Valley Stream Village board has reorganization meeting


The village of Valley Stream held its annual reorganization meeting on April 1 to formally install its newly elected officers to the board of trustees as well as reshuffle and renew village government positions.

Political veterans John Tufarelli and Sean Wright were sworn in and took the oath of office as village trustees, extending their place at Village for another four years. The board also appointed Tufarelli to serve as deputy mayor for another year and James J. Hunter as village clerk.

“This is a very humbling experience,” Tufarelli told the crowd at the village meeting. “Started a long time ago this journey, and I’m still here by the grace of God, the support of my wife, and the people here. I, and Sean Wright, my counterpart, my colleague, we’re going to move forward and provide for the village as we’ve done for so many years.”

“This campaign worked because of your hard work, your belief in the cause, and your belief in our vision,” said Wright. “Thank you.”

Carol McKenna was appointed as the village historian, and the Valley Stream Herald, Newsday, and the Long Island Tribune were declared the official newspapers of the village. Michael Fox was appointed as village treasurer and David Sabatino as Deputy Village Treasurer for Planning and Development. Sabatino was also appointed as a member of the village’s Community Economic Development team alongside Thomas McAleer.