The Huntington Town Board voted Tuesday to add the name of former Supervisor Frank Petrone to Crab Meadow Beach.
Petrone, who served as supervisor for 24 years, was lauded for numerous contributions, including improving the town’s fiscal status, creation of the Environmental Open Space and Park Fund, establishment of the town’s first affordable housing development (Highview), the start of revitalization work in Huntington Station, establishment of a performing arts task force, and multiple programs to improve Crab Meadow’s environmental quality and amenities.
Before becoming supervisor in 1994, Petrone served as an assistant Suffolk County executive, director of environmental control for Huntington, chief of staff to the Suffolk County Legislature and regional director of the Federal Emergency Management Agency.
“Supervisor Petron’s long-lasting legacy is seen in the town’s prestige and profile as one of long Islan’d most popular and desired places to live work and visit,” the resolution, presented by Town Councilwoman Joan Cergol, reads.
The vote was unanimous.
Petrone served as supervisor until retiring in 2017, and was succeeded in office by Chad Lupinacci.