Town Clerk Wayne H. Wink, Jr.
North Hempstead Town Clerk Wayne Wink is serving his second term as Clerk, first elected in 2013 and re-elected in 2017. Wayne served three full terms as County Legislator for the 11th District after winning his seat in a special election held in March 2007. He returns to North Hempstead government after serving more than five years as a Town Councilman. Additionally, Wayne served as Legislative Aide and Chief of Staff of the late Barbara Johnson, who was the 11th District legislator from the inception of the Legislature until her death in April 2000.
Under Wayne’s leadership, the Town Clerk’s Office has undertaken a number of initiatives to modernize. Wayne implemented NOVUS Agenda, a system that offers residents and interested parties digital access to meeting agendas, resolutions, and minutes in a central, searchable portal. The software has been successful in increasing the readiness of town information, making government more transparent and accessible.
In April of 2017, the Town Clerk’s Office officially became a United States Passport Acceptance Facility. Wayne was able to get the Passport Program up and running by cross training the existing staff at no start-up cost, creating an entire new source of revenue for the Town. To date, the Clerk’s Office has processed over a thousand new applications, countless renewals and photographs. Additionally, the office has hosted mobile processing events at several of the Town’s libraries, bringing services closer to home than ever before.
In addition to his normal duties, Wayne serves as the Registrar of Vital Statistics for the Town and for nineteen other villages located within the Town. The Registrar office issues nearly nine hundred marriage licenses each year. The department also maintains birth records for every child born in North Shore University Hospital in Manhasset, making it the largest Registrar on Long Island. In an effort to consolidate services, Wayne will soon take on the responsibility as Registrar of the Village of Mineola, which includes Winthrop Hospital. When finalized, this initiative will make North Hempstead one of the largest Registrar offices in New York State.
During Wayne’s time as a County Legislator, he served as Chair of the Finance Committee, Government Services Committee and the Committee on Aging, where he sponsored the “Silver Alert” Legislation. The program is designed much like the Amber Alert but is used to locate missing seniors and others suffering from Alzheimer’s disease, dementia and other cognitive disorders. This legislation allows for the quick, multi-jurisdictional dissemination of information, increasing the chances of a safe return.
Wayne worked to ensure that county government functioned as efficiently as possible. He sponsored legislation to change the County Assessor from an elected position to a professional appointed position, improving the County’s assessment system and ensuring that taxpayers have accurate assessments of their homes. Additionally, Wayne has been a strong supporter of “right-sizing” government, which eliminates duplicative services, while allowing the most appropriate governmental unit to manage the job.
Wayne has served as Director of District One of the New York State Town Clerks Association (NYSTCA), which encompasses Nassau and Suffolk Counties. NYSTCA is an organization dedicated to promoting the professional development of Town Clerks across the State as administrative leaders. As District Director, Wayne has acted as a liaison to State Agencies, bringing members important information and representing the interests of NYSTCA. He is also a Past-President of the Nassau Suffolk Town Clerks Association and currently serves as Treasurer/Secretary for the organization.
Wayne has been a member of many community organizations, including the Government Relations Advisory Board of the Long Island Alzheimer's Foundation, the Board of Directors of Long Island Traditions and the Family & Children’s Association. Wayne is also a member of the North Shore Elks Lodge No. 1458, BPOE and the Kiwanis Club of Manhasset and Port Washington. In addition, Wayne is a Former Member of the Board of Directors of Residents for a More Beautiful Port Washington, Past President of the Kiwanis Club of Port Washington, and served as Vice President of the Port Washington North Civic Association.
A graduate of Uniondale public schools, Wayne received a B.A. degree in Political Science from Hofstra University and a J.D. from St. John’s University Law School. Wayne specializes in real estate law and litigation, and is a former adjunct professor of Political Science at Hofstra, with a concentration in American political systems. He resides in Roslyn with his wife, Stacey and their daughter Jennifer.
220 Plandome Road
Manhasset , NY 11030
Phone: (516) 869-6311