Thursday, 12 December 2013 00:00
I want to take this opportunity to wish each and every Westbury resident a very happy and holy holiday season, and a healthy 2014. Whether you celebrate Christmas, Hanukkah (just past), Kwanzaa, or are of any other faith or tradition, the holidays are a time to reflect on the many blessings that we enjoy, both personally, and collectively. Let us all take some time to be thankful for our many blessings.
As we celebrate the holidays, let us also remember the service men and women who remain in harm’s way this holiday season. Let us pray that they may soon be rejoined with their families and loved ones and that 2014 will be a year of peace. I want to take this opportunity to thank our village employees and staff for their continued dedication, hard work and commitment to the village and its residents.
We have seen many wonderful and important developments in the village this past year. Most importantly, we have seen the birth of The Space at Westbury, the new, long-awaited performing arts theater on Post Avenue, where the old
Westbury movie theater once stood. We also saw the beginning of the Greater Westbury Council for the Arts, our new initiative to bring the arts and culture to the forefront in the community. In 2013, the Arts Council sponsored two successful events, and will have an active program in 2014. We have seen progress on several other fronts. The new year promises many more improvements, including progress on the replacement of the Ellison Avenue Bridge, the repaving of Post Avenue by the county, and continued infrastructure investment by the village in roads, parks and other public spaces. Our goal is to make Westbury a model community in Nassau County.
It is an honor and privilege for me to serve as your mayor. Westbury continues to possess a great sense of community and cooperation that distinguishes it from many other communities.
While 2014 will certainly bring with it new challenges, I look forward to working with all of our residents to successfully meet and accomplish them. I ask each resident to join me and my colleagues on the village board to do all that we can in the coming year to ensure that Westbury continues to be the strong, special and vibrant place that we love. Please accept my best wishes for a safe and happy holiday season.