Councilwoman Tracey A. Edwards has served on the Town Board since 2014. As a first-term member of the Huntington Town Board, Tracey has built on her experience in business and community service to make continuous improvement and keep moving Huntington forward.
She has been an advocate to the entire community and has worked very hard to make government open, accessible, and responsive. Tracey hit the ground running and has already put together and implemented her comprehensive action plan. That action plan includes the promotion of quality of life initiatives; the creation of additional partnerships with school districts and local businesses to increase youth programs; to leverage economic development opportunities to create jobs and protect property values; the expansion of resident accessibility and civic engagement and the promotion of new ideas to strengthen financial stability.
“I love Huntington. It’s why I have always given back to the town – as a 15 year old candy striper at Huntington Hospital, as a member of my local school board, as a member of the town’s planning board, and as a town councilwoman. Now, as your Town Supervisor, I’m ready to fight tirelessly for our families, our seniors, and our businesses to preserve Huntington’s quality of life well into the future.”
Tracey retired as the region president of a fortune 100 company this past October after 37 years of service. She is a member of the New York State Economic Development Council for Long Island which is a joint collaboration with the private and public sector, academia, labor, and not-for-profits focused on growing Long Island’s economy and improving quality of life. Tracey is also on the board of directors of the Long Island Association and Co-Chair of the Economic Development committee. She is the Long Island Regional Director of the NAACP New York State Conference and a member of the National Coalition of 100 Black Women. Tracey was the former chair of the Town of Huntington Planning Board and she retired as Vice President of the Elwood School Board.
Tracey is a life-long Huntington resident. She lives in Dix Hills with husband of 32 years and has three children and two grandchildren. She is a daughter of a former police officer of the original Town of Huntington Police force and a life-long Community Leader and advocate. Tracey is committed to Huntington and all of its residents.