I am writing in support of Mayor Ralph Kreitzman’s re-election as mayor. I have known Ralph for more than a decade and have had the pleasure of working closely with him in my capacity as Great Neck Plaza mayor, on the executive committees of the NCVOA, NCVOA and GNVOA, where Ralph has served as president and continues to serve on the executive committees. He also serves on the executive committee of the New York State Conference of Mayors and Municipal Officials. Ralph is a strong voice for village government and utilizes his vast knowledge and experience for the betterment of Great Neck residents and the entire Great Neck peninsula.
Ralph is a staunch advocate for his constituents and works tirelessly with other villages, the town and higher levels of government on issues of local concern. He’s championed significant and important economic development projects for his village, most notably AvalonBay, decommissioning the village’s sewer plant, building a new Village Hall and the visioning / rezoning of Middle Neck and Steamboat Roads to encourage new growth and walkability, a project that will receive a Smart Growth Award from Vision Long Island in mid-June.
It takes leadership and a great deal of effort to develop strong partnerships both within and outside the community in order to get things accomplished. Mayor Kreitzman has proven his ability to effectively do that with distinction and integrity, and deserves another term to continue leading efforts on his initiatives and bringing them to fruition.
Jean Celender, mayor, Village of Great Neck Plaza