Hempstead Town Supervisor-elect Anthony J. Santino, along with five other town board colleagues, will take their oaths of office at an induction ceremony scheduled for January 5, 2016 at 10 a.m.
The induction of officials who were elected on November 3, 2015 will take place at Hempstead Town Hall’s Nathan L.H. Bennett Pavilion, 1 Washington Street, Hempstead. In addition to the new Supervisor, Councilmembers Edward Ambrosino, Bruce Blakeman and Erin King Sweeney, as well as Town Clerk Nasrin Ahmad and Receiver of Taxes Don Clavin will be inducted into their respective offices.
The ceremony will include several past and present elected officials, performances by local singers and prayers by an array of clergy members who represent a diversity of faiths. The program will also feature a short video presentation, as well as remarks by the officials who are being inducted into office.
Supervisor-elect Santino will offer remarks, outlining his priorities and goals for his term of office. The incoming supervisor has previously indicated his intention to maintain the town’s strong financial practices, downsize town government by doing more with less, stimulate local economic growth and foster sustainable development in America’s largest township, and protect the environment while enhancing Hempstead’s stellar parks system. Additionally, Santino will make a presentation honoring a fallen community hero.
“I’m looking forward to getting to work on behalf of all Hempstead Town neighbors to ensure America’s largest township continues to provide top-notch municipal services and programs that neighbors have come to expect for pennies on the tax dollar,” said Santino.