Rockville Centre resident reappointed planning comm. chair


Rockville Centre will retain its voice on the Nassau County Planning Commission as members enter a new term.

Nassau County Executive Edward Mangano reappointed Jeff Greenfield, a long-time resident of Rockville Centre, as chairman of the Planning Commission. Greenfield was first appointed as chairman of the commission on Jan. 25, 2007, by then County Executive Thomas Suozzi.

“I appreciate the confidence that County Executive Mangano has put in my leadership,” Greenfield said. “He reappointed me even though I was a holdover from the Suozzi administration. We had a lot of accomplishments during my term and I look forward to more challenges and accomplishments in the future.”

The role of the Planning Commission is to oversee the growth and development of Nassau County and seek a balance between economic growth and environmental protection and historic preservation.

According to county spokeswoman Katie Grilli-Robles, some of Greenfield’s notable achievements include rewriting and clarifying the commission’s rules and regulations and streamlining procedures and having villages submit electronically.

Another Rockville Centre resident on the commission, Eric Sussman, had his term end on Dec. 31 2011, said Grilli-Robles, but was “held over” until James Bianco was appointed in his place. Sussman’s term began on Jan. 28, 2008.

Bianco, also a resident of Rockville Centre, has experience in real estate development and has served as an alternate to the Rockville Centre Zoning Board of Appeals.

“Eric Sussman was a dedicated commissioner,” Greenfield said. “He never missed a meeting and I was sad to see him leave. But I look forward to working with James