Saladino Administers Oath of Office to New Ethics Board Member from Plainview

Saladino Administers Oath of Office to New Ethics Board Member from Plainview

Continuing their ongoing commitment to increasing transparency and ethics in the Town of Oyster Bay, Supervisor Joseph Saladino and members of the Town Board appointed Hal Simon of Plainview as the newest member of the Town of Oyster Bay’s Board of Ethics.  Mr. Simon will serve on the panel through December 31, 2022.

Supervisor Saladino stated, “I welcome Mr. Simon to the Board of Ethics and thank him for volunteering his time to serving the public on this important committee, which helps advance accountability and transparency at Town Hall.  To restore the public’s trust in government, my administration has appointed this new independent Board of Ethics, as well as an Inspector General who once worked with the CIA, FBI and DEA.  Together, we demand the highest level of ethics and accountability in government.”

On June 18, 2019, the Town Board unanimously appointed Mr. Simon as the newest member of the Board of Ethics.  Mr. Simon, a corporate supervisor for Ben’s Kosher Delicatessen establishments, works professionally to streamline operations and maximize team performance. Throughout his career, he has demonstrated strong communication, planning and problem solving abilities.  He joined the Board of Ethics to help keep the Town of Oyster Bay a better place.

Since taking office in 2017, Supervisor Saladino and the Town Board have taken swift action enhance ethics and demand accountability in government through the appointment of a new, independent Board of Ethics with real and meaningful oversight.  Together, the Town Board and Supervisor have instituted disclosure requirements for contractors, vendors and high level employees to prevent conflicts of interest and misdeeds.  Additionally, a former Federal prosecutor was appointed to serve as Town Attorney.  An individual who previously worked with the FBI, CIA and DEA was hired to serve as the Town’s first-ever Inspector General to protect the wallets of taxpayers by overseeing contracts and procurement.