This weekend Nassau County Executive Ed Mangano announced two of his employees are being honored by the New York State Professional Engineering Society. Mangano said of his administration's employees, “During and after Hurricane Sandy reached our shores, hundreds of Nassau County employees worked around the clock to repair our precious infrastructure. I commend those who were recognized and all our employees as these awards recognize their collective efforts.”
The first employee honored is Donna Boyle. She was named Engineer of the Year for her work with the reconstruction of the West Shore Road seawall. The restoration of West Shore Road was made top priority by County Executive Ed Mangano following Sandy and is slated to be finished by July 4. Its restoration was also honored by the NYSPE (New York State Professional Engineering Society) and named Project of the Year.
The next employee honored in Mangano’s administration is Nassau County Department of Public Works Deputy Commissioner Richard Millet. Millet was named Citizen of the Year by the NYSPE. He played a big part in restoring operations to the Bay Park Wastewater Treatment Plant which was knocked out of commission by a nine-foot wall of water.
The relief effort is still in full swing and the work doesn't end with a few awards. On June 8, the Lakeside Theater in Eisenhower Park is holding an event called Concert in the Park: Nassau Helping Nassau. It'll be from noon to 9:30pm and all proceeds will go to Hurricane Sandy victims. The concert will be produced by Bobby G who’s a Wantagh resident and one of the first responders on September 11.
“Concert in the Park brings together many local musicians under one roof to help raise money for the hundreds of families and seniors who are struggling to recover.” Mangano said. “I thank all the musicians and Bobby G for volunteering their time to benefit our neighbors.”
Musical acts for the concert are the Billy Joel cover band Big Shot, Five Stone, That 70s Band, Rapid Fire, Strawberry Fields, The Slim Kings with Billy Joel’s drummer Liberty DeVitto, Killer Joe, the Lido Soul Revue, the County Line Country Band, and Disco Unlimited.
Photo Courtesy of Thomas Gernon
[Source: Nassau County Press Release]