Supervisor Kate Murray announced that Hempstead Town has once again earned the Excellence in Financial Reporting Award, the highest municipal budgeting honor, given by a renowned group of independent accounting professionals. It is the eighth consecutive year that Hempstead Town, led by the Murray administration, has received the honor awarded annually by the independent , non-partisan Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA). The Excellence in Financial Reporting Award is the highest distinction in the area of governmental accounting and financial reporting.
“I am very pleased that the town was once again recognized by the independent accounting professionals of the GFOA,” Murray said.
Hempstead Town Supervisor Kate Murray and Senior Councilman Anthony J. Santino recognized the accomplishments of 11 students from the town at the February 7th board meeting. The students are semifinalists in the Intel Science Talent Search.
“We have such an extraordinary amount of talent in the Town of Hempstead and these students exemplify the best and brightest,” said Murray. “The high level of research they did is extraordinary.”
Senior Councilman Anthony J. Santino congratulated Hewlett High School student Patricia Donskoy and Oceanside High School students Anoj Llanges and David Sheynberg on their stellar academic achievement. “There’s no question that these Intel Science semifinalists are an inspiration to their fellow students and represent a bright future for our community and Country,” said Santino.
The Town of Hempstead Department of Senior Enrichment is offering the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program (VITA) to help senior citizens prepare their income tax returns. Supervisor Kate Murray and Senior Councilman Anthony J. Santino announced the start of the free program, which is being offered to seniors at various local libraries and senior centers.
“The VITA Program has a long and successful history of helping seniors who require assistance filing their tax returns,” said Supervisor Kate Murray. “The Town of Hempstead is proud to continue offering this important program for mature taxpayers.”