Mineola, NY- Nassau County Comptroller George Maragos announced the promotion of James A. Garner to the position of Chief Deputy Comptroller effective immediately. The former Hempstead Village Mayor had served as Deputy Comptroller of Claims, Payroll and Employee Benefits since May of 2011. Mr. Garner will be the first African American Chief Deputy Comptroller in Nassau County’s history.
"For the last four years James Garner has done an outstanding job for the County by flawlessly managing the employees’ payroll and benefits and saving taxpayers money by overseeing and scrutinizing all vendor claims,” Comptroller Maragos said. “I have the utmost confidence in James that he will continue to serve Nassau County taxpayers honorably in his new capacity.”
Mr. James Garner brings a long history of public service. Prior to joining the Comptroller’s Office, Mr. James served for four terms as Mayor of Hempstead Village, and as the 61st President from 2003-2004 of the United States Conference of Mayors. Mr. Garner has also served as President of the Nassau County Village Officials Association as well as a delegate to the White House World Summit on Sustainable Development and the Conference of Small Businesses. Mr. Garner has been recognized with numerous awards for his public and private sector accomplishments and is a Golden Heritage Member of the NAACP.