Suffolk County Legislator and Deputy Presiding Officer Jay Schneiderman has been selected to chair the Parks and Recreation Committee while also serving on Government Operations, Personnel, Housing, and Consumer Protection; and Economic Development committees.
“I was pleased to name Deputy Presiding Officer Schneiderman to chair the Parks and Recreation committee,” said Presiding Officer DuWayne Gregory. “He brings 10 years of experience as a legislator to the table, and he has a thorough knowledge of the county’s parks. During his years as chairman of the Public Works and Transportation Committee, Legislator Schneiderman sponsored important legislation to strengthen our bus service and complete critical dredging projects, and I expect him to continue his groundbreaking work as chairman of the Parks and Recreation Committee.”
The Parks and Recreation Committee has jurisdiction over the County Department of Parks, Recreation and Conservation while overseeing the appointments and finances of the Vanderbilt Museum. The committee also oversees county parks, golf course initiatives, outdoor recreational activities and sports-oriented projects such as the Sports Hall of Fame. The county parks department manages over 46,000 acres of parkland in Suffolk County from Montauk to Huntington. Popular activities within the county parks include golfing, camping, horseback riding, swimming, hiking, fishing, boating, or visiting historic sites such as the Big Duck.