Sylvia Cabana was elected Hempstead Town Clerk on November 7, 2017. She is the first Latin woman to ever be elected Hempstead Town Clerk. Sylvia grew up in Garden City as the proud daughter of immigrants from Argentina and Cuba. Sylvia's taught Sylvia the importance of family, education, and giving back to your community. She continues to reside in the Town of Hempstead, Garden City, with her husband and two children.Sylvia received her BA from Barnard College, Columbia University and JD from Hofstra School of Law. Her career as an immigration attorney for the past 20 years has taught her the importance of family values and providing opportunity for people of all ethnicities. Sylvia is a member of PTA, and SEPTA.Sylvia has a personal interest in ensuring that the Town of Hempstead continues to be a great place to live. We must provide our children with as many opportunities as possible to succeed. Since Sylvia has taken office, she has made great improvements to our office. Some of these improvements include the translation of passport, marriage, and birth documents into Spanish, getting several facilities certified by the Department of State as passport acceptance facilities, installation of credit card machines in the office, online program to apply for train station parking permits,and Summer and Winter Destination weddings to just name a few! Sylvia will continue to make positive change for OUR community!