In an event on March 11, from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., hosted by Adelphi University and the Hon. Leslie C. Gross, town clerk, almost 100 Long Islanders gathered to attend “Women in Government: Encouraging the Next Generation.” On the esteemed panel were 11 local female elected officials all ready to enlighten the guests on their personal journey and how it all led them to their current rolls in Government. Also, advising on their visions for the future and other goals they aspire to achieve within the Government sector.
Made up of both current office holders and trailblazers from the past, these electrifying women in government had and are still making marks in Nassau County and across NY State. Town of North Hempstead Councilwoman Viviana Russell, Judi Bosworth, a Nassau County legislator, and Town of Hempstead Councilwoman Dorothy Goosby to name a few all gave large insight to their personal stories, including both trying struggles and tremendous successes.
The panelist consited of Hon. Maureen O’Connell, Nassau County clerk; the Hon. Judi Bosworth, a Nassau County legislator; the Hon. Viviana Russell, a councilwoman for the Town of North Hempstead; the Hon. Dorothy Goosby, a councilwoman for the Town of Hempstead; the Hon. Denise Ford, a Nassau County legislator; the Hon. Maria-Christina Poons, councilwoman for the Town of North Hempstead; the Hon. Michelle Schimel, a member of the New York Assembly; the Hon. Norma Gonsalves, a Nassau County legislator; the Hon. May Newburger, a former New York Assemblywoman; and the Hon. Barbara Donno, mayor of Plandome Manor.