On February 13, 2018, the Office of the Nassau County Comptroller held its Black History Month Community Empowerment Event at Union Baptist Church.
Representatives in attendance included members of the Nassau County Legislature, New York State Comptroller's Office, Union Baptist Church, Roosevelt Union Free School District, Memorial Presbyterian Church, Long Island Community Foundation, Youth Services Coalition, Long Island FQHC, Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority-Theta Iota Omega Chapter, and the Long Island African American of Chamber of Commerce.
The event began with opening remarks from Dr. Rev. Sedgwick V. Easley, Pastor of Union Baptist Church, and was followed by remarks from Nassau County Comptroller Jack Schnirman and Chief Deputy Comptroller Shari James.
After an inspiring performance by The Uniondale High School Show Choir, attendees enjoyed food and beverages provided by sponsors BennyBs and 3D’s Aftercare Inc. of Baldwin, Sam’s Caribbean Market of West Hempstead, and Stop & Shop.
Attendees took part in their choice of the three breakout sessions: Financial Literacy, Higher Education/Vocational Advisement, and Minority and Women-owned Business Enterprises (MWBEs). Vendors included the Nassau County Office of Minority Affairs, Nassau Community College, the New York State Comptroller's Office, the Long Island African American Chamber of Commerce, Bethpage Federal Credit Union, People's United Bank, Hofstra University, Adelphi University, Long Island University, YouthBuild, and the Urban League of Long Island.