Town Board Members Take Oath of Office; Flotteron, Bergin-Weichbrodt Stress Tough Decisions Ahead

Islip, NY – Islip Town Councilman Steve Flotteron and Councilwoman Trish Bergin-Weichbrodt were sworn-in to office last night, officially marking the beginning of their new four-year terms which they won in November elections. Both board members stressed that a willingness to make difficult, principled decisions is essential to effective leadership in local government. 

Bergin Weichbrodt was met with praise by Congressman Peter King who officiated over the ceremony and swore the Councilwoman in said, “Trish loves the people she represents, works around the clock to make sure communities are safe and served….the fact that she was elected and then reelected demonstrates what kind of dedicated public servant she is.”

Bergin Weichbrodt thanked her fellow board members, the Islip Town workforce, volunteers and her family for their support, citing some of the tough financial decisions that were required by the Town Board in recent years and her commitment to move forward as a team.

Councilman Flotteron, sworn in by District court Judge Phillip Goglas, reemphasized his commitment to community activism, keeping an eye on taxpayer dollars, and creating additional public-private partnerships in Islip government.

“While we are proud of our accomplishments, we can’t afford to rest on our laurels,” said Councilman Steve Flotteron. “Every day we are working to find new ways to serve our residents at a reduced cost and in the most efficient way possible.”