Friday, 23 April 2010 00:00
At its April 13 Annual Meeting, the Nassau County Village Officials Association (NCVOA) elected Marvin Natiss, mayor of the Village of North Hills, president for 2010-2011. The NCVOA represents 64 incorporated villages with more than 430,000 residents.
As president, Mayor Natiss will be responsible for establishing NCVOA policies, directing the organization’s operations, and advocating on behalf of village residents throughout Nassau County.
“I am honored to be selected by my peers to lead the NCVOA, an organization that functions as a principal advocate for village residents,” said Mayor Natiss, who previously served as NCVOA first vice president. “Village government is the government closest to the people - the most efficient and effective vehicle for delivering services to residents. In this struggling economy, our residents are relying on us to continue preserving the special quality of life they enjoy by living in a village. I look forward to working with all village officials in ensuring we remain a strong voice for our residents, both in Nassau County and the State of New York.”
Mayor Natiss was first elected mayor of the Village of North Hills in July 2003 and re-elected in 2007. Prior to becoming mayor, he served as village justice and acting village justice.
He is a partner in the Roslyn Heights law firm of Natiss & Gordon, P.C. and is admitted to practice law in New York State and before the United States Supreme Court as well as the United States District Courts for the Eastern and Southern Districts of New York. Graduated from Brooklyn College with a bachelor of science degree in accounting, he earned his law degree from Brooklyn Law School.
Active in professional and civic organizations, Mayor Natiss is a member of the Bar Association of Nassau County, New York State Trial Lawyers Association and the New York State Magistrate’s Association. In addition to serving on the NCVOA Executive Board for the past four years, he is a past president of the Sid Jacobson JCC and currently serves on its Honorary Board of Directors.