Councilman Robert J. Troiano (1st District)
Robert Troiano, Jr. was the first African-American in the history of the Town of North Hempstead to serve as a member of the Town Council, serving two terms as Council Member of District 1 from 2004-2010. Robert was elected to the Town Council again in 2021 by the residents District 1 which includes Carle Place, New Cassel, Old Westbury, and Westbury.
Prior to his 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. He has been an active member of the community who has served on the Westbury Board of Education, including as President, as well as the Community Development Agency. He was also a member of the Nassau County Legislature from 2010 to 2014.
Robert graduated from Westbury High School. After graduation, Robert attended Brown University, earning a bachelor’s degree in psychology/sociology. While at Brown he served as President of the New England Chapter of the Black Students' Psychological Association. He went on to earn a Master’s in Business Administration from Stanford University. In addition to majoring in finance, 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.”
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. Both the New York State and U.S. Departments of Education selected Powell's Lane School as a School of Excellence. Powell’s Lane was the only Long Island school to win both honors. 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.
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 Prospect Avenue which was recognized by Hofstra as a model of suburban revitalization.
Robert is a 61-year resident of the Town of North Hempstead. He is married to Sharon Troiano. They have three children, Chauncey, Keely and Travis as well as four grandchildren.
Highlights from Newsday:
North Hempstead Town may add cameras to school buses to enhance student safety - Newsday
Revitalized, walkable New Cassel is 'warm and welcoming' - Newsday
From blight to bright: In New Cassel, 3 zombie homes slated for new life - Newsday
Robert Troiano's Interview on Vision Long Island's Main Street News:
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Manhasset , NY 11030
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