“Thank you” does not nearly express my gratitude for the support I received during this past election. I am overwhelmed with appreciation. Too many people to individually name supported me in so many ways. So, I am sending out a single, tremendous thanks to everyone who campaigned for me, shared my accomplishments with their friends and neighbors or simply cast their vote for me. I’m very pleased that the campaign for the 11th District Legislature seat was clean on both sides.
Everyone who knows me knows I am tenacious when it comes to things I’m passionate about. That tenacity has me very eager to complete the important community projects that were started during my last term and to begin many new projects we have planned and will continue to propose.
Just a handful of initiatives our office was able to secure funding for that was recently or will soon be completed are: in Port Washington, a children’s play area for the Baywalk in the Village of Port North; in Roslyn, base, seating and winter protection for the Mackey Horse statue in Gerry Pond Park and, in Glen Cove, helping to beautify its downtown with lovely streetscaping and bike racks, a new turnout van for the Fire Department and capital improvements to the Senior Citizens Center. Being able to bring these kinds of public improvements to the communities in my district is one of the most rewarding parts of my job.
I am eager to have two measures we prepared be called and adopted this year. One is a charter revision to ban a loophole in existing legislation that allows personal service contracts under $25,000 to be reviewed without legislative approval or review. Another is a resolution cointroduced by my office on the effects of and active solutions to greenhouse gas emission and global climate change in Nassau County. If passed, the county will adopt New York State’s Climate Smart Communities Pledge.
My office continues to work on a variety of Community Grant Program (CRP) initiatives and other types of county funding that focus on the environment, children, seniors and veterans, as well as our communities’ infrastructures. I cannot wait to continue to share the progress of these and many more initiatives over the next two years.
Again, thank you all so much for your support. And, congratulations to my fellow elected officials who were either reelected or are starting their first term in office. This is going to be an exciting two years.
As always, I encourage my constituents to contact me with any comments or questions they may have. My office number is 516-571-6211 and my email address is firstname.lastname@example.org. I look forward to hearing from you.
Nassau County Legislator Delia DeRiggi-Whitton