New Village Administrator Keith Spadaro


       After an extensive search, the Rockville Centre Board of Trustees has chosen Keith M. Spadaro, a Village resident and former executive in New York City Police Department, as its new Village Administrator.
       “Rockville Centre is truly fortunate to have a man of Keith Spadaro’s quality, background and experience as its new Village Administrator,” Mayor Fran Murray said at the March 13 Board meeting. “We conducted a very thorough search; his experience and abilities fit right in to our operations.”
       Most recently, Mr. Spadaro was in charge of communications and 911 operations for the New York City Police Department.
       During his 21-year career in the department, he was the commanding officer of the 20th precinct on the Upper West Side of Manhattan with responsibility for the safety and security of some of New York City’s most famous and important cultural landmarks, including Lincoln Center, the Metropolitan Opera House and the American Museum of Natural History.
       Earlier in his career, Mr. Spadaro was captain and executive officer of Manhattan’s Midtown South Precinct, the largest precinct in New York City, responsible for overseeing special events at high priority sites like Madison Square Garden, Times Square, Pennsylvania Station, Grand Central Station and the Empire State Building.
       He also served as deputy commissioner in the New York City Office of Emergency Management where he was responsible for the multi-agency coordination of the 2004 Republican National Convention. Additionally, as deputy commissioner he was responsible for the training and deployment of emergency response teams for disasters throughout the state and the nation, including Hurricane Katrina in New Orleans.
       Mr. Spadaro has also worked as a registered stockbroker at several financial institutions. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in business from the SUNY College at Buffalo and a Juris Doctor from the New York Law School, and is a member of the New York State Bar Association.
       Even before officially starting his new job on March 19, Mr. Spadaro began touring Village facilities, meeting with managers and acquainting himself with the many departments and hundreds of employees that he now supervises.
       “I am very excited to have been chosen as Village Administrator by Mayor Murray and the Board of Trustees,” Mr. Spadaro said. “I am looking forward to the new challenges that the position brings and hope to make the Village of Rockville Centre an even better place to work, live and raise a family.”
       Mr. Spadaro, originally from Brooklyn, has been married to his wife Stacy, a special education teacher, for 23 years. They have three children: Katie, a sophomore at York College of Pennsylvania; Keith, a junior and Caroline a freshman at South Side High School.