We welcome Matthew and Theodore to the Board of Ethics and thank them both for volunteering their time to best serve the public,” said Supervisor Saladino. “The Town Board of Ethics helps advance accountability and transparency in government, and this independent group of wonderful individuals will continue to help the Town in our ongoing pledge to maintain the highest level of ethics in government.”
Matthew Vitucci is the owner of Gallo Vittucci Klar, LLP, an 80-attorney law firm with several office locations. An accomplished attorney, Mr. Vittuci is also an active member of his community, having served as a member of the board of directors of his local little league, as well as being a member of the board of directors of the Themis Advocates Group. He is also on the board of directors for his local civic association.
Theodore Kopcyznski Jr. is a former Nassau County Public Administrator, where he worked as deputy in supervising all aspects of processing estates. He also served as special assistant in Nassau County government, where he was responsible for aspects of intake, filing and processing of statutory financial disclosure filings. Mr. Kopcyznski is a former member of the Board of Trustees in the Village of Sea Cliff, and also served on the New York State Fire Prevention and Building Code Council.
The rules governing the Town of Oyster Bay Ethics Board were enhanced by Supervisor Saladino and the Town Board to provide real and meaningful oversight. In addition to reviewing financial disclosure statements, the board works to provide clear and reasonable standards of ethical conduct to officers and employees of the Town. Together, the Town Board and Supervisor have also instituted disclosure requirements for contractors, vendors and high-level employees to prevent conflicts of interest and misdeeds. An individual who previously worked with the FBI, CIA and DEA was hired to serve as Long Island’s and the Town’s first-ever Inspector General to protect the wallets of taxpayers by overseeing contracts and procurement. For more information on these initiatives and programs, visit www.oysterbaytown.com