Veronica Lurvey Officially Sworn In As Councilwoman


Veronica Lurvey has been working with the Town of North Hempstead as a council member for weeks now, but on Feb. 28, it was made official by a special ceremony held at 220 Plandome Rd.
The hallway was packed with members from the Manhasset Chamber of Commerce, the Manhasset Park District, local chambers, the North Shore Action Group, members of Temple Israel of Great Neck, constituents, friends, family and colleagues, who gathered to witness this official event. Senator Anna Kaplan was in attendance as well.
“The Town of North Hempstead is truly lucky to have such a dedicated and hard-working community leader as part of its team,” said Jacqueline Harounian, a North Shore Action volunteer. “I have worked alongside Veronica for the past two years. She is someone who has a proven track record for bringing people together, advancing issues that are important to a cross-section of individuals, all with tremendous warmth and integrity.”
The ceremony was commenced with the Town of North Hempstead Supervisor Judi Bosworth greeting the crowd warmly. She spoke about Lurvey’s work and her bi-partisan efforts to establish consensus in her past efforts and how she has taken on the job of councilwoman even before the formality of the swearing-in ceremony. Bosworth stated Lurvey has already been to countless meetings and events representing the fourth district.
Lurvey was sworn in surrounded by her husband Jonathan, two sons Jacob and Samuel and father Jonathan Bisek. Asked to give a speech after the ceremony, Lurvey acknowledged her family and mentioned her mother was in Czechoslovakia and was probably watching on screen. She thanked all in attendance and made her remarks short as there was more work to be done with the evening’s board meeting and recognition ceremonies. Bosworth commented on Lurvey’s speech stating her brief remarks are short and to the point and fit in perfectly with the board.
Lurvey is Czechoslovakian and came to the United States in 1965 as a little girl with her parents and brother Jonathan. She grew up in nearby Glen Cove. Her parents published a Czech & Slovak American biweekly newspaper called Americké Listy for those living in the United States, which they published from 1990-2010. Following her undergraduate study at the University of Chicago, she earned a law degree from Georgetown University Law Center and, most recently, served as counsel at Skadden, Arps, Meagher, Flom, LLP specializing in project finance transactions. She was vice president of Temple Israel of Great Neck and a member of the Village of Kensington Zoning Board of Appeals.
Lurvey fills the seat left vacant by the newly installed Senator Kaplan who departed to Albany to represent the seventh district. Lurvey now represents the villages of Roslyn, Roslyn Estates, North Hills, Great Neck, Kensington, Kings Point, Thomaston and the unincorporated areas of Manhasset and Great Neck, including Great Neck Gardens and Allenwood, until the end of the year. She has been nominated by the Democratic committee and will run for the four-year position in the November 2019 general election.

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Elizabeth Johnson is former editor of Manhasset Press and Manhasset Press Magazine. Growing up in nearby Garden City and attending New York University, she is well-versed in the locale and knowledgeable about the beat she covers. Her community involvement is extensive and includes the Manhasset SCA, Kiwanis International, Manhasset Chamber of Commerce, St. Mary’s Church, and various civic and local charitable organizations. Curious by nature, her travels, community service, love of the arts as well as local sports give her the inside view to unique content. During her time at Anton, she has received several awards from the New York Press Association and the Press Club of LI, including the coveted "Best Community Newspaper" several years in a row.


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