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Board of Trustees

           The members of the Village Board - the mayor and four trustees - are elected at-large by residents to four-year terms on a rotating basis. The Board is responsible for passing local laws, establishing an annual budget, and setting policy.
           The Board meets in public about 20 times a year on select nights in Village Hall, after being briefed by the Village Administrator and the department managers at an additional public meeting called a briefing session. The Board also holds public hearings on the annual budget and on any proposed legislation. Meeting as the Exterior Design Review Board, the trustees also hold public hearings to review architectural plans.
           The trustees are assigned as liaisons to the various departments and to the principal civic, cultural, and educational organizations in the Village. Board members take the responsibilities of their part-time trustee jobs very seriously: they regularly attend public events and meetings and are glad to hear from their neighbors. Residents may contact the village online, email, write to or call them at Village Hall (678-9246).


Mayor Francis X. Murray

       Mayor Francis X. Murray, a life-long Village resident, has been an active member of the Rockville Centre Fire Department since 1972 including serving as an EMT. He was a co-chair of the Village's Environmental and Beautification Committee; Vice President of the RVC Conservancy; a board member of the Friends of Senior Services, Inc. (FOSSI); and a co-chair of the Community Fund Golf Outing.
       He is president of FX Murray Maintenance and a member of the RVC Chamber of Commerce. He has been president of the Mercy Medical Center Foundation, president of the Friends of Mercy and a Mercy Medical Center Board of Trustees member. .


Trustee Edward J. Oppenheimer

           Trustee Edward J. Oppenheimer was elected to his first four-year term in June 2009. He is a 30-year member of the Rockville Centre volunteer fire department and a certified emergency medical technician. He is a former  Nassau County Legislator, the treasurer of the Rockville Centre Community Fund and has served on a number of Village boards and committees. He is a certified public accountant with a practice in the Village.


Trustee Michael Sepe

       Michael Sepe, 40, is a graduate of Rutgers University and the Fordham School of Law. He served as a Nassau County Assistant District Attorney from 1996-2003. After working for regional law firms, he founded his law practice, Michael Sepe LLC, in Rockville Centre in 2007.
       Specializing in federal and state litigation, he also serves as counsel to St. Mark's Nursery School, is a past guest commentator for Court-TV and a former faculty member of the National College of District Attorneys.
       He has been active in fundraising efforts for the Saint Baldrick's Foundation and the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation.


Trustee Emilio F. Grillo

       Emilio F. Grillo has served Rockville Centre as a Deputy Village Attorney and Village Prosecutor since 2004, and is actively involved in Village fundraising, including the Rockville Centre Community Fund, the St. Agnes Parish, and is a member of the Long Island Chapter of Legatus, an organization of Catholic business leaders. In addition to various community organizations, Grillo has served as a coach in the Rockville Centre Little League and Rockville Centre Soccer Club.

Trustee Kathleen Baxley
Kathleen Baxley, a long-time RVC resident, was sworn in as a Trustee on June 5, 2017. A South Side High School graduate, Kathleen earned Bachelors and Master's Degrees in Elementary Education from Bucknell University and Adelphi University. Before teaching at United Nursery School in Rockville Centre, she taught for 12 years at Oceanside School 5 and in Queens for two years. Kathleen is a past president of RVC Council of PTAs, and of Hewitt, South Side Middle School and now South Side High School PTAs. She has served on several boards including the RVC Education Foundation, RVC Breast Cancer Coalition, and the RVC Sponsors of the Arts. She has also been actively involved in the fundraising efforts for the St. Agnes Parish Gala and has been a Girl Scout Leader for over a decade and served as a Cub Scout Leader for five years.