Written by Wendy Karpel Kreitzman, firstname.lastname@example.org Thursday, 04 July 2013 00:00
The Great Neck Village Officials Association installed new officers last Wednesday evening, June 26, at a dinner at Bevanda Restaurant in the Old Village. One and all, the local public officials were delighted with the opportunity to relax and “network,” and everyone was happy to support a local restaurant.
Village of Great Neck Mayor Ralph Kreitzman, former GNVOA vice president, was installed as GNVOA president. Stepping down as president to become vice president was Kensington Mayor Susan Lopatkin; and Plaza Mayor Jean Celender remained treasurer.
Mayor Lopatkin briefly reviewed the past year and noted the “truly great speakers” that the organization had provided. She said that in the coming weeks the GNVOA would formally announce the new emergency communications management system for the Great Neck peninsula. Details will soon be released.
New York State Senator Jack Martins installed the new officers for the coming year and noted that it is “good to be home again,” as the state senate session is over for this session. The senator said that, together with New York State Assemblywoman Michelle Schimel, much had been accomplished. He said that they are both “advocates for the community.”
Following the installation ceremony, Mayor Celender presented Mayor Lopatkin with a plague for her “leadership, dedicated efforts and selfless service.”