NYS Sen. Fitzpatrick speaks to Western residents


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President RoseAnn Vernice, right, thanks Sen. Fitzpatrick for attending the WPOA’s general meeting.

At the Western Property Owners Association (WPOA) general meeting on September 27, Western section residents met their new State Senator, Patricia Canzoneri-Fitzpatrick, who is now representing western Garden City as a result of redistricting. The Senator reviewed her past service in the Village of Malverne, her knowledge of business and the law through her academic degrees from NYU and her career at major law firms.

Senator Fitzpatrick is currently a ranking member of the Senate Consumer Protection and Mental Health Committees, and a member of the Environmental Conservation, Judiciary, Legislative Women’s Caucus and Women’s Issues Committees. She “hit the ground running” when she joined the State Legislature earlier this year by sponsoring a bill addressing judicial discretion related to setting bail since increasing crime has plagued our communities. She continues to be a strong voice against defunding the police and will continue to fight for legislation to support police to ensure that law enforcement has the proper resources. Senator Fitzpatrick engaged in Q&A will residents following her remarks.

In addition to the Senator, Western residents were brought up to date on school happenings by Board of Education Trustee Arthur Gnecco. WPOA directors and officers also gave reports. Police, Fire and Safety Director Chris DelliCarpini reported that with the help of the WPOA, Village Police Commissioner Jackson, and school district personnel, school bus service will be provided to several elementary school children for safety reasons, because they live in a section where they would have to cross Stewart Avenue to reach Homestead school.

Western residents are reminded that if they wish to contact any director of officer, they may do so by going to the About Us/Meet the Team page on the WPOA website, gcwpoa.com. 2023 membership may also be paid online by going to the Membership page.

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State Senator Patricia Canzoneri-Fitzpatrick interacts with Western section residents at the recent WPOA general meeting.

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