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, 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
Nancy Howard, a graduate of the Parsons School of
Design, has been a resident of Rockville Centre for 18 years. She has
been a free‐lance illustrator as well as a human resources executive for
Macys and Salomon Brothers.
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
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.
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.