In continuance of their ongoing commitment to increase transparency and ethics in the Town of Oyster Bay, Supervisor Joseph Saladino and members of the Town Board this week appointed Rabbi Perry Raphael Rank to the Town’s Board of Ethics.
“To restore the public’s trust in government, the Town Board and I have taken several steps to increase transparency and accountability at Town Hall,” Supervisor Saladino said. “We installed a new, independent Board of Ethics and instituted disclosure requirements for contractors, vendors and high level employees to prevent conflicts of interest and improprieties. A former Federal prosecutor was appointed to serve as Town Attorney and employees – as well as elected officials – have been mandated to attend an ethics training seminar. When it comes to ethics and integrity, it’s a new day in Oyster Bay.”
Rabbi Rank is presently Rabbi of the Midway Jewish Center in Syosset and served as President of the International Rabbinical Assembly. He has served as chair of the International Rabbinical Assembly Convention and the Solomon Schechter Rabbinic Advisory Committee. He also served as the International Rabbinical Assembly Treasurer and has been featured as a contributor to various local and national publications, including Newsday.
Supervisor Saladino added, “We are pleased to welcome Rabbi Rank to the Town Ethics Board. When we first created the new Board of Ethics, we ensured that no members were employed by the Town or any other municipality. Additionally, no more than two members of the board can be enrolled in the same political party, ensuring diversity.”