The Hicksville Water District (HWD) is proud to announce that Commissioner Nicholas Brigandi has been reelected to the HWD Board of Commissioners following the District’s election on December 13. Commissioner Brigandi has served on the Board since 1980 and was sworn in to his 15th term on January 10.
“I am humbled to have once again been given the honor of serving my community as a member of the Hicksville Water District Board,” said Commissioner Brigandi. “Being a part of the great work done at the HWD is one of the great privileges of my life, one that I do not take for granted. I am grateful to my neighbors for giving me the opportunity to further the ways in which they receive their water and I look forward to another three years of dedicating myself to their well-being.”
With over four decades of service at the Hicksville Water District, Commissioner Brigandi has as much experience in the water service industry as anyone on Long Island. Throughout his extensive tenure, he has overseen innumerable projects and improvements to the ways in which the HWD services its tens of thousands of residents. This includes the start of a major overhaul of a large section of the District’s infrastructure in 2022, during which time Commissioner Brigandi was District Chairman. When this project is completed later this year, residents in the southeast portion of the HWD benefit from the replacement of approximately 14,000 feet of water mains, 25 fire hydrants and 320 water services from the District’s water main to the curb shut-off valve.
Commissioner Brigandi’s dedication to public service goes beyond his work at the Hicksville Water District. He is a Community Council Director as well as a member of the Hicksville Chamber of Commerce, Sons of Italy, Knights of Columbus and Kiwanis Club. In addition, he has been Sergeant of Arms of the Hicksville Fire Department where he has served as a volunteer firefighter with Engine Company #7 for more than 60 years. He has been on the department’s Finance Committee, Welfare Committee and Labor Day Parade and Drill Committee, where he served as chairman. Commissioner Brigandi is also past-president and a trustee of the Volunteer Exempt Benevolent Association for more than 25 years. Before retiring as highway maintenance supervisor, he worked for the Nassau County Department of Public Works for 37 years.