NSWCA Congratulates & Welcomes 2017 Elected LI Water Commissioners as Members For New Year

Newly elected and re-elected water commissioners join and return to NSWCA for the coming year following their recent water district elections.

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The Nassau Suffolk Water Commissioners’ Association (NSWCA) congratulates and welcomes to its organization for the New Year newly elected and re-elected water commissioners representing 21 Long Island water districts following the recent annual water district elections.

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Melville, NY - December 22, 2016 - The Nassau Suffolk Water Commissioners’ Association (NSWCA) congratulates and welcomes to its organization the newly elected and re-elected water commissioners representing 21 Long Island water districts following the recent annual water district elections. The three-year terms of office for elected commissioners run from January 1, 2017 through December 31, 2019.

NSWCA President and Massapequa Water District Commissioner Raymond J. Averna commented, “It is with great pleasure that I congratulate the elected commissioners and welcome both new and returning colleagues to the NSWCA. Commissioner-run water districts give residents of Nassau and Suffolk a voice about our vital water supply on the most local of all levels in each community.

Long Island residents have expressed their preferences and opinions through the voting process and have selected the candidates of their choice. On this hyper-local community level, every vote truly counts. It is refreshing to see grass roots democracy in action.”

Here are the newly elected and re-elected water commissioners joining or returning to NSWCA following the recent district elections:

  • Albertson Water District Commissioner Kenneth Vey (re-elect)
     
  • Bethpage Water District Commissioner Theresa Black (new elect)
     
  • Carle Place Water District Commissioner Timothy E. Stellato (re-elect)
     
  • Cathedral Gardens Water District Commissioner Joseph Corino (re-elect)
     
  • Franklin Square Water District Commissioner Ralph D. Pugliese (re-elect)
     
  • Garden City Park Water District Commissioner Kenneth Borchers (re-elect)
     
  • Glenwood Water District Commissioner Peter A. Hesse (re-elect)
     
  • Greenlawn Water District Commissioner John T. McLaughlin (re-elect)
     
  • Hicksville Water District Commissioner Nicholas J. Brigandi (re-elect)
     
  • Jericho Water District Commissioner James Asmus (new elect)
     
  • Locust Valley Water District Commissioner Anker Johansen (re-elect)
     
  • Manhasset-Lakeville Water District Commissioner Steven Flynn (new elect)
     
  • Massapequa Water District Commissioner Raymond J. Averna (re-elect)
     
  • Oyster Bay Water District Commissioner Michael F. Rich, III (re-elect)
     
  • Plainview Water District Commissioner Amanda Field (newly elect)
     
  • Port Washington Water District Commissioner Mindy Germain (re-elect)
     
  • Roslyn Water District Commissioner Dr. Sanford E. Klein (re-elect)
     
  • South Farmingdale Water District Commissioner Gary Brosnan (re-elect)
     
  • South Huntington Water District Commissioner Paul Tonna (re-elect)       
     
  • West Hempstead Water District Commissioner C. John Sparacio (re-elect)
     
  • Westbury Water District Commissioner Kenneth O. Jones (re-elect)

Organized and chartered in 1981, Nassau Suffolk Water Commissioners’ Association (NSWCA) is comprised of water commissioners from 21 Nassau and Suffolk County Water Districts.  The NSWCA is dedicated to promoting environmental excellence and best practices as well as maintaining the highest standards of water quality and supply.

NSWCA sponsors regular educational meetings on topics that include the environment, security, economics, rules and regulations, among other related issues.