Patty Katz was sworn in for her first term as Great Neck Water Pollution Control District (GNWPCD) commissioner. Katz will join the board to provide leadership at the district, where she will help make decisions to protect the environment and supply the highest-quality service at the lowest cost.
“I am humbled and thankful for the support and confidence the community has placed in me to bring my experience of environmental issues to the district,” said Katz. “It will be an honor to serve alongside two proven leaders and work together to continue the district’s role as a leader among wastewater treatment centers in the northeast.”
Katz will join Commissioners Jerry Landsberg and Steve Reiter on the three-person board. She fills the seat of Commissioner Deena Lesser, who retired after 18 years with the district.
Katz brings an extensive background of environmental leadership. She is the current VP of Reach Out America (ROA) and founded ROA’s Green Committee, which she chaired for nine years. Katz has also been a member of the Town of North Hempstead’s (TONH) Environmental Legacy Fund for Land Preservation and the TONH’s Ecological Commission—earning her the May W. Newburger Women’s Roll of Honor for her years of activism.
“The district is thrilled to welcome Patty Katz to the Board of Commissioners,” said Landsberg. “We are confident that Commissioner Katz will make a lasting impact. Her record of introducing environmentally conscious and cost-effective initiatives to our community will continue to expand in her new role.”