Ralph Suozzi
Ralph Suozzi
Ralph V. Suozzi is the mayor of Glen Cove, New York. He was first elected to the post of mayor in 2005, after creating an independent party he named - Glen Cove Voters - after the people who would ultimately choose the next mayor. Ralph Suozzi defeated Republican candidate attorney Drew Fonrose and incumbent two-term Democratic Mayor Mary Ann Holzkamp.
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Most LI beaches open for Labor Day weekend - Newsday (subscription)
Google News - over 5 years
InGlen Cove, Morgans Beach will be open but Mayor Ralph Suozzi said Pryibil Beach will remain closed until LIPA can clear downed wires there. Crescent Beach remains closed. North Hempstead's Manorhaven Beach Park and North Hempstead Beach Park will be
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Power Restoration Improves, Pockets Still Dark - Patch.com
Google News - over 5 years
Mayor Ralph Suozzi, along with a general consensus, revealed the following areas still without power: Suozzi said his office was calling LIPA government lines for data and to help direct resources to the areas. "The main issue is definitely power,"
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VIDEO: Hurricane Irene: The Aftermath - Patch.com
Google News - over 5 years
Mayor Ralph Suozzi gives a status update Sunday on Hurricane Irene's impact on Glen Cove. Hurricane Irene ravaged the eastern coast through Sunday morning, and Glen Cove was no exception. The storm caused damage at several Glen
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Mangano orders mandatory evacuations for South Shore - liherald.com
Google News - over 5 years
Joined by the county's three town supervisors - Kate Murray of Hempstead, John Venditto of Oyster Bay and Jon Kaiman of North Hempstead - Police Commissioner Thomas Krumpter and Glen Cove Mayor Ralph Suozzi, Mangano announced the evacuation plan for
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Mayor's Snapper Derby Cancelled for Aug. 27 - Patch.com
Google News - over 5 years
The event, which was set for 8:15 am, will be rescheduled, according to Mayor Ralph Suozzi. A new date and time will be announced. The annual Snapper Derby invites children ages six to 16 years old to bring along their own rod and reel
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City Considers Shared Police with Sea Cliff - Patch.com
Google News - over 5 years
Meli inquired about the nature of the service in question, and after Mayor Ralph Suozzi said he could not discuss the matter, Meli announced the service was police. Meli cited a May 2 resolution from the Sea Cliff Village Board authorizing a contract
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Glen Cove City Council Meeting Agenda: Aug. 23 - Patch.com
Google News - over 5 years
Mayor Ralph Suozzi and the Glen Cove City Council will meet at City Hall at 7:30 pm for a public council meeting. A Resolution rescinding Resolution 6O, dated June28, 2011, to Newborn Construction, Inc. and awarding bid to lowest
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Candidate Video: Meli on Residential Projects - Patch.com
Google News - over 5 years
For the second time, Meli will challenge incumbent Ralph Suozzi. Meli carried 40 percent of the mayoral vote in 2009. In a series of videos, Meli discusses his take on the waterfront revitalization, illegal housing, and his idea on attracting business
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Glen Cove Remembers Jean Inez Hersey - Patch.com
Google News - over 5 years
Hersey was also an active member of the Democratic Party in Glen Cove, and Assemblyman Charles Lavine and Glen Cove Mayor Ralph Suozzi both spoke at her wake. Hersey founded The Hand of Love – an organization first started many years ago by her mother
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Jean Inez Hersey, 79, involved in Glen Cove - Newsday (subscription)
Google News - over 5 years
... a lifelong Glen Cove resident who worked for Long Island Lighting Co. for 50 years, died July 17 at home after a long illness. At Tuesday night's City Council meeting, Glen Cove Mayor Ralph Suozzi said Hersey's death "is a tremendous loss for the
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Glen Cove City Council Meeting Agenda: July 26 - Patch.com
Google News - over 5 years
Mayor Ralph Suozzi and the Glen Cove City Council will meet at City Hall at 7:30 pm for a public council meeting. A Resolution authorizing the City Council to adopt a revised Purchasing Policy and Procurement Procedures for the
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Glen Cove Honors Dan Russell at Memorial Service - Patch.com
Google News - over 5 years
"We lost a member of the community who I consider family," said Mayor Ralph Suozzi. "We all are Dan Russell's family." Suozzi said that a memorial plaque will be placed at Morgan's Park, and he hoped to have Russell's ashes scattered on the scene
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DeRiggi-Whitton Kicks Off Nassau Legislature Campaign - Patch.com
Google News - over 5 years
Nassau Legislature candidate Delia DeRiggi-Whitton poses with City Council members and Mayor Ralph Suozzi. Photo Courtesy Nassau County Democratic Party Glen Cove City Councilwoman Delia DeRiggi-Whitton held a fundraiser at Page
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Glen Cove Remembers Daniel Russell - Patch.com
Google News - over 5 years
Mayor Ralph Suozzi said he is deeply saddened by the news of Russell's passing. "Dan was a great guy, a very serious student of the city," Suozzi said. "He was a great resource for the city and really cared about what he did. It was just a tragic thing
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Photo of the Day: P.R.I.D.E. Graduates - Patch.com
Google News - over 5 years
“The PRIDE program continues to be a great success thanks to the support from Mayor Ralph Suozzi, the City Council and Sgt. Jack McDougal who is in charge of the program and constantly updates the lessons to keep them relevant for the students," said
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Photo of the Day: Glen Cove Girl Scout Awards - Patch.com
Google News - over 5 years
Katie Marinaccio earned her Girls Scouts gold award and was given a special citation from Mayor Ralph Suozzi. Courtesy Tina Braja Katie Marinaccio earned her gold award at Glen Cove Association
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Video: Young Patriots Roll Through Downtown Glen Cove - Patch.com
Google News - over 5 years
... white and blue – rode decorated bicycles, battery powered vehicles and scooters through the city's downtown area. The event – which ran along Forest Avenue and School Street – concluded with a patriotic sing-along led by Mayor Ralph Suozzi
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City Delays Ferry Terminal Again - Patch.com
Google News - over 5 years
While completion of the project had originally been slated for fall, Mayor Ralph Suozzi said six months of construction will be needed. The delay is a result of hydrostatic pressure exerted on the bulkhead at the site, which will require engineering
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Grievance Day is Tuesday, Filing Period Extended - Patch.com
Google News - almost 6 years
The parade will travel down Forest Avenue to School Street and concludes at Village Square with an Independence Day celebration with Mayor Ralph Suozzi to include music, a sing-a-long of patriotic songs and refreshments. Bags and backpacks are subject
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Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Ralph Suozzi
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  • FIFTIES
  • 2013
    Age 56
    2013 Year Reelection: Ralph Suozzi Lost his bid for reelection.
    More Details Hide Details Ralph Suozzi started out with a basic and simple idea. That government was for the people and not about the political parties or the candidates they place in front of the voters. By creating an Independent Political Organization - Glen Cove Voters - Suozzi ran for office with a simple idea and message which was, "It's About People Not Politics". In the three way race that his candidacy created, Ralph Suozzi emerged as the winner and as a symbol to all of his openness and transparency, he had the mayor's office door removed and paraded before a crowd of 1,000 residents at his first inauguration symbolizing a new day in local government and an Open Door Policy. http://mayorralphsuozzi.com/ http://glencove-li.us/ http://www.newsday.com/opinion/editorial-a-creative-way-to-save-long-island-history-1.5988325
  • 2012
    Age 55
    He was selected for the Energeia Partnership Class of 2012, a think-tank organization focused on challenges facing Long Island leaders from a variety of businesses and disciplines.
    More Details Hide Details He’s been honored by the Nassau County AHRC Foundation for his humanitarian efforts and both the Nassau County Chapter of the NYS Society of Professional Engineers and the Long Island Contractors Association for his focus on infrastructure improvements. The North Shore Wildlife Sanctuary and Matinecock Rod & Gun Club presented awards to Mayor Suozzi for expending extraordinary effort and resources to restore and maintain the critical tidal flow of Dosoris Pond. The waters of Dosoris Pond are refreshed with each tide, now bringing forth an abundance of marine life and aquatic birds that were once lost. Suozzi comes from a political family. His father Vincent Suozzi, his uncle Joseph Suozzi and his cousin Thomas Suozzi were mayors of Glen Cove prior to Ralph Suozzi. His cousin is former Nassau County Executive Thomas R. Suozzi. COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT Ralph Suozzi has a Bachelor of Science from Long Island University’s C.W. Post College and is a 1974 graduate of Glen Cove High School. He is a member of the following organizations: Small Communities Subcommittee of the EPA’s Local Government Advisory Committee (LGAC), St. Rocco’s Church, Sons of Italy, Knights of Columbus, Chamber of Commerce, Rotary, Kiwanis, North Shore Historical Museum, NAACP, Glen Cove PTA & SEPTA, Glen Cove Beautification, Glen Cove Volunteer Fire Department Benevolent Association, Morgan Park Summer Music Festival Executive Committee, Inter-Agency Council and is a 30-year volunteer of St. Rocco’s Feast.
    In 2012 Mayor Suozzi was one of just 30 mayors nationwide to serve on the U.S. EPA’s Local Government Advisory Committee.
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    Mayor Suozzi has also made improvements to Morgan Park by the addition of lights to the parking field, handrails for the steps near the concert stage, rehabilitated parts of the sea wall and rebuilt the iconic gazebo that was destroyed during a 2012 storm.
    More Details Hide Details At the Glen Cove Golf Course major improvements include connecting the facility to the sewer collection system (2009), replacing the Cart Barn, replacement and upgrades to the entire electric system and transformer, repair to storm-damaged netting, handicapped accessible bathrooms at the View Grille (formerly Soundview) and the removal of dead trees and stumps and replacement with new trees throughout the course. In addition the tennis courts are currently out for bid, slated for rehabilitation this fall, followed by the rehabilitation of the basketball courts. YOUTH, VETERANS & SENIORS Mayor Suozzi has worked very closely with our City’s Youth, Seniors and Veterans. In 2007 he built a new Youth Center, and in 2008 he acquired a five year $4 million NYS Community Learning Grant in collaboration with the Glen Cove School District, the Youth Board and the Boys and Girls Club. The Mayor has maintained funding levels and improved services at the Glen Cove Senior Center including a complete upgrade of the facility and its utilities. Mayor Suozzi has demonstrated his admiration and respect for all Veterans by the addition of permanent flagpoles, lights, new landscaping and re-bronzing of all monuments. He recently appointed Korean War Veteran and former Commissioner of Public Safety Ben Farnan to head a committee to replace a long-lost WWII Memorial honoring local veterans from the Landing Area.
  • 2011
    Age 54
    Mayor Suozzi was one of just four mayors nationally invited to participate in a panel discussion at the Environmental Protection Agency's 2011 Brownfields Conference in Philadelphia.
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  • 2009
    Age 52
    In 2009 Mayor Suozzi built a state-of-the art handicapped accessible playground at Stanco Park for children ages 2 through 12.
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  • 2007
    Age 50
    In 2007 the Mayor instituted the Emergency/Community Notification (ENS) System which is sometimes referred to as a “reverse 911” system.
    More Details Hide Details The ENS is used to notify residents and businesses of alerts related to weather, scheduling of city services, special events, and other significant community notifications. Mayor Suozzi expanded and modernized the community’s water distribution and alarm systems ensuring that our water supply meets all federal and state standards. This upgrade ensures that we have sufficient capacity to meet daily demands as well as excess capacity for fire safety, mechanical failure, and maintenance. RECOGNITION Ralph Suozzi is a Vision Long Island & NYCOM Award Winner, an expert panelist for Sustainable Long Island and was selected as advisor to the New York State Conference of Mayors. He has been recognized officially by the Long Island Planning Council, the Long Island Index, Vision Long Island and the New York League of Conservation Voters.
  • FORTIES
  • 2006
    Age 49
    PUBLIC HEALTH & SAFETY In 2006 the Mayor made his first trip to Washington D.C. to engage the NYS Congressional Delegation and federal agencies to help secure funds for environmental cleanups, rehabilitation of city infrastructure, and law enforcement technology improvements that have made community policing more time and cost effective.
    More Details Hide Details The Mayor secured 100% federal funding from grants through the U.S. Department of Justice (USDOJ) that provided the Glen Cove Police Department with Digital Fingerprinting Technology. This reduced a multi-week manual system into a high-speed digital process that searches all nationwide electronic databases for criminal matches. Additionally he secured 100% funding for the design and implementation for the security camera system in the downtown and the downtown garages.
  • 2005
    Age 48
    Ralph Suozzi was elected mayor of Glen Cove, New York in November 2005.
    More Details Hide Details During his administration, City finances have improved steadily. Mayor Suozzi has vastly improved the city’s budget process, reduced debt while simultaneously shedding expenses, developed new sources of non-taxpayer revenue, and successfully lobbied Washington D.C. and Albany to bring much needed federal/state funds to Glen Cove. BACKGROUND Mayor Suozzi is former business executive with more than 30 years’ experience in corporate leadership, including CBS Television and American Express. In his executive role at American Express, Mayor Suozzi directed teams that designed deployed, maintained and trained professionals on systems that affected more than 100,000 employees worldwide. Mayor Suozzi, a former ten-year member of the Glen Cove Volunteer Fire Department, is a life-long resident of Glen Cove and the son of the city’s former mayor, Vincent “Jimmy” Suozzi. PLANNING & INNOVATION Ralph Suozzi has identified and acquired millions of dollars in government grants to clean up the local environment and help the city to finance capital projects and public safety initiatives. Mayor Suozzi has made Glen Cove a leader in Smart Growth efforts. He enacted a new Master Plan, the first in 55 years, to guide modern zoning and redevelopment efforts and introduced Visual Simulation Legislation to assist planners, professionals and everyday people through digital visualization of any proposed large development projects.
    He was first elected to the post of mayor in 2005, after creating an independent party he named - Glen Cove Voters - after the people who would ultimately choose the next mayor.
    More Details Hide Details Ralph Suozzi defeated Republican candidate attorney Drew Fonrose and incumbent two-term Democratic Mayor Mary Ann Holzkamp. His mantra was and is, "It's about people, not politics." Suozzi is known for being a hands-on mayor who often responds to citizens personally and can be found responding to the scenes of city emergencies on a regular basis. During Superstorm Sandy in 2012, he kept City Hall open 24/7 for the first five days after the storm.
  • TWENTIES
  • 1979
    Age 22
    He is the middle child of seven siblings, and attended St. Patrick's Elementary School, Glen Cove Public Middle and High Schools and attended college at SUNY Fredonia before graduating from Long Island University, C.W. Post Campus in 1979.
    More Details Hide Details Suozzi and his wife, Jane, have two children who attend Glen Cove public schools.
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1956
    Born
    The son of former Glen Cove mayor Vincent "Jimmy" Suozzi, Ralph Suozzi was born on July 21, 1956 in Glen Cove, New York.
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