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New North Hempstead parks commissioner takes reins

Charles J. Fuschillo Park in Carle Place is

Charles J. Fuschillo Park in Carle Place is operated by the Town of North Hempstead. (Jan. 30, 2012) Credit: Nicole Bartoline

The Town of North Hempstead has a new parks commissioner.

Jennifer A. Fava, who is also president of the New York State Recreation and Park Society, began Monday and will oversee the town’s more than 20 parks and outdoor spaces, as well as Harbor Links Golf Course.

Her salary will be $118,000.

The Westchester resident was most recently superintendent of parks and recreation for the town of Yorktown, where she increased revenue by 20 percent over five years and coordinated the expansion of a townwide trail system.

Fava, 41, is also a member of the Westchester Recreation and Park Society and the National Recreation and Park Association.

She replaces former commissioner Don Zauner, who left last summer for a job in California with Arnold Palmer Golf Management.

Above: Charles J. Fuschillo Park in Carle Place is one of the Town of North Hempstead parks Jennifer A. Fava will now oversee. (Jan. 30, 2012)


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