About the NCVOA
Founded in 1925, the Nassau County Village Officials Association (NCVOA) is a not-for-profit organization comprising and representing all of Nassau County’s 64 villages with 450,000 residents. It was created for the purpose of encouraging and stimulating cooperation among its member villages for their mutual benefit and welfare. While the NCVOA is not a municipal organization, it strives to meet the highest ethical standards and is sensitive to the legal and ethical restriction of its member villages. To that end, the NCVOA is dedicated to providing village officials with a forum for exchanging ideas and experiences in the administration of their municipal duties; developing educational programs and conferences to assist village officials with implementing their civic responsibilities; studying and discussing various activities and actions that will benefit the public safety, health and welfare of our member villages governed by these officials; and investigating and discussing the most efficient means and methods of village government.
General Membership MeetingsGeneral Membership Meetings are held at the Westbury Manor Restaurant located at 1100 Jericho Turnpike in Westbury, NY unless otherwise noted below. Meetings start at 6:30 pm and programs start at 7:30 pm. Please see below for information on our next meetings.
"When all government ... shall be drawn to Washington as the centre of all power, it will render powerless the checks provided of one government on another, and will become as ... oppressive as the government from whic we separated." ~ Thomas Jefferson
Tuesday, December 11
Holiday Party and Senator John Flanagan
A Changing of the Guard
As you may know, Warren Tackenberg, after 17 years as our Executive Director, became Executive Director Emeritus on December 31.2017. We did not use the word “retire” because he is not going away. He will continue to be a member of our Executive Board and will perform some duties, including orchestrating our September Annual Dinner & Testimonials.
Ralph Kreitzman has taken over. He was our President for two years, was the mayor of the Village of Great Neck for eight years, was a member of the NYCOM Executive Board for four years and has been active in the NCVOA for well over 15 years.
Hon. Joseph Saladino, Oyster Bay Town Supervisor (L) and Hon. Lauar Gillen, Hempsead Town Supervisoe (R) congratulating our new officers, after swearing them in, President, Mayor Ralph Ekstrand, 1st Vice Presidnet, Mayor Jean Celender, 2nd Vice President Edward Lieberman and Treasurer, Mayor Daniel Serota
"State and federal officials, as well as the media, too often forget, or worse, disregard the indispensable nature of local government."
NCVOA President, Mayor Ralph Ekstrand
I would like to thank all the Mayors and Trustees for electing me NCVOA President for 2018-2019. It is an honor and a privilege to be recognized as our Association’s President. Along with First Vice President, Mayor Jean Celender, Second Vice President, Mayor Edward Lieberman, Treasurer, Mayor Daniel Serota and the entire Executive Board, I look forward to continuing the outstanding progress made this past year by Immediate Past Presiden Mayort Robert Kennedy in advancing the NCVOA agenda locally and in Albany.
The NCVOA is comprised of 64 incorporated villages representing 450,000 residents. As a group, we have been and will continue to be an influential force in Nassau County and the State of New York. In the past few years alone, the NCVOA has been instrumental in spearheading several successful endeavors:
"Whenever the people are well-informed, they can be trusted with their own government."
Your Village May be Entitled to Additional Revenue!
Gross Receipts and Franchise Fee Audits Uncover Monies Owed to Villages
Does your village collect utility gross receipts taxes from utilities and franchise fees? If so, you may be owed thousands of dollars.
The NCVOA has entered into a referral agreement with Municipal Audit Services, LLC (Muni) referring and encouraging villages to avail themselves of Muni services.
Muni is a consulting company specializing in tax compliance and recovery of tax revenues from telecommunication service providers and utility companies in the form of gross receipts taxes and franchise fees paid by cable companies to municipalities in New York State.
To date, Muni has provided audit services to 36 member villages and has recouped over $650,000 for NCVOA villages. In addition to benefits realized by villages, the NCVOA also receives 5% referral fee from Muni.
NCVOA and NYCOM…Partners in Good Government
The Nassau County Village Officials Association (NCVOA) and the New York State Conference of Mayors (NYCOM) work collaboratively to address ongoing issues and concerns impacting residents and businesses.
Founded in 1910, NYCOM is based in Albany and represents New York State’s 62 cities and 552 incorporated villages. With a team of municipal experts, NYCOM supports local governments by serving as:
· A powerful advocate for city and village governments and their residents, particularly with the state's Legislative, Executive and Judicial branches of government;
· A readily accessible source of practical information for all municipal activity; and
· The preeminent provider of training for local government officials and
· Through membership in NYCOM, New York's cities and villages are better prepared to provide essential services that are efficient and cost-effective.
The NCVOA is proud to join with NYCOM in addressing the needs of village residents throughout the State of New York. For more information about NYCOM, go to www.nycom.org
“That government is the strongest of which every man feels himself a part." Thomas Jefferson