Tom Hand is running for the position of Water Commissioner of the Massapequa Water District.
Looking to replace long-time Commissioner Frank Flood, who recently announced his retirement, Hand is a Massapequa resident and a senior manager for a Fortune 100 company with 20-plus years management experience.
“Frank did a wonderful job, so if I can do half the job he did, I’d be very pleased,” he said. “I have a Masters Degree in Labor and Policies, so when it comes to the business side of the house, that’s where I’ll bring my greatest strength.”
Hand’s ideals for his tenure are simply to serve the community of Massapequa as best as he can.
“The goal would be safety, quality, service, and value,” he said. “I think that they have done a very good job with providing us with quality water at a very good price, and I’d just like to go in and review things to see what my strengths can add.”
Being very community-oriented, Hand saw the opening of the Water Commissioner position as an opportunity to give back.
“I’m on a number of local charitable board and committees,” he said. “I like getting involved in aspects of the community. This will very much be a new venture to me, and I’ve like to see if I can’t add my expertise to help in any way.”
Hand is currently running for the position uncontested.
The Massapequa Water District election will take place on Tuesday at 84 Grand Avenue in Massapequa. The elections will run from 4-9 p.m.