Town Historian Howard Kroplick Elected President of the Roslyn Landmark Society
On Tuesday, September 4, 2018, the Board of Trustees of the Roslyn Landmark Society elected Howard Kroplick as its new president. Howard has been a trustee of the Roslyn Landmark Society since 2010 and is a member of the Roslyn Grist Mill Committee and chairman of the Mackay Horse Statue Committee. The Board also re-elected the following officers; John Santos (vice-president), John Flynn (treasurer) and Jay Corn (secretary).
Howard said: “It is an honor to be elected president of the Roslyn Landmark Society at this significant time for the organization. Reflecting the Society’s efforts, Phase I of the restoration of the Roslyn Grist Mill has begun with over $1.44 million raised. Over the next year, we will be initiating exciting new preservation and restoration projects and a major membership drive. I would like to thank Craig Westergard for his outstanding efforts as president over the last five years. I am pleased that Craig will continue to serve a major role with the Roslyn Grist Mill Committee.”
Howard Kroplick has lived in the Roslyn area for 34 years and has served as the town historian of North Hempstead since April 2012. He is a registered New York State historian and a member of the town's Historic Landmark Preservation Commission. In 2016, he was awarded the Edmund J. Winslow Local Government Historian Awarded for Excellence by the Association of Public Historian of New York State, which is given to one New York historian each year. Howard is also on the board of trustees/directors for the following other Long Island Organizations: Preservation Long Island, Association of Suffolk County Historical Societies (soon to become Long Island Historical Societies) and the Sid Jacobson Community Center. He is also founder and president of the Long Island Motor Parkway Preservation Society.
"Preservation in this country is still a grassroots movement where individuals make the difference."
--Dr. Roger Gerry, Roslyn Landmark Society Founder