Mayor Allan M. Dorman Sworn in as President of Suffolk County Village Officials Association
On June 15, Allan M. Dorman, Mayor, Village of Islandia, was sworn in as President of the Suffolk County Village Officials Association (SCVOA). The swearing-in ceremony took place during SCVOA’s annual golf tournament and meeting, which was held at the Maidstone Golf Club in East Hampton. He previously served as SCVOA’s First Vice President.
First elected to office in 2005, Mayor Dorman has implemented many improvements to the village, including a comprehensive road improvement program and the Islandia Senior Bus, a service that shuttles senior citizens curb-to-curb for doctor’s visits and shopping trips.
As a Vietnam veteran, Mayor Dorman was committed to having a memorial built to honor the many veterans in the Islandia community. The Islandia Veterans Memorial was dedicated in 2009 and, since then, it has become the site of the village’s annual Veterans Day and Memorial Day ceremonies. He also negotiated with other local elected officials to acquire land to be used to build affordable housing for returning war veterans. He also oversaw the establishment of a Veterans of Foreign Wars post at Islandia Commons and reserved parking for veterans at the Village Hall parking lot.
He is very visible in the community as he hosts “Cup of Joe with the Mayor” every Saturday morning at Village Hall, where he meets with residents and listens to their concerns and suggestions. He also invites families to meet with him at the village’s annual BBQ, Pumpkin Fest, Christmas tree lighting ceremony, and Easter Egg Hunt.
Established more than 60 years ago, SCVOA is a non-profit organization representing 125,000 Suffolk County residents who live in the county’s 33 incorporated villages. SCVOA hosts meetings with informative guest speakers and noted experts to help provide village officials with timely and useful information on cutting-edge public policy issues. In addition, annual legislative receptions help the Association develop and foster productive relationships with other levels of government.
For more information on SCVOA, visit www.scvoa.com. For more information on the Village of Islandia, call (631) 348-1133 or visit www.newvillageofislandia.com.
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Incorporated in 1985, the Village of Islandia is home to over 3,000 residents and over 1,300 businesses. The village's proximity to New York City and the North and South shores of Long Island make Islandia an attractive destination for residents and businesses who may be thinking of relocating to Long Island. For more information, please visit www.newvillageofislandia.com.