After an extended search to find a new member, the Village of Roslyn's Board of Trustees is back at full strength again. Roslyn Mayor Janet Galante has appointed Louise McCann to the BOT to fill a vacancy created when then-Deputy Mayor Marlene Freeman resigned her post to relocate with her family in New York City.
Ms. McCann's appointment will take effect Oct. 6, date of the next BOT meeting. A seven-year resident of Roslyn, Ms. McCann had currently served the village as chairwoman of special events. In that capacity, she directed the village's "Wonderful Window" competition.
Calling her appointment a "wonderful opportunity," Ms. McCann added, "I am looking forward to working again with the mayor as we did with the Concerts in the Park. I believe it is every resident's duty to get involved in the workings of the village."
Ms. McCann is employed as a paralegal for the Garden City-based law firm of Congdon, Flaherty, O'Callaghan, Reid & Donlon. She has been with the firm since 1986. Prior to that, Ms. McCann spent 17 years at J. P. Stevens & Co. in New York City, where she worked as a production planner, a secretary to a department manager and as a production/finishing clerk.
The newest BOT member has earned several university degrees. She is a graduate of Elizabeth Seton College, New York Institute of Technology, and Adelphi University. Ms. McCann is also a licensed New York State claims adjustor.
Her resume also includes a military career in the United States Army Reserves. A 19-year veteran in the reserves, Ms. McCann is currently a Master Sergeant in the Office of the Inspector General. A former resident of Manhasset and Douglaston, Queens, Ms. McCann also spent 17 years on the New York City Auxiliary Police force, retiring with the rank of captain.
-by Joe Scotchie