Nassau Executive Bruce Blakeman Introduces Weekly Newsletter to Create Transparency


Dear Resident,

I write to introduce myself as your new County Executive. Earlier this month, I placed my left hand on the Bible and raised my right hand in pledging to faithfully discharge the duties of my office while best serving the residents of Nassau County.

My top priority is to provide leadership that ensures our county operates efficiently, effectively, and responsibly. I am committed to bringing you a government that is transparent and accessible.

For those who don’t know me, let me tell you a little about myself. I was born in Oceanside, raised in Valley Stream and currently reside in Atlantic Beach with my amazing wife, Segal. We are parents to three wonderful children.

I first started in County government as Presiding Officer of the Nassau County Legislature. After serving residents as a County Legislator, I was selected by New York State Governor George Pataki to serve as a Commissioner of the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey in the aftermath of 9/11. Most recently, I served as a Hempstead Town Councilman.

I believe government has an important role in giving people options to create a healthier environment, but government should not act in a heavy-handed way. After just 13 days on the job, I am grateful for the dedication and commitment of our Nassau County employees, and I am proud of what we have accomplished so far.

Delivering Important Services

Together with the assistance of the Fire Marshal, OEM, Nassau Police, and Nassau University Medical Center, we have distributed over 200,000 at-home COVID-19 test kits to residents, while also offering free vaccines and booster shots to the public. Earlier this week, we also opened our doors to the public so they could stay warm as the coldest air mass in three years entered our region. I will continue to encourage and provide free vaccinations; free testing; and common-sense approaches to minimizing health risks and danger, while recognizing that the economic, social and mental health consequences must be considered when managing the pandemic.

Repeal Cashless Bail Laws

Earlier this week, I visited Legislative Leaders and State lawmakers in Albany to urge the repeal of cashless bail laws that endanger our communities. I thank Police Commissioner Patrick Ryder and the Presidents of the Nassau County PBA, DAI, SOA, and Correction Officers for joining me in the State Capitol to fight for the repeal of these dangerous laws.

I am deeply honored to serve as your County Executive. Working with the Nassau County Legislature and other elected officials, I intend to do the very best job possible for our residents. My number one task is to give Nassau the competent, forward-thinking government that residents deserve and for our county to be the most exciting and vibrant place to live, work, and raise your family.

Please contact me with any ideas, questions, or concerns through our online form.


Your County Executive,

Bruce Blakeman, Nassau County Executive

Bruce Blakeman

Nassau County Executive

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