Hempstead Town Councilwoman Dorothy L. Goosby was sworn last Wednesday as second vice president of the Association of Towns of the State of New York.
“I’m very happy and pleased to be part of an organization like this,” Goosby said in a phone interview.
The Towns Association provides training in various topics to town officials throughout the state, its website says. Goosby was sworn in to the position at the training school and annual meeting held in Manhattan.
To Goosby’s knowledge, she is the first African American to hold the position. Association officials could not be reached for comment.
Goosby, first elected as a town councilwoman in 1999, became a member of the association in 2004, according to the biography on her website. She said she was sworn in as fifth vice president in 2009 and has moved up in the organization every year since — becoming third vice president in 2011.
She said she is confident of becoming first vice president next year, and president the following year. “I don’t see any reason why I would not be nominated,” she said.
As councilwoman for District 1 in the Town of Hempstead, Goosby represents Hempstead, Lakeview, Roosevelt and Uniondale, along with areas of Baldwin, Freeport, West Hempstead and Lynbrook, according to the town’s website.