Village Officials

 

KUDOS FOR EAST HILLS LEADERS

Mayor Koblenz addresses the civic and community leaders, volunteers and committee members and expresses his appreciation for their successful time and attention they devote to the Village. He lauded the board for their successes and close working relationship.


Mayor Michael Koblenz has been the mayor of East Hills for the past 20 years; he is credited with buying, creating and constructing the Park at East Hills, now a $60 million dollar asset, for only $3.1 million dollars. Mayor Koblenz was a Trustee of Village of East Hills for 4 years before being elected as Mayor, and he served two years as Deputy Mayor. He has kept taxes down with "no new taxes" during the past five years. Mayor Koblenz has gained one of the highest Moody ratings for the Village for any village its size in New York State, (Aa1). During his tenure, East Hills obtained one of the state's strongest reviews for fiscal soundness by Comptroller. He was awarded the "Distinguished Award of Appreciation" by Nassau County Police. As Mayor, the New York Conference of Mayors presented him an award for East Hills being one of the "Best Local Government Achievement" of any village in New York State. While Mayor, East Hills was also named one of nine finalists in New York State Governor's Quality Communities Awards.

During his tenure, East Hills won yet another award for the design of the Park at East Hills as the finest design of the year by the New York State Parks and Recreation Society. Mayor Koblenz created a village run and operated Sanitation Department. He helped set up a recycling program for the environment and create internal security force to protect against crime.

He helped create and support many new and spectacular programs in East Hills, including the Senior Activities Committee and the Kids in the Park programs. He created the "Instant Access Program" to respond immediately to the concerns of residents, and "Meetings with the Mayor" on line and created the "Messages from the Mayor" email program for announcements and during emergencies. He is responsible for creating the Emergency Management Plan and installing a generator for power outages, creating the fireworks program on July 4th, the Labor Day Concert, the East Hills Calendar and for creating one of the most comprehensive modern websites in the nation. He developed a strong sense of community in East Hills. Michael Koblenz is partner, in the law firm of Mound, Cotton, Wollan & Greengrass. He earned a B.A. at George Washington University in 1969, J.D. at American University and Washington College of Law in 1972 and an LL.M. at George Washington University National Law Center in 1974.

Deputy Mayor Manny Zuckerman elected Trustee in 2000. From 1980 to 1990 Manny Zuckerman was the President of the Nob Hill/Lakeville Estates Unified Civic Association. In 1987, he also joined the Security Commission. He was then elected as Chair of the Village's Security Commission from 1995 to 2000. Manny was also appointed as chair of the Village Planning Board and held that position from 1999 to 2000. In July, 2010, he was selected by Mayor Koblenz as Deputy Mayor.  

Trustee Clara Pomerantz runs the community's highly successful "Environmental Day" for East Hills event. She is the Chair of the 2010 event. She is currently working as the liaison to the Seniors Committee, the 5th Anniversary Celebration Committee, and the Playgrounds Committee, which plans and holds the Halloween Spooktacular. Clara is widely known and admired for her Hebrew and nursery school teaching at Temple Sinai. She is a resident of Fairfield Park, East Hills since 2002.

Trustee Brian Meyerson  has been a trustee on the Board since March 2014. As Trustee, Brian has handled many of the issues and projects that have a legal perspective. He is constantly reaching out to residents to solicit input and gain valuable suggestions and recommendations for change. He chairs the committee of seven villages to oversee the volunteer firemen's retirement program. This program has been credited with helping to enlist members to the two volunteer fire departments. Before becoming a trustee, he served as a Prosecutor in the Village Justice Court for three years from 2011 to 2014. As a prosecutor, he collected the greatest amount of fines from contractors in the history of the Village. He is a Named Partner in the litigation law firm of Meyerson & Levine, LLP. Brian earned a B.A. from Binghampton University and a J.D. from Cardozo School of Law.

Trustee Stacey Siegel has been Chair of the Kids in the Park Committee of East Hills since its inception in 2011. She created and developed the Kids in the Park program, which fosters community spirit and offers the highest quality of entertainment & programming to East Hills families. Stacey is also the co-organizer of the East Hills Women's Softball Team Committee Member since it began in 2012, and she aided in the planning and implementation of the program. She is the Chief Administrator of the East Hills TNR (Trap Neuter Release) Program for East Hills to control the feral cat population. She also serves as an active participant in The Heights PFA and Harbor Hill PFA. From 2011 to present, Stacey continues to serve as a Board Member as PFA School Board Representative. She was assistant Campaign Manager to the Unity Party campaign to re-elect Deputy Mayor Manny Zuckerman and Trustee Clara Pomerantz. Stacey earned a B.A. from University of Vermont and a M.B.A. from Fordham University.

Acting Village Justice Mitchell Studley has been the Acting Justice at the Village of East Hills since 2007. Previously, he served as Prosecutor at the Village of East Hills from 1990-2007. Mitchell Studley has been a Judicial Hearing Officer for Nassau County Traffic and Parking Violations Agency since 2009 as well as a Prosecutor for Nassau County Traffic and Parking Violations Agency from 2006-2009. Mitchell Studley is an attorney at Law admitted to New York and Federal Courts since 1980.He is an active member for the East Hills Park Committee and has coordinated Food Drive for East Hills Residents and Employees following Super Storm Sandy. Mitchell Studley earned a B.A. from Queens College of the City University of New York and a J.D. from University of Tulsa Law School.

Top of Page
 
 
Disclaimer | Privacy Statement  Copyright 2002 The Incorporated Village of East Hills