Robert Spina Wins Fourth Term as Brookville Trustee
By Niall Fitzgerald
Trustee Robert Spina of the Village of Brookville has won a fourth term on the Village Board in an uncontested election.
“Bob has been a tremendous asset to our Village,” stated Brookville Mayor Dan Serota. “Even though he ran uncontested, his years of work on behalf of our Village have made him an outstanding asset.“
Spina moved to Brookville in 1991, where he volunteered for the planning board. He works as a Financial Advisor, based out of Jericho.
Former Brookville Mayor Dick Goodwin appointed Spina to the Zoning Board. After 20 years, he was named to the position of Village Trustee, filling the term of Trustee Scott Roth who had moved from the Village.
Spina also serves as the Director of Emergency Management for Brookville, a job he has embraced with energy and enthusiasm, and where has been instrumental in putting in place a high-tech communications system in the Village for the Police Department and Road Crew. This has given Brookville quicker and more effective response times to emergencies.
Spina has been a strong force behind the "Code Red" system, that allows the Village to communicate directly (via home phone, cell phone, e-mail and text) with residents, in times of weather or other emergencies.
He also devotes much of his time to community organizations, including raising funds to help rebuild St. Edward the Confessor Roman Catholic church in Syosset, after a devastating fire.
Spina served five years with the U.S. Army Reserve National Guard and seven years with the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary.