Hurley voters have a choice in 2021 to vote for a new Town Clerk who has the experience, dedication and motivation to update and improve town services, using technology, to benefit all Town of Hurley constituents.
Dedicated, diligent and committed to serving my community , I have the *Service *Financial *Administrative and *Technology experience to update town services with 21st century tools. Let's make it easier!
Being involved in some town issues, and as a member of the Zoning Task Force, I became acutely aware of the difficulties in locating, reviewing and updating town laws and codes because of how town documents were saved and stored. The work of Town officials, consultants and volunteers is being significantly hampered by the town's outdated document storage and sharing processes. The Town Clerk is responsible for this process. I talked previously about why I decided to run for Town Clerk.
Digitizing and organizing files is something I have a vast amount of experience with, and it is truly unacceptable to be given pictures of documents to work with rather than properly saved documents that are searchable and usable. Doing that is second-nature to me.
Absolutely, it's not all about the files. Aside from the record keeping, the Town Clerk is also the Tax Collector, so one must manage and monitor the Town's receipts and expenses. I work with spreadsheets all the time, and reconciled many accounts for my own business, and for others.
And then there's the day-to-day public service. The Clerk's Office is right there when you walk in the door. How can I help? Need to get a permit, rent the park, a license, or be blessed with registering a birth? It's an honor to help you with that. Presently there is only a paper trail to renew or find these items. Digitizing them and recording them electronically will make that much easier for everyone.
It didn't take me long to realize that I have all skills needed. But just as, if not more importantly, I am committed to serving my community, and have the drive and motivation to bring the Town Clerk Office into the 21st century using the administrative, financial and tech skills I have mastered over the past 50 years.
I ask for your vote so I can help redefine Best Practices, using modern methods and technology, to make town government more user-friendly, accessible and transparent for everyone. #VoteNov2 #Vote4Lynne #HurleyDems
Are you old enough to remember when someone had to keep score when bowling? I was that person, and also the trusted banker of the Monopoly games we played. I even did a stint on the Math team at Sachem HS. Practical, everyday math is my forte. At age 15, I started working – food service, retail, then finished up my AA degree while working full-time as a clerk-typist for Suffolk County – on a manual typewriter no less! and with several sheets of carbon paper (which makes copies on subsequent pages - it was the 70's).
In 1976 I made a big change, moving from eastern Long Island to NYC. The city had just started to crawl out from under a depressing spell, a bit like the aftermath of the pandemic today. My first 'real' job was as an admin on Wall Street in the Muni bond department at Dillon Read. I managed their new business – which meant setting up and calculating bids and offerings for municipalities. Money was made bidding to underwrite loans for local governments, and selling them to investors. Firms often formed syndicates for multi-million dollar bond offerings.
I’ve since been a Muni Bond Broker & Trader, Financial Assistant & Admin, NYS Mortgage Officer, a para-planner, Presentation Manager for a regional investment advisory firm, and manager of daily operations for small firms and my own business.
I've overseen budgets, collected revenues, reconciled bank statements and made sure that the right funds went into the right bucket, and produced financial statements, and details, for daily and year-end accounting. I’ve used all kinds of financial software, watched it evolve, and continuously updated my own skills and expanded them through my work as a teacher, digital designer and admin for financial, legal and business clients.
Vote for Lynne to be your next Hurley Town Clerk, and my decades of experience goes to work for you. #Vote4Lynne #HurleyDems
"What do you do for fun?" I go to parties! Back in 2003 my friend was in dire need of another face painter for the big NBC Holiday Party at Tavern on the Green in Central Park NYC. That was my first gig.
These days, big NBC holiday parties and the Tavern on the Green are no more, but the face painting, and party tattoos, are a staple of many parties, Bar/Bat Mitzvah, festivals and celebrations. In 2007 I formally established FunMasters and have been managing that business ever since. We were very busy and successful and expanded with airbrush, glitter and flash tattoos. When I say 'we' that included the founder, Dennis "Rainbow Heart" Miller who sadly passed away in 2017. I've continued the tradition without him, but I'm a part-timer, as my other business takes most of my time. It's such a pleasure to do this and bring smiles to so many faces.
Occasionally I get to donate my services at my church, and on 10/29/21 I'll be doing just that for the Hurley Library's Halloween Party. One of FunMasters' repeating contracts is face-painting at the Town of Rye's October Window Painting Event. It's a fast-paced four-hour paint-a-thon for two face painters. Here's a photo from this year's event, taken on 10/24/2021. #Vote4Lynne #HurleyDems
got my first computer in 1985 and started using it to create Rate Sheets when I was a Mortgage Officer. (Finance and publishing were early adopters of tech.) I used business software extensively during my career to compute everything from amortization schedules to retirement plans, to analyze and chart data, for budgeting and bookkeeping, database transfers and upkeep, file organization and storage, writing correspondence, reports and presentations.
But after 25 years in the financial industry, I turned my attention to web design and computer graphics, completing many classes at Westchester CC, and a BA at CW Post-Long Island University, before becoming a technology teacher in 2003. I earned an MS Degree from NYIT in Instructional Technology in 2009 and mastered course management, interactive learning, collaboration and sharing platforms in the process. I taught technology in NYC and Mt Vernon, and did STEM (Science Tech Engineering & Math) Teacher Training for an NYIT Grant in the Bronx.
I’ve used all kinds of software, watched it evolve, and continuously updated my own skills through my work as a teacher, digital designer and admin for financial, legal and business clients. #Vote4Lynne
Not just civilized, but friendly and available to get it right for the customer – the client – the student, parent or worker in training – the child I’m face painting – the taxpayer.
As a Town Clerk, I see town residents, and visitors, as customers. When you walk through the front doors of Hurley's Town Hall, the clerk's office is on your right, and often the first point of contact for many visitors. It's important for you to know that we are there to help. I will certainly continue the traditional willingness and helpfulness of the Town Clerk and Deputies to provide service. I'm an experienced professional - experienced in responding thoughtfully, kindly and accurately in all kinds of situations.
I’m also committed to helping update town systems to 21st century standards. Doing that means better service – expedited and transparent – for all constituents of the Town of Hurley. #Vote4Lynne #HurleyDems