Nassau County Executive Edward P. Mangano, in conjunction with Nassau’s Coordinated Agency for Spanish Americans (C.A.S.A.) and the Office of Minority Affairs, hosted a Dominican Independence Day Celebration on Thursday, February 23rd at 40 Main Street in Hempstead. County Executive Mangano presented citations to 14 members of the Dominican community in Nassau County, in honor of the Dominican Republic’s 173rd year of independence from Haiti.
“I would like to thank each and every one of these honorees for their extraordinary work and contributions to Nassau County and to our Dominican community,” said County Executive Mangano. “It has always been a top priority of my administration to open our doors to all of Nassau’s communities in order to bring more residents together. Our joint efforts have given us the opportunity to learn from each other and to share in an array of diverse cultures, which is part of what makes our County great.”
Pictured above with County Executive Mangano are Honorees: Lorenzo and Ramona Rosario, Business Owners; Ramon Rosa, Outreach and Vocational Director of Dominican Teen Challenge; David Bauduy, Health Care Supervisor; Luis Rodriguez, Mortgage Broker/Owner; Alejandro Loveras, Accountant; Ana Garcia, Bakery Owner; Santiago Gomez, Police Officer; Benjamin Garcia, Writer/Actor/Broadcaster; Anny Gomez, Hair Salon Owner; Abigail Perez, Children International House, Director; Reverend Roberto Amorros; Angel Martinez; and Orlando Urena Jr. Also pictured: Eldia Lowery, Executive Director, CASA; Herb Flores, Minority Affairs; Victor Acosta, Vice-Consul Dominican Republic; Police Officer Epinosa; Basilio Rodriguez, Pastor IEDF; Ingrid Almonte, Admin Aide; Jorge Murillo, Community Service Rep; Yolanda Martinez; Anais Urena-Gonzalez; and Det. Sgt. Shevy Berkovits.