Supervisor Frank P. Petrone
The Supervisor is the Chief Executive Officer, Chief Fiscal Officer, and head of the administrative branch of Town government. He is one of five members of the Town Board. The Supervisor is responsible for annually submitting an operating and capital budget to the Town Board. He also prepares the agenda for Town Board meetings and presides over all meetings.He appoints a Deputy Supervisor and Town Historian. Like Town Council members, the Supervisor’s term is for four years.
Frank P. Petrone was first elected Huntington Town supervisor in 1993 and has been reelected five times since then. His more than 22- year tenure has been marked by sound fiscal management, community redevelopment, innovative economic and housing initiatives, dedication to preserving the environment and open space and major capital projects that further enhance the Town’s outstanding quality of life.
Prior to to becoming Supervisor, Mr. Petrone worked for more than 18 years in public service. Past positions include Assistant Suffolk County Executive under three administrations, Director of Environmental Control for the Town of Huntington, Chief of Staff to the Suffolk County Legislature, and most notably as Regional Director of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). As Region II Director of FEMA, Mr. Petrone was instrumental in developing FEMA’s Hurricane Preparedness Program and guided federal policy on disaster mitigation plans. During Hurricane Gloria, Mr. Petrone managed the response and recovery plan for FEMA on Long Island.
The Supervisor holds two Master’s Degrees, an M.A. in Higher Education Administration from the University of Denver, and a M.P.A. in Public Administration/Policy from Long Island University. In addition, he holds a B.S. from SUNY Albany, an A.A.S. from Staten Island Community College, and an honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters from Five Towns College.
The Supervisor has two grown children. He and his wife, Patricia, reside in Melville.