Susan A. Berland was first elected to the Huntington Town Board in 2001 and re-elected to four-year terms in 2003, 2007, 2011 and 2015. As the Town’s first full-time councilperson, Susan’s door is always open. She has worked tirelessly to make the town’s government open, accessible and responsive and has distinguished herself as an untiring and effective advocate for our entire community. Susan has passed legislation regulating running bamboo, putting an end to blight in our communities and holding landlords accountable for their accessory apartments. In an effort to increase governmental transparency, Susan spearheaded the effort to televise all official town meetings. She is an advocate of open space, water quality, the arts and providing programming for Huntington’s senior, veteran, youth and disabled residents. Susan continually sponsors events that protect our community’s environment and encourage a spirit of charity and volunteerism.
Susan is a widely known and well-respected Huntingtonian. She is a member of the Huntington Lighthouse Preservation Society, the Huntington Kiwanis Club, the Board of Directors of the International Dyslexia Association of Long Island and is an Honorary Co-Chair of Suffolk County Toys for Tots. Susan is a past Vice President and Member of the Board of Directors of House Beautiful at Dix Hills, one of the leading civic associations in the Town of Huntington, and a former President, Vice President and Treasurer of the Huntington Recreation Association.
Susan has been honored by numerous civic and charitable organizations for her many contributions to the community, including the Townwide Fund of Huntington, the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society and the Child Care Council of Suffolk County.
Susan is a graduate of the Hofstra University School of Law and of the State University of New York at Albany, where she served as a New York State Senate aide. She lives in Dix Hills with her husband and children.