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Posted on: July 19, 2021

Town Board Honors the Life of Glenn Campbell, Disabilities Advocate

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Farmingville, NY – At the July 15 Town Board meeting, Supervisor Ed Romaine presented a proclamation to Maryellen Campbell, wife of the late Glenn Campbell, who recently passed away at age 50. Mr. Campbell was a lawyer, a disabilities advocate and the first Chairman of the Town of Brookhaven’s Disability Task Force. At the age of 16, he was involved in a bicycle accident that left him a quadriplegic. The injuries didn’t stop him from attending college and law school, becoming an attorney focusing on disability law, discrimination, elder law, wills, trusts and estates. In addition to his law practice, Mr. Campbell was active on several advisory boards including the Suffolk County Disability Advisory Board and the Association of Mental Health and Awareness. Pictured left to right are Councilmember Jonathan Kornreich; Councilman Kevin LaValle; Councilwoman Jane Bonner; Maryellen Campbell; Supervisor Ed Romaine; Councilman Michael Loguercio and Councilman Neil Foley.

About the Town of Brookhaven Disability Task Force

On September 30, 2014 Supervisor Edward Romaine and the Brookhaven Town Board passed resolution 2014-672 establishing the Town of Brookhaven’s Disability Task Force. Persons with disabilities and their families or care givers face daily challenges and the mission of the Brookhaven Disability Task Force is to provide the Town Board with information and recommendations that will help the Town in its efforts to develop programs and improve facilities in order to accommodate and offer equal opportunities for residents with special needs and allow them to be active members of our community. Visit the Town website or call 631-451-6600 for more information.

Glenn Campbell Presentation group photo

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