James Altadonna Jr. joined Town of Oyster Bay government in June as the Town Clerk. A successful businessman and longtime public servant, Altadonna was the Mayor of the Village of Massapequa Park from 2001 until assuming the Office of Town Clerk.
As a successful businessman, Altadonna has been recognized for strong management skills with an emphasis on technology. Using his sound acumen, he founded and grew a successful graphics company. As Town Clerk, he relies on that experience to make sure that the Town Clerk’s office is run in an innovative, efficient, and business-like manner.
As he did in his business career, Altadonna focused on efficiency in his duties as mayor. He improved workforce productivity and achieved significant cost reductions. Improving the quality of life of the residents he served and ensuring the well-being of residents and business owners were also priorities. Altadonna oversaw a revitalization project in the business district of Massapequa Park to support local merchants and attract new businesses to the village. He protected all residents, especially school-age children walking back and forth to school, by initiating a program to deter speeding and adding stop signs to dangerous intersections.
When Superstorm Sandy struck the region in October 2012, Altadonna worked tirelessly to help those who were affected by storm. As mayor, Altadonna was respected for working with his colleagues in town, county, state and federal government. He worked to get Sandy relief funds to the area and, along with local state lawmakers, lobbied for more state aid for his and other Long Island school districts. He was honored by YES Community Counseling for his efforts in helping local residents recover from the devastation brought on by Sandy.
Prior to becoming Town Clerk, Altadonna was involved in many aspects of the Town of Oyster Bay. For example, he served as President of Friends of the Community Service Department, Inc. since its inception in March 2000. The mission of this organization is to support community service programs, aid, encourage and foster artistic and cultural activities.
As mayor, Mr. Altadonna was highly regarded for listening to his constituents and attending to their concerns, suggestions and issues and as Town Clerk, he continues the same open-door policy. Town Clerk Altadonna encourages all residents to contact the office for any assistance or services that the office provides.
Altadonna was a founding member of Deer Park Rescue Company No. 1. In addition, he is a member of the Sons of Italy and also was a member of the Nassau County Village Officials Association and served as president of that organization.
Town Clerk Altadonna has lived in the Town of Oyster Bay for more than two decades. He is a graduate of Pace University, where he earned a degree from Pace University the Lubin School of Business. He and his wife, Susan, currently live in Massapequa Park. They have three children: Jimmy, Kristin and Lindsey.