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North Hempstead Finance Commissioner Helene Raps-Beckerman Receives Committee Appointment From Government Finance Officers Association

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January 26, 2007                                                                        (516) 869-7794


Manhasset, NY (January 26) – North Hempstead Supervisor Jon Kaiman and the Town Council announced today that Finance Commissioner Helene Raps-Beckerman has been appointed to a 3-year term to serve on the Committee on Retirement and Benefits Administration of the national Government Finance Officers Association.

Supervisor Kaiman said “All of Helene’s colleagues are proud of her and wish her great success during her 3-year tenure.”

The Government Finance Officers Association, headquartered in Chicago, is a national association of state and local finance officers throughout the U.S. and Canada. The Committee on Retirement Benefits and Administration tracks new industry practices, regulatory and legislative developments, and issues updated information to assist public pension and personnel officers.

Ms. Beckerman has served as Commissioner of Finance and Human Resources for the Town of North Hempstead since March, 1994. She is a Certified Government Financial Manager by the Association for Government Accountants.

Prior to being named Commissioner of Finance and Human Resources for the Town, she served as Deputy Receiver of Taxes from 1992-1994 and before that was employed by Dean Witter Reynolds, Inc. as Vice President for Government Bond Trading.

“In this time when it essential for governments at all levels to more effectively manage our resources, we are fortunate to have Helene serve on this committee” said Supervisor Kaiman. “She will bring back the latest information regarding related federal policies that affect the Town, as well as contributing to nationwide best practices in benefits and retirement plans.”

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