Board of Trustees

Meetings

  • 7:30 pm
  • As scheduled:
    January 12, 2023
    February 2, 2023
    February 21, 2023 (Tuesday)
    March 2, 2023
    March 16, 2023
    April 3, 2023 (Monday)
  • Village Hall Board Room
    351 Stewart Avenue
    Garden City, NY 11530

Agendas & Minutes

Agendas are available prior to the meetings. Minutes are available following approval. 
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Members

Overview

The Village of Garden City is governed by an eight-member Board of Trustees. One Trustee serves as Mayor and is separately voted upon by the public. Board members serve two-year terms. The Board members and Mayor serve without compensation.

Our system of governance is somewhat unique. The Village was historically made up of four separate parts: Central, then Estates, East, and then West. In May 1919, the original three sections (Central, Estates, and East) executed a non-legally binding "Gentleman's Agreement" subsequently named The Community Agreement. In July 1919, the Village was officially incorporated.

In the spirit of the Community Agreement, every year each Property Owners' Association conducts a Resident Electors Meeting on the third Tuesday of January. Candidates are proposed by the POA and can be contested by others residing in that POA section. The successful candidates are then cross-endorsed by the other POAs and have always been presented unopposed as the Community Agreement Party in the official election held on the third Tuesday in March. Two trustees represent each section of the Village for two-year terms, each trustee position up for election in alternating years. The Mayor is elected in place of a trustee position every other year on a rotating basis among the four sections.

The Board is an official governing body under the laws of the State of New York. The Board and its members are subject to the laws of the State of New York and the laws of the Village. We are fiduciaries of public funds and the Village's public property and assets. Each year, our fiscal year runs from June 1 to May 31. We create and operate under a budget and set taxes and fees based on these budgets and make expenditures based on these budgets. We are authorized to incur debt, issue bonds, defend and bring legal actions, purchase or sell property and have many other powers and duties under the law.

View the Community Agreement (PDF)