Judi Bosworth assumed office in January 2014, as the 37th Supervisor of the Town of North Hempstead, following six years as the Nassau County Legislator representing the 10th district and 16 years on the Great Neck Board of Education. This grassroots foundation in public service has influenced both her priorities and her governing style. Judi has always focused on doing what is right for her constituents. Her honesty, integrity and open-mindedness shine through in all she does and her willingness to speak out on many controversial issues has gained her the admiration of residents and her colleagues throughout Long Island.
As Supervisor, Judi has taken on leadership roles in the fight for a variety of causes including stopping a proposed casino in Carle Place; requiring warnings about a harmful chemical, pentachlorophenol, on utility poles and calling for further study of New York City’s plan to tap into Nassau County’s sole source aquifers.
Judi has always distinguished herself as a consensus-builder and leader and during her first year in office, she delivered a unanimous vote on the Town’s budget, a fiscally-responsible plan that kept under the Governor’s tax cap. In addition, her administration made tremendous strides in creating a more accessible government.
Her approach of openness and honesty in government is evidenced by several initiatives from her first year in office, including the delivery of the Town’s budget before Election Day, live streaming of all Town Board meetings, posting all major Town budgets, minutes and other documents on the Town’s website and urging more public participation by scheduling a 30 minute public comment period at the start of each Board meeting.
Judi has made a commitment to maintaining the Town’s infrastructure, producing a five-year capital plan that maximizes grant funding. She is focused on providing excellent services to all residents, including through Project Independence, the Town’s aging-in-place initiative, and through the naming of an Applicant Advocate to assist residents with navigating the permitting process in the Building Department. She is a champion for the environment, promoting environmental education, advocating for protection of our sole source aquifer, and seeking ways to expand recycling programs.
In recognition of her strong advocacy and work on behalf of the community, Supervisor Bosworth has received the Lions Club of Great Neck’s George Carr Humanitarian Award; the Gold Coast Arts Center’s Inspiration Award; the New York State Senate Woman of Distinction Award from former Senator Michael Balboni; the Trailblazer of the New Millennium by the Nassau County Legislature; the Diana Coleman Award from the Long Island Progressive Coalition; and was named to the Town of North Hempstead’s May W. Newburger Women’s Roll of Honor. Supervisor Bosworth served as a Trustee of the Board of Education of Great Neck Public Schools, serving as President, Vice-President and Board Liaison to the Great Neck Senior Center. Supervisor Bosworth was former Assemblyman Thomas P. DiNapoli’s Special Projects Coordinator. In that capacity she was instrumental in bringing governmental and health services directly into the community.
A former New York City Public School elementary teacher, Supervisor Bosworth received her Bachelor’s and Master’s Degress in Early Childhood Education from City University of New York at Queens College. The Supervisor and her husband, Dr. Jay Bosworth, reside in Great Neck. They have two adult children, Brian, a physician, and Michael, an attorney. Brian and his wife Lauren, an attorney, have two children, Andrew and Robin.