Officers

Hon. Allan M. Dorman

President
Mayor, Village of Islandia
First elected to office in 2005, Islandia Mayor Allan Dorman has kept his promise to initiate change and growth in the village. He has implemented many improvements including a comprehensive road improvement program and the Islandia Senior Bus, a service that shuttles senior citizens curb-to-curb for doctors visits and shopping trips.
As a Vietnam Veteran, Mayor Dorman was committed to having a memorial built to honor the many community veterans. In November 2009 the Islandia Veterans Memorial was dedicated, and its showcase eternal flame has since become a village landmark. Very visible in the community, Mayor Dorman is well known for his "Cup of Joe with the Mayor" visits with residents on Saturday mornings, where he meets them with coffee and donuts and listens to their concerns and suggestions.
An Islandia resident for more than 30 years, Mayor Dorman retired from United Parcel Service after 28 years in management and currently serves as 1st Vice President of the Suffolk County Village Officials Association.

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Hon. Allan M. Dorman

President

Hon. Allan M. Dorman
Mayor, Village of Islandia read more

Hon. Richard B. Smith

1st Vice President
Mayor, Village of Nissequogue
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Hon. Richard B. Smith

1st Vice President

Hon. Richard B. Smith
Mayor, Village of Nissequogue read more

Hon. Thomas A. Brennan

2nd Vice President
Mayor, Village of Lindenhurst
Mayor Tom Brennan was appointed Village Trustee in May 1999 to fill a vacancy and was elected in March 2000 for a full 4-year term as Trustee. He successfully ran for Mayor in March 2004 after the retirement of Mayor Lynda Distler. Tom was re-elected in 2008 and again in 2012. He has been a Village resident for over 50 years along with his wife Diane, has raised three children, and is very proud of his three grandchildren.
Tom is a Navy Veteran and a member of the American Legion Post, Lindenhurst Rotary International, Lindenhurst Kiwanis Club, Lindenhurst Chamber of Commerce, Lindenhurst Historical Society, O.L.P.H. Knights of Columbus Council #794, Ancient Order of Hibernians, and the Loyal Order of Moose #1421. He also serves on the Executive Board for the Lindenhurst National Little League and Advisory Board for the Christina Renna Foundation Inc. Mayor Brennan is the Owner and Director of Lindenhurst Funeral Home. He received the 2009 Good Deed Award from the Sagtikos District Suffolk Council Boy Scouts of America, 2009 Knights of Columbus Irishman of the Year Award, and 2010 Pride of Lindenhurst Award presented by the Lindenhurst Board of Education.
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Hon. Thomas A. Brennan

2nd Vice President

Hon. Thomas A. Brennan
Mayor, Village of Lindenhurst read more

Hon. Raymond Fell

Treasurer / Secretary
Mayor, Village of Lindenhurst
Raymond Fell has been the mayor of the Incorporated Village of Bellport for the past three years, following a thirty-seven year career as an educator in the Patchogue-Medford School District. As mayor, Ray has been a strong advocate for his village. Having been a resident of Bellport for forty-three years, his efforts have focused on developing strategies to improve the village’s infrastructure, financial health, recreational resources, and community pride. He has also been vigorous in securing grants to help advance the quality of life for the residents of Bellport.
Mayor Fell’s dedication to the children in his community is palpable and has been demonstrated in the work he carried out while at Patchogue-Medford. Ray worked as a high school physical education teacher for thirteen years. He was a middle school principal for thirteen years and district superintendent for eleven.
Ray has also been an active participant in the Bellport community. He has been a member of the Bellport Country Club, as well as serving as a member and the chairperson of the community’s Golf and Tennis Commission for ten years.
Ray is happily married to his wife, Deborah, for the last forty-three years. They have a daughter, Gillian.
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Hon. Raymond Fell

Treasurer / Secretary

Hon. Raymond Fell
Mayor, Village of Lindenhurst read more

Hon. Ralph A. Scordino

Immediate Past President
Mayor, Village of Babylon
Mayor Scordino has been a catalyst for change in Babylon Village throughout his time as Mayor. He has ushered Babylon through numerous changes and improvements including making road renovations, installing new lighting, purchasing fire equipment and maintaining and upgrading trails from Argyle Lake to Southards Pond. Mayor Scordino was influential in making Babylon Village the first municipality in Suffolk County to offer WiFi in the business district; under his watch, Babylon Village was awarded the 2010 Vision Long Island Smart Growth Award.
Mayor Scordino was an educator for 34 years. He can often be seen throughout the Village where he spends a great deal of time, and this offers the residents the advantage of having a Mayor who is visible and easily accessible. Ralph and his wife Linda have been married for 35 years and raised their two children here.
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Hon. Ralph A. Scordino

Immediate Past President

Hon. Ralph A. Scordino
Mayor, Village of Babylon read more

Hon. Paul V. Pontieri, Jr.

Past President
Mayor, Village of Patchogue
Elected Mayor for the first time in 2004 and again in 2008 and 2012, and Village Trustee for the prior eleven years, Mayor Paul Pontieri has served the Village of Patchogue for 19 years. During his eight years as mayor, Paul Pontieri has made economic development his top priority, and he has focused on putting “feet on Main Street,” the heart of the village. With this as the Mayor’s basic philosophy, during his tenure in office, Patchogue has experienced a revitalization made possible by over $150 million dollars in public and private investment. Mayor Pontieri has established Patchogue as a successful model of smart growth, with a number of major economic development initiatives that he and his administration have spearheaded.
Mayor Pontieri was a school administrator for many years and a former businessman. In August 2009, he was appointed Brookhaven Deputy Town Supervisor for Economic Development, a position he held for two years. He is the Governor’s appointee to the Board of Directors of Suffolk County Community College, a member of the Board of Directors of the Long Island Regional Planning Council, Executive Board Member of the New York Conference of Mayors, a Trustee of Independent Group Home Living (IGHL), and past president of the Suffolk County Village Officials Association. Mayor Pontieri is also involved in many community organizations and activities, and is a member of the Board of Directors of Patchogue-Medford Youth and Community Services. The Long Island Housing Partnership, the Regional Planning Association, and Vision Long Island have honored Mayor Pontieri for his accomplishments in the revitalization of downtown Patchogue, and for the village’s commitment to providing affordable housing for its residents.
Mayor Pontieri was born and raised in the Village of Patchogue. He graduated from Patchogue High School and raised his family in the place he has always called home.
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Hon. Paul V. Pontieri, Jr.

Past President

Hon. Paul V. Pontieri, Jr.
Mayor, Village of Patchogue read more

Hon. Paul F. Rickenbach, Jr.

Past President
Mayor, Village of East Hampton
Elected to an unprecedented four terms as mayor of the Village of East Hampton, Mayor Paul F. Rickenbach, Jr. has spent most of his life as a dedicated public servant. He served in the U.S. Army Signal Corps, serving in the Panama Canal Zone. Mayor Rickenbach became a police officer in September of 1958, joining the East Hampton Village Police Dept. A graduate of the New York State Police Academy, the Suffolk County Police Academy and Suffolk County Community College with a degree in criminal justice, he became Officer-in-Charge of criminal investigations undertaken by the East Hampton Village Police Department, and retired with the rank of Detective Sergeant. Paul was appointed Trustee in the Village of East Hampton, then subsequently elected as mayor.
Among his many honors and distinctions, Paul served as President of the Suffolk County Police Association, as well as two terms as President of the Suffolk County Village Officials Association. Building on the previously established Main Street Historic District, Paul’s greatest legacy resides in the creation of historic districts and landmarks within East Hampton, including the Hook Historic District, the Hunting Lane Historic District and the Ocean Avenue Historic District. He helped bestow landmark status upon the Odd Fellows Hall, the East Hampton Train Station and the Thomas Moran Property. Under Paul’s leadership, East Hampton adopted a “Comprehensive Plan” and an “Open Space Plan” that safeguarded eight endangered historic properties within the village.
Born in Jackson Heights, and raised in Great Neck, Mayor Rickenbach and his wife Jean reside in East Hampton and they have two daughters and four grandchildren.
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Hon. Paul F. Rickenbach, Jr.

Past President

Hon. Paul F. Rickenbach, Jr.
Mayor, Village of East Hampton read more

Hon. Peter T. Imbert

President Emeritus
Former Mayor, Village of Amityville
Peter began public service in 1997 after being elected mayor of the Incorporated Village of Amityville. He was re-elected in 2001 with 80 percent of the vote and retired in 2013 as the village’s longest serving mayor. Mayor Imbert served on the Executive Board of the Suffolk County Village Officials Association as Second Vice President, First Vice President and President, and is currently serving as President Emeritus.
Mayor Imbert’s professional career began at American International Group where he was promoted to Assistant Vice President at age 26. He later joined Reliance National Insurance Company as the youngest Vice President in the company and left in 1991 to join his father at American Professional Agency, Inc. located in the Village of Amityville.
Peter was named Man of the Year by the Amityville Police Benevolent Association and was also recognized by Post 1218 of the American Legion for outstanding community service. He was the first honoree of The Long Island Home’s annual golf classic and has been honored by the Knights of Columbus, the Amityville Chamber of Commerce, the Masonic Lodge, the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary and the Suffolk County First Precinct’s Brotherhood, among other prominent organizations.
Peter holds a bachelor’s degree in economics from the University of Richmond, where he was elected Senior Senator of Student Government. Peter lives in Amityville, where he has lived his whole life, with his wife Diane and their three children.
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Hon. Peter T. Imbert

President Emeritus

Hon. Peter T. Imbert
Former Mayor, Village of Amityville read more

Hon. Paul J. Tonna

Executive Director
Former Suffolk County Presiding Officer
The Honorable Paul Jude Tonna serves as Executive Director of the Suffolk County Village Officials Association. He also serves as Molloy College’s Executive Director for The Energeia Partnership, a leadership academy dedicated to identifying and addressing the serious, complex and multi-dimensional issues challenging the Long Island, New York region. He is Managing Partner of Praxis Public Relations, Inc. a business consulting and government relations company.
Mr. Tonna served from 1994 to 2005 as a Suffolk County Legislator and for three years, 2000-2002, his fellow legislators chose him to lead the Suffolk County Legislature as its Presiding Officer. During Legislator Tonna’s 12 years of elected office, he had been a strong advocate for the poor, homeless and marginalized on Long Island, affordable housing, labor organizations, and the environment. He sponsored, co-sponsored, and passed numerous laws and/or initiatives including: ground breaking non-smoking legislation; innovative programs focused on eliminating child poverty and homelessness; legislation designed to elevate the standard of living for all Suffolk County residents and innovative Greenways Funds to protect open space, farmlands and parklands.
Paul Tonna is a strong advocate of immigrants working and living on Long Island. The 2003 award- winning film documentary Farmingville chronicled some of those efforts. He has appeared on numerous radio and TV shows including: Lou Dobbs, CNN; The Oxygen Network; LI Telecare; TV 55, The Rosie O’Donnell Show; News 12 Long Island; NBC News 4 and PBS WLIW 21.
Mr. Tonna is a former Adjunct Professor in Theology Religious Studies at St. John’s University. He is the former Chairman of the Suffolk County Industrial Development Agency (IDA) and former Vice-Chairman of the Long Island Regional Planning Council. Mr. Tonna is an active member of many not-for-profit boards including: The Advanced Energy Research Technology Center (Stony Brook University), Energeia Board of Advisors (Molloy College), The Long Island Index Advisory Board, and Erase Racism’s College of Advisors. He also serves as the Executive Director of the Suffolk County Village Officials Association (SCVOA) and the United States Green Building Council's Long Island Chapter (USGBC-LI). Mr. Tonna is Chairman Commissioner of the South Huntington Water District; Founding Director of Empire National Bank, and on the Board of Directors of BioRestorative Therapies, Inc. (“BRT”) a life sciences biotechnology company focused on adult stem cell-based cellular therapies for various personal medical applications.
Paul Tonna has received many awards and honors including: Molloy College’s Caritas Medal; St. John’s University St. Vincent De Paul Medal; Suffolk County Human Rights Commission Legislator of the Year; National Association of Social Workers Public Citizen of the Year; Habitat for Humanity Man of the Year; The Nature Conservancy’s Conservation Award; Networking Magazine’s David Award; Long Island Business News 50 Around 50 Award; ACIT Community Advocate Award; Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Commission Public Service Award, American Jewish Committee Community Service Honoree and achieved the rank of Eagle Scout.
Mr. Tonna earned an undergraduate degree in philosophy from New York University, a Masters of Arts degree in theology from Immaculate Conception Seminary and conducted doctoral studies in systematic theology at Fordham University.
Paul Tonna resides in Huntington, New York with his wife Carol and his children: Peter, Paul, John, Grace, Mary, Carolann, Joseph and Lucy.
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Hon. Paul J. Tonna

Executive Director

Hon. Paul J. Tonna
Former Suffolk County Presiding Officer read more

Hon. Peter A. Bee, Esq.

Counsel
Former Mayor, Village of Garden City
Peter Bee is a partner in the 18-attorney law firm of Bee Ready Fishbein Hatter & Donovan, LLP, where he concentrates in municipal, labor & employment law. A graduate of St. John’s University (undergraduate and law), Mr. Bee founded his law firm in 1980 after ten years of Nassau County Government experience. Mr. Bee’s clients include local governments at the County, Town, Village and Special District levels. He has served as Counsel to numerous zoning and planning boards throughout Long Island. He is a former School Board Trustee, Village Trustee, and Village Mayor in his home town of Garden City. Mr. Bee currently serves as Counsel to our own Suffolk County Village Officials Association. He is a published author on a variety of municipal law topics, and a frequent speaker at professional associations.
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Hon. Peter A. Bee, Esq.

Counsel

Hon. Peter A. Bee, Esq.
Former Mayor, Village of Garden City read more