Jericho Water District Commissioner and Leading Industry Figure Honored Posthumously.
The distinguished accomplishments of one of New York’s leading experts on water supply, conservation and sustainabilitywere further memorialized by a host of dignitaries with the official dedication of the Nicholas J. Bartilucci Administration Building Operations Complex, 125 Convent Road, in Syosset, New York, by the Jericho Water District (JWD).
Father Michael Maffeo, Pastor, St. Edward The Confessor Church (Syosset NY), gives blessing and dedication of the Nicholas J. Bartilucci Administration Building with Mrs. Joan Bartilucci and Jericho Water District Superintendent, Peter Logan. Photo Credit: Jericho Water District
The late Mr. Bartilucci, a Jericho Water District Commissioner for more than 45 years and a founding member and past President of the Nassau-Suffolk Water Commissioners’ Association, was a recognized industry spokesperson whose expertise and leadership were relied upon by water providers, consumers and governments alike.
Unveiling of the Nicholas J. Bartilucci Administration Building sign at Convent Road entrance. Photo Credit: Jericho Water District
Commissioner Thomas A. Abbate, Chairman of the Board of the Jericho Water District, hosted the ceremony andJWD Superintendent Peter Logan spoke on behalf of the District and Commissioners James Asmus and Patricia Beckerle.
The Reverend Michael T. Maffeo, Pastor of St. Edward the Confessor Church (Syosset, NY) gave a blessing as new signage marking the event was unveiled. Town of Oyster Bay Supervisor Joseph Saladino spoke and presented a proclamation to Mrs. Joan Bartilucci which cited her and Mr. Bartilucci’s contributions to the Long Island community and beyond.
The sign at Convent Road, Syosset, Jericho Water District entrance to the Nicholas J. Bartilucci Administration Building. Photo Credit: Jericho Water District
Nassau County Legislator Joshua Lafazan (18th Legislative District) presented a citation from the Nassau County Legislature to Joan Bartilucci in memory of Nicholas J. Bartilucci noting “service to the community, neighbors and families, and in recognition of your leadership to enriching the lives of others.”
Former NY State Senator Carl Marcellino, Oyster Bay Town CouncilwomanVicki Walsh and Oyster Bay Town Clerk Richard LaMarca spoke, acknowledging the many contributions of Mr. Bartilucci during his long and storied career. Mr. Steven A. Fangmann, President of D&B Engineers and Architects, P.C., the Woodbury-based engineering firm founded by Mr. Bartilucci, presented a beautiful etched glass trophy award in the shape of a water droplet to mark the event.
Left to right: Former New York State Senator Carl Marcellino; Mrs. Joan Bartilucci; Jericho Water District Board Chairman Commissioner Thomas Abbate. Photo Credit: Jericho Water District
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About Mr. Bartilucci
A graduate of Manhattan College’s School of Engineering, Nicholas J. Bartilucci was also founder and President of D&B Engineers and Architects, PC (Woodbury, NY) as well as a founding member and past President of the Nassau-Suffolk Water Commissioners’ Association. In addition to his service as a Commissioner of the Jericho Water District, Mr. Bartilucci unselfishly donated his time and expertise to a number of other local organizations and associations.
About the Jericho Water District
Established in 1923, the Jericho Water District is the largest commissioner-elected water district in Nassau County, and one of the largest in New York State, serving some 60,000 people across 37 square miles through 356 miles of water mains.