It is with great gratitude that I thank Glen Cove voters for their support in our recent election. For me, it is a true honor to serve as the mayor of Glen Cove and I appreciated the endorsements of the Republican, Democratic, Independent, Conservative and Reform parties as their candidate for this important position.
I am grateful for the support of my wife Coleen, my family, our dedicated volunteers and Facebook and lawn sign friends who worked tirelessly on the campaign. While there are so many people I would like to thank, I did want to recognize the contributions of these very special individuals who went above and beyond the call of duty to help with my campaign: David Zatlin, Zefy Christopoulos, my sister Diane and daughter Serena, Anthony Pizziatolla, Patricia Yeoman, Millie Sullivan, Tim Dispensa, Brenda Weck, Pam Zimmer and Tom Kenary.
It is also important to thank all of the City Council candidates from the Republican and Democratic parties who made it a priority to invest their personal time to listen to our community’s needs, share their ideas and support vital city initiatives and events that benefited so many not-for-profit organizations in our community. We appreciated everyone’s contributions and please join me in congratulating our re-elected council members Pamela Panzenbeck, Joseph Capobianco, Timothy Tenke and Efraim Spagnoletti and welcome our new council members, Nick DiLeo Jr. and Roderick Watson. To Councilman Michael Famiglietti, we thank you for your eight years of outstanding service to our community.
Serving a second term as your mayor allows me to maintain the momentum we have achieved. We have held the line on taxes, tackled illegal housing, attracted new businesses, enhanced the quality of the city’s services and communication efforts for our residents and laid the groundwork for helping Glen Cove realize a bright future. In fact, that future will bring light to a project that has been a vision of Glen Covers for over 20 years—The Glen Cove Waterfront—as well as new programs that will evaluate the potential of bringing viable project options for the Coles School, an AstroTurf ball field, and continued vigilance on illegal housing and public safety.
It is critically important for me and my team to continue to meet the needs of the Glen Cove community by listening to your priorities, be willing to make difficult decisions for the greater welfare of our City and delivering innovative programs that bring new services, recreational fun and cultural events to further enhance the quality of life in Glen Cove.
It takes a “city” of talented and committed individuals to make/keep Glen Cove strong and I am fortunate to work with the best and the brightest. From our City Hall staff to members of the Glen Cove Police Department and Auxiliary Police, Department of Public Works, Parks & Recreation, Water and Building Departments, Code Enforcement, City Attorney’s Office, Senior Center, Youth Bureau and the Glen Cove Volunteer Fire Department, EMS and Harbor Patrol, it is a pleasure to collaborate with these talented individuals to make great things happen in Glen Cove.
Reginald Spinello, Mayor of Glen Cove