Legislator Wink Honors Mindy Germain for Women’s History Month
County legislator proudly recognizes Port Washington resident as the 11th District’s 2013 “Trailblazer”
(MINEOLA, NY) – Legislator Wayne Wink (D-Roslyn) was proud to honor Port Washington resident Mindy Germain as one of this year’s “Trailblazers” at the Women’s History Month 2013 Celebration at the Nassau County Legislature in Mineola on Monday, March 18. Germain was recognized for her hard work and dedication towards improving Port Washington’s water quality.
Each year, as part of Women's History Month, county legislators honor outstanding women in their legislative districts who have "blazed trails" through the wonderful work they do in their communities.
Germain enjoyed a 15-year career in global marketing and communications before she began to focus on environmental and quality of life issues on Long Island in 2007. As Executive Director of Residents for a More Beautiful Port Washington – and recipient of the 2012 Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Environmental Quality Award – she has led the Port Washington Peninsula Aquifer Committee, working side by side with hydrologists, local water suppliers, engineers and elected officials studying our aquifer system and creating better water management tools for the future.
The Town of North Hempstead recognized Mindy’s passion and commitment, as well as her proven leadership in water management, when they appointed her Interim Commissioner of the Port Washington Water District in May, 2012. She was then elected Water Commissioner by the community in December, 2012.
However, Germain’s commitment to the environment does not stop with water quality. As Executive Director of Residents for a More Beautiful Port Washington, she has worked tirelessly advocating for many sustainable programs on the Port Washington Peninsula including: community gardens, recycling, implementation of the Clean Green Zone, Tree-1-1 Peninsula Tree Protection Plan, environmental clean ups, outdoor community events, environmental education and enhancing the architectural design, walkability and sustainability of Main Street Port Washington through the Port Washington Shared Visioning efforts.
She was recognized by the Port Washington Chamber of Commerce in 2012 for outstanding service to the Port Washington community, and was also added to the Town of North Hempstead’s May Newburger Women’s Roll of Honor in 2013. Mindy enjoys spending personal time with her husband, Victor, and three children Sophie, Gabriel and Harry.