Clavin to Host Long Island’s First Facebook Town Hall, Invites Participant’s Posts

Issued by: Receiver of Taxes Don Clavin

In just a few short days, Town of Hempstead Receiver of Taxes Don Clavin will be LIVE from Lido Beach Town Park where he will be hosting an interactive Town Hall focused on helping residents lower their property taxes. The Town Hall will be broadcast live via Facebook under the Receiver of Taxes’ Facebook page @TOHReceiver. What’s more, viewers can “comment” to ask the Receiver questions and receive answers in real-time. This is the first Facebook Town Hall meeting of which town officials are aware.

“Facebook has allowed millions of users to connect with each other from all over the world,” stated Clavin. “It’s about time we utilize this resource to strengthen our connections within the community. Facebook provides us with the opportunity to interact with residents from the comfort of their own homes. It’s convenient, transparent and accessible; that’s what good government is all about.”

Fielding questions from both the Town Hall meeting attendees and from the Facebook commenters, Clavin will give detailed explanations on property tax exemptions, assessment challenges, updates on Nassau County’s reassessment plan and the basic and enhanced STAR credits. Further, the Receiver will showcase his office’s e-Billing program and the ease of signing up for it.

“During a time when Nassau County neighbors are clamoring for more information on property taxes and the County’s impending property revaluation project, it is important to truly reach out to the community to hear their questions and concerns,” said Clavin. “Taxes on Long Island are high. Residents deserve to know that tax relief options are out there.”

In order to tune in, residents need to simply log onto Facebook and visit the Town of Hempstead Receiver of Taxes page @TOHReceiver. The Town Hall event will be held at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, June 19th. Residents are encouraged to ask tax-related questions regarding their properties. Be sure to like, comment and follow @TOHReceiver on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

The Receiver is also planning to stream additional Facebook Town Halls in the future at different hours to better accommodate all residents of Hempstead Town. Currently, Clavin will also be streaming a Facebook Town Hall during the evening hours.

“I’m excited to be livestreaming the first ever Facebook Town Hall on Long Island,” said Clavin. “We’re diving headfirst into exciting, new territory for government, and it is my hope that this event paves the way for more transparent and accessible government service.”