For Immediate Release May 06, 2011


Nassau County Comptroller George Maragos announced the appointment of former Hempstead Village Mayor James Garner as Deputy Comptroller of Administration and Community Outreach.

"Having served for 16 years as Mayor and as Chief Financial Officer of the largest village in New York State with an annual budget of over $75 million along with being Chairman of the Hempstead Village Community Development, James Garner brings extraordinary qualifications to the Office of the Nassau County Comptroller,” Comptroller Maragos said.  “His prior public service and fiscal management experience will serve our County well.”

In addition to his four terms as Mayor of Hempstead Village, Garner has enjoyed a long association with the prestigious United States Conference of Mayors, including serving as the organization’s 61st President from 2003-2004.  Garner has also served as President of the Nassau County Village Officials Association as well as a delegate to the White House World Summit on Sustainable Development and the Conference of Small Businesses. Recognized with numerous awards for his public and private sector accomplishments, Garner is a Lifetime Member of the Hempstead Branch of the NAACP and remains active in a variety of community matters in Hempstead Village.