Judi Bosworth took office in 2014, as the 37th Supervisor of the Town North Hempstead, following 6 years with the Nassau County Legislature as the representative for the 10th District and 16 years serving the Great Neck School District Board of Education. Supervisor Bosworth was re-elected to her second two-year term in November 2015.
Throughout her career in public service, Supervisor Bosworth has forged strong working relationships with federal, state, town, village and school officials and has distinguished herself as a consensus-maker and leader. She has always shown a strong commitment to public works and capital improvement projects, public safety and emergency management, environmental protection and restoration projects, transparent and open government and fiscally-conservative budgeting.
As Supervisor representing more than 230,000 residents, the priorities of Supervisor Bosworth’s administration include improving customer service throughout the Town, with an initial focus on the Building Department; enhancing recreational programming for young families; enhancing the Town's already robust senior citizen programming, and taking the "Yes We Can" Community Center to the next level with improved and expanded programming. Supervisor Bosworth is also working to strengthen the environmental protection of our sole source aquifer and restoring our shorelines to their original healthful condition and splendor.
Supervisor Bosworth has successfully lobbied federal representatives in Washington, DC for much-needed Sandy Recovery funds to address several critical rebuilding projects in the Town, such as the restoration of Town Dock, the rebuilding of bulk heads and seawalls and the aquatic sand removal in Hempstead Harbor and several ponds in the area.
From the start, Supervisor Bosworth has made a concerted effort to make North Hempstead government more accessible to the public and to enhance public participation in meetings. She spearheaded two significant changes in Town Board procedures by moving the public comment portion to the beginning of Town Board meetings rather than having residents wait until the end of the meeting to speak about matters that are important to them. In addition, Town Board meetings are now live-streamed on the Town website.
Supervisor Bosworth has also implemented measures to achieve increased transparency and enhanced customer service in the Building Department. On day one of her administration she appointed a new Applicant Advocate who is solely responsible for assisting residents in navigating the permit process and cutting through red tape. The Applicant Advocate also holds community-based evening office hours to provide greater convenience for residents.
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 Great Neck 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; 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 the 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 Degrees 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 Benjamin and Robin Elizabeth.