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Councilman Robert J. Troiano (1st District)


Robert Troiano, Jr. was the first person of African-American descent to be elected to the North Hempstead Town Council, serving two terms from 2004-2010 before winning election to the Nassau County Legislature. As a Legislator he represented New Cassel, Westbury, Hempstead and Lakeview from 2011 - 2014. Robert was elected to the Town Council again in 2021 by the residents of District 1 which includes Carle Place, New Cassel, Old Westbury, and Westbury.

Prior to his 2003 election to the Town Council, Robert served as Treasurer and Senior Vice President of Prudential Securities, one of the largest securities companies in the country at the time. His responsibilities included management of the company's cash, capital and banking relationships around the world.

Robert attributes much of his professional success to the education he received in Westbury's schools. In an effort to give back to his community, he served as a member of the Westbury Board of Education from 1991 -1994, 1996 – 2002 and again in 2018 to the present.

During his tenure as President of the Westbury Board of Education from 1996 to 2002, the district was recognized for excellent academic performance by a variety of experts in the field of education. Two schools won National School of Excellence awards and a third was recognized by New York State as a School of Excellence. As a result of the leadership qualities Robert demonstrated as President, he was selected by the Commissioner of Education to be the Long Island representative on the prestigious Blue Ribbon Panel on Leadership.

Robert attended Brown University, where he received a bachelor’s degree in psychology/sociology. He went on to earn a Master’s in Business Administration from Stanford University. In addition to majoring in finance at Stanford, Robert received a minor in government management. After graduating from Stanford, he earned certification as a CPA and was listed in "Who's Who in Finance.”

As a member of the Town Council, he has focused on proposals to promote economic development and affordable housing. Robert was responsible for kick starting the revitalization of New Cassel which was recognized by Hofstra as “a model of suburban revitalization”. Over $100 million was invested by private developers to create new housing within the community. The revitalization effort included a traffic calming and beautification initiative which made Prospect Ave safer for pedestrians and vehicles alike.

The revitalization included development by the Town of the "Yes We Can" Community Center on a two-acre site in the heart of New Cassel. Yes We Can is an award winning, intergenerational facility that was the dream of local residents since Robert was a youth. It includes a television studio, a fitness center, two NBA-sized basketball courts, meeting rooms, tutoring center, a small library, a dance studio, and banquet rooms with access to a warming kitchen.

Robert is married to Sharon Troiano. They have three children and four grandchildren.

Robert Troiano, Jr. in the News:

North Hempstead Town may add cameras to school buses to enhance student safety - Newsday

Revitalized, walkable New Cassel is 'warm and welcoming' - Newsday

North Hempstead Town may add cameras to school buses to enhance student safety - Newsday

For Westbury kids, school prep is in the bag - Newsday

From blight to bright: In New Cassel, 3 zombie homes slated for new life - Newsday

Civil rights activist Hazel Dukes honored with street naming in Roslyn Heights - Newsday

State aid to schools: Record $771M more for Long Island districts in 2023-24 - Newsday

Carle Place park to reopen after $2.4M upgrade featuring accessible playground


Video: Newsday: Civil rights activist Hazel Dukes honored with street naming

Robert Troiano's Interview on Vision Long Island's Main Street News:

Contact Information

220 Plandome Road
Manhasset , NY 11030
Phone: (516) 869-7701
Fax: (516) 869-7688
Email: troianor@northhempsteadny.gov

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