of Education of the Manhasset School District and served as Board Vice-President. She holds an M.S. in Accounting from Pace University and graduated from Marist College with a B.A. in Finance.

As Finance Director, Khatchadourian will oversee the development and administration of the Town budget, the capital plan, capital financing, internal and external auditing, performance metrics, and strategic and multi-year financial plans.

Bosworth stated, “Aline Khatchadourian is uniquely qualified to oversee the finances and budget of the Town of North Hempstead. Her multi-faceted fiscal experience and depth of knowledge will help ensure the continued stability of Town finances.”

All four appointments will be considered by the Town Board at its Jan. 2 meeting. Bosworth noted that all her staff appointments, including these first four, will be fully funded by off-setting expenditure reductions within the 2014 Town budget.


News

Five storefronts on Willis Avenue in Williston Park were gutted after a five-alarm fire on Thursday, July 23 at around 2:40 a.m., Williston Park Fire Department officials said. Construction crews could be seen demolishing the row of stores as late as 2 p.m. last Thursday.

 

The fire was under control at around 4:30 a.m. No injuries were reported, officials noted.

 

Williston Park fire units responded at 2:44 a.m. According to department Chief Gary Smithing, the blaze started in the Village Cobbler Shoe Repair Shop at 617 Willis Ave.

The Village of Mineola’s Zoning Board last week approved Winthrop University Hospital’s plan to revamp the “Welcome to Mineola” sign atop the Station Plaza Diner at the Long Island Rail Road Station.

The village code prohibits rooftops signs, but the zoning board has relief powers.

 

“I spoke with the building commissioner and he said that he’s satisfied; that it’s structurally sound and stable,” Zoning Board Chairman John Macedo said. “If he’s satisfied, I’m satisfied.”


Sports

 Students at Charles Water Karate & Fitness, located at 122 Hillside Avenue in Williston Park recently received belt promotions after successfully completing a series of extensive exams.

 

“Our goal at Charles Water Karate & Fitness is to facilitate mental growth enabling our students to reach their highest potential as human beings,” says Charles Water, owner and director of the school.

“Our studio teaches students how to defend themselves responsibly while instilling self-confidence, self-discipline and respect for others.”

Mineola Hurricanes 10U offense was too much for L.I. Saints in 14-5 rout on Thursday July 17, at Willis Avenue Field in Mineola. With 11 runs in the first three innings, The Hurricanes left no doubt about the eventual outcome.

 

An RBI triple by Kevin Pusey, a steal of home by Kevin Pusey, and an RBI single by James Raziano during the first inning and an RBI single by Jack Mackay, a three-run triple by T.J. McManus put runs on the board early. 


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