HON. WAYNE WINK
Recipient, "2014 Outstanding Advocate for Science & Technology Award"
The Science Museum of Long Island recently named Hon. Wayne Wink as a recipient of a 2014 OUTSTANDING ADVOCATE FOR SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY AWARD. Wayne will be honored on Wednesday, April 30th at the Westbury Manor for his outstanding contributions toward the advancement and education of science and technology.
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A summary of Wayne's impressive list of accomplishments:
North Hempstead Town Clerk Wayne Wink served three full terms as County Legislator for the 11th District after winning his seat in a special election held in March 2007. He represented the areas of Albertson, Baxter Estates, East Hills, Flower Hill, Garden City Park, Glenwood Landing, Herricks, Manorhaven, Plandome Manor, Port Washington, Port Washington North, Roslyn, Roslyn Estates, Roslyn Harbor, Roslyn Heights, and Searingtown.
Wayne returns to North Hempstead government after serving more than five years as a Town Councilman. Additionally, Wayne served as Legislative Aide and Chief of Staff to the late Barbara Johnson, who was the 11th District legislator from the inception of the Legislature until her death in April 2000. Wink also served as the Deputy Counsel to the County Legislature’s Democratic Caucus from 1997-2000, and as a Legislative Assistant to the North Hempstead Town Board from 1992-1995.
During Wayne’s time as a County Legislator, he served as Chair of the Committee on Aging, where he sponsored the “Silver Alert” Legislation. The program is designed much like the Amber Alert but is used to locate missing seniors and others suffering from Alzheimer’s disease, dementia and other cognitive disorders. This legislation allows for the quick, multi-jurisdictional dissemination of information, increasing the chances of a safe return. Approximately 25,347 senior citizens in Nassau County are afflicted with Alzheimer’s disease.
Wayne has worked to ensure that government functions as efficiently as possible. He sponsored legislation to change the County Assessor from an elected position to a professional appointed position, in an effort to improve the County’s assessment system and ensure that taxpayers have accurate assessments of their homes. Additionally, Wayne has been a strong supporter of “right-sizing” government, which eliminates duplicative services, while allowing the most appropriate level of government to manage the job.
Wayne served as the Chairman of the Finance Committee, the Government Services Committee, the Aging Committee, and the Towns, Villages and Cities Committee. He was a member of the Rules Committee, the Veterans and Senior Affairs Committee, the Public Safety Committee and the Budget Review Committee.
Wayne has been a member of many community organizations, including the Government Relations Advisory Board of the Long Island Alzheimer's Foundation, the Board of Directors of Long Island Traditions, and was a Founding Member and First President of the Barbara Johnson Democratic Club. Wayne is also a former member of the North Shore Elks Lodge No. 1458, BPOE and the Kiwanis Club of Manhasset and Port Washington. In addition, Wayne is a Former Member of the Board of Directors of Residents for a More Beautiful Port Washington, Past President of the Kiwanis Club of Port Washington, and served as Vice President of the Port Washington North Civic Association.
A graduate of Uniondale public schools, Wayne received a B.A. degree in Political Science from Hofstra University and a J.D. from St. John’s University Law School. Wayne specializes in real estate law and litigation, and is a former adjunct professor of Political Science at Hofstra, with a concentration in American political systems. He resides in Roslyn with his wife Stacey and their daughter, Jennifer.
The 2014 ADVOCATES FOR SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY AWARDS takes place on Wednesday, April 30, 2014, 6pm to 8pm, at Westbury Manor. For more information, Tracey Gittere at (516) 222-0550 or TGittere@LegendaryEvents.net
When & Where
Science Museum of Long Island
Chartered by the New York State Board of Regents in 1963, SMLI is a not-for-profit science activity center located in Plandome on the Leeds Pond Preserve in Nassau County. The Science Museum offers enrichment workshops for children on weekdays and during school vacations. SMLI provides teachers and community leaders with field trips as well as programs that can be brought onsite to field locations. Activities at the Science Museum are typically pre-registered hands-on science workshops.