Westbury Library Election
The Westbury Memorial Public Library will hold the library budget vote and trustee election on Tuesday, April 12 from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. at the library, 454 Jefferson St., Westbury. Seven candidates are running for the trustee seat being vacated by Denise Parillo: Tiffany Blair, Simone Eason, Stephany Escobar, Bryce Mack, Tyeisha Marshall, Alex Nuñez and Vicki Sylvain.
The East Nassau League of Women Voters held a candidates’ forum on April 4. Much of the information comes from transcripts from that evening. For more information on the budget visit www.westburylibrary.org.
I’m a child of Westbury. I went to Powells Lane [Elementary School], the Middle School as well as the high school. I lived here for 28 years until I ventured out and moved to Baltimore and went to Johns Hopkins. and became an ICU registered nurse. I’ve worked in five different cities.
From that experience of fighting COVID in five different cities, I have seen a lot of things and had a lot of different experiences. I have learned from that and also enriched within me that Westbury is still number one in my heart I love Westbury and I feel that it is my responsibility to pay it forward and to bring back to this community all that I have learned on my adventures.
I’m happy to be here. I attended Westbury United Methodist Church all of my life and I’m happy to be back in this community and I’m ready to serve this community with all that I have learned.
My responsibilities as a trustee would be as a gatekeeper. I feel our community is only as strong as our children and it’s important to give children opportunities to become aware of the career paths.
I’m also very passionate about financial literacy. During the pandemic a lot of people were not able to have financial resource due to losing their jobs. I think that’s very important for us to give our children information on how they can survive if they’re not able to get to their job.
I want to see surveys among different age groups to find out what they’re interested in. Then devise a plan that shows what we plant to implement within the library.
Westbury has raised me and has given me such a great experience. I am proud to say that I am a child of Westbury. If chosen to become a trustee, [I’d be] very much interested in outreach, building interest and excitement for the library which I once had as a child. I’m interested in starting financial literacy programs and also get children excited about technology careers. I am very much passionate about children becoming very much interested and excited about visiting their library.