After recently being elected commissioner of the the Great Neck Water Pollution Control District, Steve Reiter was sworn in to his new post at the district’s East Shore Road offices.
Five-term incumbent E. Jane Rebhuhn was defeated by Reiter for the three-year commissioner term in November. Rebhuhn received 199 votes to Reiter's 240.
Reiter, also elected secretary of the board, said he plans to forego the medical and pension benefits of the position. He said he was excited to step into his new role, with expansion of the district planned.
"The completion of a comprehensive plant upgrade that will greatly decrease our nitrogen emissions and help reduce the financial burden for taxpayers in the future,” said Reiter in a release.
Commissioner Jerry Landsberg was elected board chairman for the third consecutive year. Commissioner Deena Lesser was elected board treasurer.
Reiter said he intends to utilize his experience as both a businessman and civic leader to ensure the GNWPCD’s residents continue to benefit from the safe and reliable sewer service they have come to expect.
Reiter is president of SMP Creative Media, LLC and vice president of Temple Emanuel. He serves on the Village of Great Neck’s Architectural Review Committee and is chairman of the Rough Riders Landing Condominium Sewage Treatment Plant Committee.
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