Councilwoman Veronica Lurvey (District 4)
Veronica Lurvey was appointed to fill the vacated seat of the 4th Council District in January, 2019, and was elected to a four year term in November, 2019. With over 15 years of experience as an attorney at an international law firm, Council Member Lurvey has most recently served as a leader of a local community advocacy organization. She represents the unincorporated areas of Manhasset and the unincorporated Allenwood area of Great Neck, as well as the Villages of Great Neck, Kensington, Kings Point, North Hills, Roslyn, Roslyn Estates and Thomaston.
Council Member Lurvey’s goals while in office are to be responsive to the needs of District 4 residents and to work hard to resolve issues that may arise. She believes that local government must be responsive to each request and concern, including issues involving pedestrian safety, pothole and streetlight repairs, environmental stewardship, visioning and responsible development. Council Member Lurvey understands that fiscal responsibility is critical to the long term success of the Town, and focuses on efficiencies and cost control.
Council Member Lurvey is a child of Czech immigrants who came to the United States as political refugees. She was raised to believe in the importance of civic engagement. When she and her husband decided to raise their family in Great Neck six years ago, she immersed herself in community advocacy, co-founding and becoming co-president of North Shore Action, a non-partisan community action group that advocates on such issues as anti-gun violence, pedestrian safety, mental health issues, including suicide prevention and the opioid epidemic, and the protection of our environment.
Prior to her work in public service, Council Member Lurvey worked at Skadden, Arps, Slate,
Meagher & Flom LLP from 1994 to 2012, first as a legal assistant, and then rising to the position of counsel, while raising two sons. At Skadden, she led teams on a variety of corporate finance, banking, and restructuring transactions, as well as advising companies on their disclosure obligations to the Securities and Exchange Commission. This work involved multi-million and multi-billion dollar transactions and a variety of parties with different, and oftentimes conflicting, interests. This allowed Council Member Lurvey to hone her negotiating and advocacy skills.
Council Member Lurvey brings the same diligence, skill and caring to the community as she did to her clients. After returning to work following maternity leave, she helped found a Skadden mother’s group to provide support to the firm’s young mothers. She served on the PTA of her children’s school, including in the role of PTA co-president. She served on the board and executive committee, and remains an active member of Temple Israel of Great Neck.
Council Member Lurvey was a member of the Village of Kensington Zoning Board of Appeals for six years.
Council Member Lurvey earned a bachelor’s degree in political science from the University of Chicago, and a law degree from Georgetown University Law Center, where she also served on the Georgetown Law Journal.
Raised with a respect and appreciation for the environment, Council Member Lurvey can often be found walking the local nature trails, and is particularly fond of the Hempstead Harbor walking trail, a real hidden gem. She is also an avid practitioner of yoga.
Council Member Lurvey currently resides in Great Neck with her family.
220 Plandome Road
Manhasset , NY 11030