The Office of Minority Affairs was created by the Nassau Legislature to promote and preserve the establishment of…More businesses owned by minorities and women. The OMA is responsible for overseeing Nassau County's affirmative action program as well as enforcing Titles VI and VII of the Civil Rights Act.
In addition to holding seminars, workshops, lectures and other events in targeted communities to forward minority businesses, the OMA also investigates instances of discrimination and harassment in Nassau County workplaces.
The Nassau County Interim Finance Authority (NIFA) was created by the New York State Legislature as a fiscal watchdog…More in June 2000, following Nassau County's fiscal crisis and $105 million bailout by New York State.
NIFA's primary responsibility is to monitor and oversee the County's finances, but it also has the power to issue bonds and notes for various purposes, including the refinancing of Nassau County's debt. The group also issues reports on the County's proposed and adopted budgets and multi-year financial plans.
The seven-member board is appointed by the Governor and has members recommended by the Senate Majority Leader, the Assembly Speaker and the State Comptroller.
Home to the 19-member Nassau County Legislature, the Theodore Roosevelt Executive and Legislative Building is located…More on the corner of Old Country Road and Franklin Avenue. While the Legislative building has a Mineola address, the building is actually located within the boundaries of the Village of Garden City, which donated the four acres of land the building sits on.
Originally built as the Nassau County Court House, then-Governor of New York Theodore Roosevelt laid the cornerstone of the building on July 13, 1900. A mural portraying the event is located near the building's main rotunda and a statue of the 26th U.S. President and 33rd Governor of New York is located in front of the building.
During the 1930s, a new courthouse was commissioned to be built on Old Country Road. The Theodore Roosevelt Executive and Legislative Building had been listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1978, but no efforts at restoration or renovation had been made until an extensive $63.5 million project was undertaken in 2002 and completed in 2008.