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Town’s Resident Advocate Receives 40 Under 40 Recognition

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Town’s Resident Advocate Receives 40 Under 40 Recognition

North Hempstead, NY – North Hempstead Town Supervisor Judi Bosworth and the Town Board recently congratulated Lauren Summa, the Town’s Resident Advocate, for being recognized as a recipient of the 2021 Long Island Business News 40 Under 40 Award. “Lauren is a dedicated, creative, and compassionate member of our team,” said Supervisor Judi Bosworth. “This is a well-deserved recognition, and I am proud of her.” Summa has played a significant role in creating and managing programs that assist residents, including mobile office hours, an educational series focused on the essentials of buying or selling a home in the Town, and “Lift Up Local” business initiatives for local business owners.

Lauren also coordinated programs related to the health and safety of North Hempstead residents during the COVID-19 pandemic, including blood drives in partnership with the New York Blood Center and a Girl Scout / Boy Scout mask-making initiative for local senior citizens. She also proposed a policy to permit Town employees to receive paid leave to give blood, get antibody testing, and donate convalescent plasma to combat the spread of COVID-19.

A Dean’s List scholar at Hofstra University, Summa holds a BA in Broadcast Journalism and an MA in Speech Communication. Summa currently serves on the Board of the Girl Scouts of Nassau County and the Advisory Board for Ronald McDonald House Metro New York and Island Harvest.

Summa resides in Port Washington and serves as the Town’s Resident Advocate for North Hempstead. As Resident Advocate, she assists residents with building department matters, and she provides guidance to residents on issues related to both the Highway Department and the Code Enforcement Department.

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