Farmingville, NY – – At the November 10 Town Board meeting, Supervisor Ed Romaine honored Donna Lent on her retirement as Town Clerk. Ms. Lent was first elected to the position in November 2013 and served three terms. As Town Clerk, Ms. Lent streamlined procedures to increase efficiency and decrease waste. She oversaw the successful implementation of the Town’s Electronic Content Management System which included the digitization of over 20 million pages of records, as well as the creation of the Central Scanning Repository to digitize the Town’s records in real time. She also reorganized the Town’s Archived Records Center, bringing the Town’s records into compliance with New York State Archive and Record Administration guidelines.
Ms. Lent has a long history of public service and dedication to the community. For more than two decades she was a stalwart volunteer for the Sachem Athletic Club, a sports program for boys and girls where she served as a coach and mentor to numerous young athletes. Her invaluable guidance and oversight was instrumental in the expansion of the program, enabling hundreds of additional students to benefit from the program. Ms. Lent serves as the President of the National Women’s Political Caucus, a bipartisan, not for profit organization whose mission is dedicated to seeing more women in elected and appointed office.
Deputy Town Clerk Lauren Thoden will serve as interim Town Clerk until a special election is held to fill the position. Romaine and New York State Senator Mario Mattera.