District 14 - Laura Schaefer

District 14 - Laura Schaefer

2023 ARC Community Grievance Workshops

Legislator Laura Schaefer

All Workshops will be taking place online.

If you are logging in to the workshop on a desktop computer or laptop, no software download is required.  Just click the appropriate link below and choose the option to open the event in your browser. 

If you intend to watch the workshop on your phone, Microsoft Teams now requires you to download and install their free app in order for you to be able to watch the workshop.  Click the appropriate link below and follow the instructions to download the free Microsoft Teams app.

Meeting Date: January 26, 2023
Meeting Time: 12 PM
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Meeting Date: February 15, 2023
Meeting Time: 7 PM
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Upcoming Events:

  • Virtual Property Tax Assessment Grievance Seminar - Thursday, January 26, 2023 - 12:00 Noon start – Register for this event online by clicking on link above
  • Nassau County Legislature Meeting - Monday, February 6, 2023 - 1:00 PM - Peter J. Schmitt Memorial Legislative Chamber - 1550 Franklin Ave, Mineola
  • Virtual Property Tax Assessment Grievance Seminar - Wednesday, February 15, 2023 - 7:00 PM start – Register for this event online by clicking on link above

LD 12 Map Opens in new windowBiography: 

Laura Schaefer was first elected to the Nassau County Legislature in 2013 and was re-elected by wide margins in 2015, 2017, 2019 and again in 2021 to represent Legislative District 14 which includes Garden City, Garden City South, Carle Place and portions of Westbury, Jericho, Hicksville, Bethpage, Plainview, West Hempstead, Hempstead and Franklin Square.  Laura grew up in Westbury and graduated from Adelphi University with a B.A. in Communications.  She was later admitted to practice law in New York State, receiving her Juris Doctor from Hofstra University School of Law.

Prior to entering the legal field, Laura worked for the Marriott Marquis Hotel in Manhattan, where she excelled in hospitality management overseeing large departments that were crucial to expediting guest services in order to provide customers with an exceptional stay.

As an elected Legislator in the County of Nassau, Laura's advocacy is not only limited to her representation of clients as she also represents over 71,000 constituents.  She has assumed several committee leadership roles in the areas of capital planning and budgeting, intergovernmental relations, governmental operations, public health and social services. As a result, Laura has gained extensive experience in funding for community revitalization projects and approved the appointment of qualified and experienced individuals to serve on various management and oversight boards in Nassau County.

Laura is Chairwoman of the Planning, Development & the Environment Committee, Vice Chair of the Towns, Villages & Cities Committee, and serves as a Member of the Rules, Public Works Aircraft Noise and Health & Social Services Committees.

Laura currently practices at Walsh Markus McDougal & DeBellis, LLP, in Garden City, in the firm's Real Estate, Land Use and Litigation practice groups.

She resides in Westbury, New York.