ALEXANDER J. GROMACK
Supervisor, Town of Clarkstown
Supervisor Alexander J. Gromack has lived in Clarkstown for over 48 years. He attended Clarkstown schools, graduating from Clarkstown North H.S. and received his Bachelor of Science from St. John’s University in 1976.
Mr. Gromack was first elected to the Rockland County Legislature in 1983. He served on the Legislature for 7 years rising to leadership positions as Vice Chair of the Legislature, Majority Leader and Chair of the Ways and Means Committee.
In addition to co-sponsoring a bill that returned a $40 million county property tax surplus to residents, Mr. Gromack authored the Home Improvement Licensing Law and established the Rockland 2000 Committee that planned for long term economic development, tax stabilization, improved transportation, human services, environmental protection and the arts.
In 1990, he was elected to his first of 7 consecutive terms in the New York State Assembly representing all of Clarkstown, Haverstraw and parts of Ramapo. During his 14 years as an Assemblyman, Gromack’s legislative achievements included: reducing state, personal and business income taxes; increasing state aid to education, health care and the arts; co-sponsored the STAR (tax relief) program; introducing stiffer law enforcement measures; expanding the job base; protecting the environment; leading the downtown revitalization effort; supporting open space and smart growth; and holding the line on government spending. He was Chair of the Racing and Wagering Committee and was a member of Assembly Committees on Aging, Local Governments, Real Property Taxation, Transportation and the Assembly Hispanic Task Force.
In August, 2004 Mr. Gromack was appointed Supervisor by a unanimous vote of the Clarkstown Town Board and was elected without opposition in November 2004, November 2005 and November 2007.
During his tenure as Supervisor, Gromack has stabilized property taxes, reinvested in the town’s infrastructure, revitalized our hamlet downtowns, completed flood prevention projects, expanded open space acquisitions, enhanced town programs and recreational facilities, initiated the 2009 Comprehensive Plan, strengthened code enforcement efforts and kept Clarkstown ‘one of the safest towns in America’. Supervisor Gromack has supported senior and 55 and over housing, expanded our economic commercial tax base, created a new cell tower law, established a tree preservation law and a new sign law, initiated a study of communities affected by malls and signed on to an energy conservation plan.
The Supervisor has been and continues to be an active participant in the community life of Clarkstown and Rockland County. His contributions and involvement with the community have been honored by organizations as diverse as United Jewish Appeal, The Mental Health Association of Rockland County, The NYS Association of Counties, Vietnam Veterans of America, Haverstraw Arts Alliance, the office of the Rockland County District Attorney, the Rockland PAL, Retired Senior Volunteers and a host of other charitable, educational, youth and veteran groups from across the county.
Supervisor Gromack lives in Congers, NY, with his wife Joan, a teacher, and his daughter Jenna.