Supervisor Chad A. Lupinacci has appointed digital media professional Lauren Lembo as the new administration’s public information officer for the town of Huntington.
Lembo, who previously served as communications coordinator for Lupinacci in the former Assemblyman’s District Office and as a recent employee of the Suffolk County Board of Elections, spent much of the past two decades in digital media and communications, working for private companies and consulting for small businesses.
She graduated from Hofstra University with a B.B.A. in Marketing.
“With her background in social media, website development and digital communications, Lauren Lembo has the right mix of experience and insight into how we can make the Town of Huntington more accessible, informative and responsive to our residents in the digital format that people have become accustomed to relying on for news and information,” Lupinacci said.
Lembo has been in regular communication with the Information Technology department with plans to overhaul the Town’s social media practices for more efficient communication with residents and to update the Town’s website to make it more user-friendly.
Lembo has already asked the IT department to add a “Town Board Meetings” button on the homepage of the Town’s website, linking to videos and agendas for upcoming and previous meetings. Prior to adding that button, it was difficult to find the live-streaming video of meetings on the website. Agendas to the meetings are now listed on the Town’s website calendar.
“The next step towards transparency is helping make residents aware of what will be coming up at future town board meetings so that people can come and have their voices heard before the Town takes action on matters that are going to affect their daily lives,” Lembo said.
In addition to embedding meeting agendas in the Town’s website calendar, Lembo has been regularly adding Town Board Meetings as events on the Town of Huntington’s Facebook page, including meeting agendas and information on scheduled public hearings as they become available.