Many local politicans, including a few that represent Deer Park and North Babylon, were on hand at the Long Island Association's Annual State of the Counties Breakfast held on Jan. 11 in Woodbury.
Over 1,000 business leaders and elected officials attended the meeting, including Suffolk County Legis. Lou D'Amaro, D–North Babylon, Suffolk County Legislature Deputy Presiding Officer Wayne Horsley (D–Babylon) and Legis. DuWayne Gregory (D–Amityville), held at the Crest Hollow Country Club.
Both Nassau County Executive Edward Mangano and Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone detailed issues facing the counties as the new year begins. Both said 2012 presented the counties with many challenges and each pledged to work together to help improve life for both residents and businesses on Long Island.
“The annual LIA State of the Counties breakfast is always an insightful forum where officials and business leaders can discuss the current and future needs of Long Islanders,” said D’Amaro. “Although 2012 was a very challenging year, I am pleased that our County Executives addressed these challenges head on and I am hopeful that Long Island will continue to move in the right direction in 2013.”