District 9 - Richard J. Nicolello

Upcoming Events: 

  • Legislative Meeting – Monday, October 29th @ 1:00 PM

  • 11th Annual Career & Mega Job Fair - Friday, October 26th - 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM - Nassau Community College - 1 Education Dr., Garden City
  • NUMC Mobile Mammography Van - Wednesday, November 14th - 8:45 AM to 12:00 Noon - Clinton G. Martin Park - Marcus Ave., New Hyde Park

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Meet Presiding Officer Rich Nicolello

Family

Presiding Officer Rich Nicolello and his wife Susan have two children, Kathleen and Patrick. Rich is a life-long resident of New Hyde Park.

Education

Rich graduated from New Hyde Park Memorial High School. He received his Bachelor of Arts degree in Government and Politics (Magna Cum Laude) from St. John's University. He received his Juris Doctor from Fordham Law School. He is a member of the Alumni Associations of Fordham Law School and St. John's University.

Leadership in the Nassau Legislature

Rich is the Presiding Officer of the Nassau County Legislature. He serves as the Chair of the Legislature’s Rules Committee and is the Vice Chair of the Budget Review Committee. Rich is an original member of the Nassau County Legislature, having represented the 9th Legislative District since 1996. 

Professional Background

Rich has been a practicing attorney since 1986.  He is of counsel to the law firm of Congdon, Flaherty, O'Callaghan, Reid, Donlon, Travis & Fishlinger, where he leads the firm’s insurance coverage group.  He served as Counsel to the Board of Education of the New Hyde Park - Garden City Park U.F.S.D. from 1987 -2009. Mr. Nicolello is admitted to the New York State Bar, as well as the Federal District Court for the Eastern and Southern Districts.  He is a member of the Nassau County Bar Association and Columbian Lawyers' Association (the professional association of Italian-American attorneys).

Community Involvement

Rich’s community involvement includes: New Hyde Park Kiwanis Club (Past President), Mineola Lions Club (1st Vice President and Past Secretary), Cellini Lodge, Knights of Columbus, Elks Club, New Hyde Park Chamber of Commerce, Irish-Americans in Government (Associate Director), Friendly Sons of St. Patrick, Notre Dame Parish, Shelter Rock District, Theodore Roosevelt Council, Boy Scouts of America (Member-at-Large), and Jewish Advisory Network for Security on Long Island (Honorary Policy Committee Member).

Presiding Officer Rich Nicolello and his wife Susan have two children, Kathleen and Patrick. Rich is a life-long resident of New Hyde Park.