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Thursday, January 5, 2017

Bethpage Water District Swears In First Female Commissioner in its History

Teri Black Elected as Water Commissioner for 2017

    The Bethpage Water District proudly announced today that Teri Black, a lifelong Bethpage resident, has recently been inducted to the District’s Board of Commissioners. Teri Black is the first woman to ever serve as a Bethpage Water District Water Commissioner. She was elected to serve her first term, this past December.

    “I have given my adult life to the betterment of Bethpage through my years of community service,” said Commissioner Teri Black. “Having attended the Navy RAB meetings, as well as other community meetings on this matter for nearly 20 years, I have monitored this situation as a resident, business owner and owner of a building on Broadway in Bethpage.”

    Black, who has owned Catapano Homes in Bethpage since 1992, continues to be an active volunteer in the community as a current board member of the Bethpage Chamber of Commerce. She is also a member of the Operation Downtown Street Lights/Sidewalk Revitalization Committee, the Bethpage Anti-Graffiti Task Force and the Bethpage Beautification Committee. The Bethpage Community has also benefited through her past involvement in the Bethpage Community Council, Marshall Captain in the US Open and the Bethpage School District Parent Teacher Association.

    “I believe the Bethpage Water District has been moving in the right direction with the work they have done in bringing the Navy and Northrup Grumman into the remediation process,” said Commissioner Teri Black. “We are at a critical point in our efforts to effectively handle the plume and hold Northrop Grumman and the United States Navy responsible for the cleanup. I am a skilled and successful negotiator, and I look forward to working with the involved parties at this vital time.” 

    For more information, please contact the Bethpage Water District at 516-931-0093, visit or the District’s Facebook page at

Photo 1: Bethpage Water District’s newly-elected Commissioner Teri Black is sworn in during a public board meeting Tuesday, January 3, 2017 at the district office.

Photo 2: Bethpage Water District’s newly-elected Commissioner Teri Black is the first woman in the District’s history to serve on the Board. She is a lifelong resident of Bethpage and a local business owner for 25 years.


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