Representing the Sixth Councilmanic District, Dennis Dunne, Sr., was appointed to the Hempstead Town Board in June 2017 after serving 22 years as a Nassau County Legislator. Mr. Dunne was an original member of the Legislature when it was formed in 1996. As a Nassau County Legislator in the 15th Legislative District, Mr. Dunne previously represented the communities of Levittown, Westbury, and portions of East Meadow, Bethpage, Wantagh, and Seaford.
Dennis Dunne serves as President of the Levittown/Island Trees Veterans Council and was the President of the Marine Corps Coordinating Council. He is a member of the American Legion, V.F.W., the Disabled American Veterans, the Ancient Order of Hibernians, the Lions Club, the Knights of Columbus, the Kiwanis Club and the Levittown Chamber of Commerce. Councilman Dunne is the former Chair of the Nassau County Executive's Veterans Advisory Committee. He served as Co-Chair for the 40th and 50th Anniversaries of Levittown and was active in organizing the 60th-anniversary celebration. The Councilman is now assisting in 70th-anniversary events. Mr. Dunne is also the former Director of the Nassau County Veterans Agency and served with the U.S. Marines in the Vietnam War.
Councilman Dunne received his Associate of Arts degree from Nassau Community College in 1975 and his Bachelor of Arts degree from Hofstra University in 1979.
Councilman Dunne resides in Levittown. He has two children, Dennis Jr. and Joleene and five grandchildren.
Councilman Dunne represents the residents of the Sixth Councilmanic District of the Town of Hempstead which includes Levittown and portions of East Meadow, Bellmore, Bethpage, Merrick, Seaford, and Wantagh.
Council members are responsible for adopting the annual budget, adopting and amending the town code and the building zone ordinances, adopting all traffic regulations, and hearing applications for changes of zone and special exceptions to zoning codes.
Each council member maintains an office in Hempstead Town Hall, located at One Washington Street, Hempstead, New York 11550.