(Editor's Note: Announcement that appears on the Eastern Property Owners' Association website.)
The elected members of the Garden
City East Nominating Committee have unanimously nominated Dennis
Donnelly, current trustee from the East, to the village's board of trustees for a new two-year term.
Joseph Moody, chairperson of the Committee,
said that Trustee Donnelly's long involvement in village government and
deep knowledge of village issues was key to making him the unanimous
choice of the 15-member committee.
Prior to his initial election in
2009 as a trustee, Donnelly served as president of the Eastern Property
Owners' Association (EPOA) and chairman of the Joint Conference
Committee (JCC) of the Village POAs. The Garden City Chamber of
Commerce honored Dennis with its Community Achievement Award in 2008.
Donnelly impressed the committee with his
experience in dealing with the complexities of balancing the desire for
continued first class village services and the constraints of keeping
taxes at a reasonable level. The village will continue to be challenged
with rising employee health and pension costs, as well as the need to
keep investing in the future of our village.
The Committee selected Dennis because he has a proven track record of effective and dedicated service to our community.
In addition to Chairman Moody, members of the
committee are Ted Rechner, John Wilton, Leo Stimmler, Jaime Gans, Neil
O'Malley, Robert Stark Jr, Bill Graham, Chris Mullaney, May Conti, James
Carney, Allison Sparacino, John Pittoni, Walter McKenna and Ken Moody. They were elected by resident electors at the June 2012 annual public EPOA joint meeting from a slate of 30 candidates.