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
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.