The Babylon Village Board of Trustees formally introduced resident Carol Amelia as the new member of the Board of Trustees, taking over the term for Alice Vanderveldt who resigned at the last meeting.
"I just want to thank everyone on the Board for the appointment," Amelia said during Tuesday night's meeting.
Amelia, a retired New York City police officer, will take on the remainder of Vanderveldt's term, which should end next year. Vanderveldt resigned on November 13th, leaving an open position on the board. Under these circumstances, the mayor and board members can appoint a new board member to fill the role during the remainder of the term.
"We're glad to have you here, Carol, and congradulations," said Mayor Ralph Scordino after introducing Amelia during the meeting Tuesday evening.
In addition to her former work with the NYPD, Amelia has also served as executive coordinator for the Babylon Breast Cancer Coalition and as a member of Parents for Megan's Law.
Amelia has lived in Babylon Village for about 10 years with her husband, Andrew. The couple has two sons – Christian, 19, and Zachary, 14 – that either have been or are in the Babylon School system.