After 21 years of service, Neil Zitofsky, the Great Neck Library’s business manager, will retire as of Nov. 30.
At the Oct. 18 meeting of the Board of Trustees, Treasurer Josie Pizer expressed sentiments about the enduring legacy Zitofsky will leave with everyone at the library. “You have offered your best advice, well-thought-out opinion and continual professionalism. You have many accomplishments, two in particular, that are outstanding and very worthy of mention. The first is our incredibly well-executed application and continuing maintenance for the DASNY Bond Fund. Your diligence and exactitude have provided the residents of Great Neck with the one and only longterm Triple A rating for a public library seeking a New York State loan. It was your seamless proof and professional interaction that provided evidence of our long-established fiscal health under your guidance. The second instance is the leadership for change and professionalization of the library’s business office you provided. You have instituted a monthly report and other financial reports that clearly and concisely summarize the financial shape and direction of the Great Neck Library system. They assist even the most unknowing to understand the workings of our large operation as each expense budgeted, payment made and projection forecast is easily ascertained. You have explained with clarity all questions asked and anticipated some that you knew would be forthcoming. We thank you and wish you well at this very exciting, rewarding time of life.”
President DiCamillo personally thanked Zitofsky for all his years of service, loyalty and professionalism, and expressed that she will miss him dearly. Zitofsky was then presented with flowers and a plaque.
Zitofsky expressed gratitude for a rewarding career. Among his many accomplishments, he was most proud of assisting the community in obtaining the Triple A DASNY rating, and the friendships he has made with the staff.
The Board of Trustees, administration and staff of the Great Neck Library wish Zitofsky the best of everything upon his retirement.