As a resident who has observed the workings of the Great Neck Park District Board of Commissioners for many years, I want to explain why I believe that the reelection of Commissioner Robert Lincoln will best serve the interests of the district.
Lincoln is the senior commissioner on the board and has ably served the district for 15 years. During his years on the board, he has developed good working relationships with village, town, county and state officials. He has worked with his counterparts in other special districts.
He is actively involved in every aspect of park affairs, be it the major parks, the neighborhood parks, the programs in the parks or the district commuter parking fields. In my capacity as chair of the Open Space Advisory Committee, I have worked with Commissioner Lincoln for several years and have firsthand knowledge of his commitment to making additional park properties accessible to district residents.
Lincoln grew up in Great Neck and has a close attachment to the community. He has been active in community affairs for many years. He formerly served as chief of the Vigilant Fire Department and still serves on their Board of Trustees. He is chairman of the Stepping Stones Lighthouse Restoration Committee and a director of the Great Neck Historical Society.
Lastly, I have observed that Commissioner Lincoln is very receptive and responsive to comments from the community. He gives all correspondents a careful and sympathetic hearing.
On Dec. 8, I urge all park district residents to vote for experience and reelect Commissioner Robert Lincoln.