Oyster Bay Town Councilman Anthony Macagnone has been selected to serve as a board member of the United States Green Building Council-Long Island Chapter (USGBC-LI) where he will work to promote and create solutions that strengthen the balance between environmental, social, and economic prosperity here in the Long Island area.
“I’m looking forward to lending my governmental and labor union experience to help shape the future of our community for the betterment of all,” Councilman Macagnone said. “The United States Green Building Council is hard at work improving the lives of Long Island residents and I’m excited to join their ranks and take an active role as board member.”
Councilman Macagnone, who in addition to serving as Town Councilman for 18 years also serves as the Long Island Director of the Northeast Regional Council of Carpenters, has long played an active role in shaping the future of our local communities. Through his role as Councilman and with the Northeast Regional Council of Carpenters, Councilman Macagnone supports the building of new projects that are energy efficient, have a decreased carbon footprint, and utilize modern, recycled materials to help save money, energy and most importantly, protect the environment.
Councilman Macagnone has long been an advocate for change, and spearheaded important legislation in the Town of Oyster Bay, such as requiring contractors and subcontractors to have apprenticeship training programs (the first Town in Nassau County to do so) and also sponsored legislation to establish a living wage law. His role as a board member with the USGBC-LI will be to help focus on advocacy, education and outreach efforts to help shepherd the growth of energy efficiency and sustainability on Long Island.