The Mineola-Garden City Rotary Club was privileged and honored to welcome Hempstead Town Supervisor Laura Gillen as guest speaker at its most recent lunch meeting at the Garden City Hotel.
Reporting on efforts to deliver results for taxpayers, Gillen reaffirmed her aim to make the Town of Hempstead more accessible and accountable to residents. She spoke of her administration’s focus on transparency and of re-vamping the bidding process, plus the extensive updating of the town’s technology.
By using a business-oriented approach from her years in the private sector, Gillen announced that she has saved taxpayers millions of dollars. One example was the rebid of a contract relating to workers’ compensation that had not been bid since 1972, which saved more than $1 million in the first two months with new vendors. Focusing on infrastructure, the supervisor noted that her administration has made an unprecedented investment in road repair among other efforts toward sustainability and good government.
Guest speaker Ian Murphy will discuss chemical addiction.
Annual Holiday Luncheon at the Garden City Hotel from noon to 2 p.m. Save the date.