Nassau County Executive Edward P. Mangano today received a Regional Leadership Award from Vision Long Island for his administration’s initiatives and efforts to usher in a new era for Nassau County with smart planning strategies designed to enhance job growth and quality of life issues.
“My administration has worked closely with Vision Long Island to plan and build safer roadways, greenways and new transit-oriented housing options in Nassau County,” said County Executive Mangano. “I am honored to receive Vision Long Island’s Regional Leadership Award and thank them for recognizing my efforts in securing funding for Bay Park Wastewater Treatment Plant repairs, implementing a Complete Streets initiative and for achieving transit-oriented development in our downtowns.”
Since taking office, County Executive Mangano has focused on reinventing Nassau County’s economy through smart growth and development which takes into account current and future needs for residents, business owners and employers. Among the many initiatives the Mangano administration have implemented include:
• Redevelopment of the Nassau HUB, including a public-private partnership to transform the Nassau Veteran’s Memorial Coliseum into a first-class arena. Other work in the Hub includes the newly constructed Twin Rinks at Eisenhower Park and a bike path along the former Vanderbilt Motor Parkway Trail.
• Implementing a Complete Streets Initiative that considers shared use pathways for pedestrians and cyclists on all future road projects. The initiative will be utilized during the next phase of the reconstruction of the West Shore Road seawall in Mill Neck where a shared use path will be constructed.
• Working with New York State on a study that earmarked both Baldwin and Lynbrook for aggressive projects that would make use of existing land next to the Long Island Rail Road stations for housing in both communities and walking distance to the local downtowns. A study has been completed and next steps are being planned.
• Securing Federal and State funds for the repair of the Superstorm Sandy-stricken Bay Park Wastewater Treatment Plant and the pursuit of an Ocean Outfall Pipe to restore health to the western bays.