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GC East Selects Trustees for Village, School Boards

The independent Garden City East Nominating Committee thanks all candidates who applied for the positions of East Village Trustee and East School Board Trustee.  After robust interviews and discussions, the Committee unanimously voted to support the nominations at the January 2021 Resident Electors’ meeting of current East Trustee Mark Hyer to a two-year term on the Village Board of Trustees commencing in April 2021, and current East School Board Trustee Michael Cassaro to a three-year term on the Board of Education commencing in July 2021.

Trustee Hyer currently serves on the Board of Police Commissioners, as Public Works liaison, and on the Committee to Fill Vacancies on Boards and Commissions. Mark previously served on the Finance and Audit Committee and as Chair of the Traffic Commission.  He is a retired NYPD sergeant and has lived in the village for over twenty years.

Trustee Cassaro currently chairs the Board of Education Policy Committee and serves on the Finance Audit Committee.  Michael is an education consultant who holds degrees in Early Childhood Education and Leadership in Mathematics Education.  He is a graduate of Garden City Schools who now has two young children of his own in the district.

Additional proposals for nomination as a Village Trustee and/or School Board Trustee may be made by petition filed with the Corporate Secretary of the Eastern Property Owners’ Association (“EPOA”) at least 30 days prior to the January electors’ meeting and signed by no less than 15 resident electors. Any nominating petition so filed shall, in addition, set forth the residence addresses of the signers, the names and addresses of the persons proposed for nomination for Village offices, and the offices for which they are proposed. The Corporate Secretary of the EPOA is Colleen Ciullo, 109 Huntington Road, Garden City.

The Resident Electors’ meeting will be held on January 19, 2021 at 7:30 p.m. at the Senior Center on Golf Club Lane.

Voting members of the 2020 Independent Garden City East Nominating Committee are: Colleen Ciullo (chair), Erin Debrich, Barbara Garry, Christa Geldert, Tom Mastanduono, Howie Miller, Chris Mullaney, Joe Nadolny, Mike Nagler, Joe Owens, Leo Stimmler, Althea Robinson, and Karl H. Schmidt.