I wish to convey my sincere appreciation for having been given the opportunity to serve as your representative in the Suffolk County Legislature. I am very enthusiastic for what the future holds for the people of the 9th Legislative District. My staff and I will continue to travel around the district meeting with constituents, education officials, business and civic leaders, labor organizations, not-for-profit groups, and religious organizations to hear first-hand the concerns and interests of our district’s residents. Whether providing funding for infrastructure improvements, Downtown Revitalization, or critical programs, I will work hard to address your needs, represent your interests, and enhance our community and county as effectively as I can.
My staff and I have set the course for change and we continue to be pro-active on the issues affecting our district. Some examples of the matters that we are still working on are: cleaning up of local contaminated properties (McKenzie Chemical Works and Liberty Plating Sites), the reconstruction of our major traffic infrastructures (Suffolk Avenue & Carleton Avenue/Wheeler Road), and the beautification of our downtown economic centers (Ross Memorial Park, Suffolk Avenue, Washington Avenue, Carleton Avenue and Smith Street). We have accomplished much in a very short period of time and we can achieve much more with increased community awareness, involvement, and pride.
As your legislator, I will continue to advocate for the needs of our district and work with the Office of the County Executive and my colleagues in the Legislature to ensure that the ever-increasing needs and concerns of our community are not ignored. My duties as Chairperson of the Human Services Committee and member of the Veterans & Seniors and Health committees keep me very involved in the legislative process.
I am honored to represent all the residents of the 9th Legislative District and I look forward to serving your interests every day.
Very truly yours,
Hon. Rick Montano