Village of Lindenhurst
430 S. Wellwood Ave
Lindenhurst, NY 11757























































Home  >  Village of Lindenhurst Elected Officials

Village Board of Trustees

  • Thomas A. Brennan, Mayor

  • Michael A. Lavorata, (Deputy Mayor)

  • Joan M. Masterson, Trustee

  • Darrel J. Kost, Trustee

  • Maryann Weckerle, Trustee

Village Justice

  •  Hon. John Bopp
Village Administration
  • Shawn Cullinane, Village Clerk-Treasurer   
  • Doug Madlon, Deputy Village Clerk   
  • Lou Dietz - Director of Planning
  • Claire Collins - Mayor's Executive Assistant
  • Evelyn Chivvis, Village Board Secretary
  • Gay Taffel, Village Assessor
  • Thomas Maher, Building / Zoning Inspector
  • VACANT, Fire Marshall
  • John Hosey, Plumbing Inspector
  • Frank Rossi, Code Enforcement Officer



Thomas Brennan - Village Mayor  Tom was appointed Village Trustee in May 1999 to fill a vacancy and was elected in March 2000 for a full 4-year term as Trustee.  He successfully ran for Mayor in March 2004 after the retirement of  Mayor Lynda Distler.  Tom was re-elected in 2008 and again in 2012.  He has been a Village resident for nearly 50 years, is married and has raised 3 children and has 2 grandchildren. Tom is a Navy Veteran and a member of the American Legion Post, Rotary International and Kiwanis Clubs, Lindenhurst Historical Society,  the Knights of Columbus, the Ancient Order of Hibernians as well as the Loyal Order of Moose.  He also serves as a Lindenhurst National Little League Executive Board Member, a Director and a Manager.  Mayor Brennan is also a local businessman as a Director of the Lindenhurst Funeral home as well as a member of the Lindenhurst Chamber of Commerce.  He was the 2010 winner of the Pride of Lindenhurst Award presented by the Lindenhurst Board of Education. He is member of the Knights of Columbus OLPH Council 794 and was also the 2009 winner of the Knights of Columbus Irishman of the Year Award. 

Michael Lavorata - Deputy Mayor  Mike was elected Village Trustee in March 2004.  He was re-elected in 2008 and 2012. Mike has been a resident of the Village of Lindenhurst for 29 years.  He is married to Helen for over 30 years and has a daughter, Nicole.  Prior to his election, Mike served for 10 years on the Board of Zoning Appeals and one year on the Planning Board. He is a member of the Lindenhurst Historical Society, the Mayor’s Beautification Society and the Kiwanis Club.  Mike has served on the World War II Memorial Committee and is the founder of the Greater Daniel Street Civic Association and also served as its first President.  He is also a member of the  Le Donne Italia Lodge 2330 Chapter of the Sons of Italy.  Mike also served on the Daniel Street PTA and as Chairman of the PARP Program for 3 years.  He was also a recipient of the Daniel Street PTA’s Wendy DeFrancisco Memorial Award in 2003.   Mike has been an Electrical Engineer for over 20 years working on various Military Programs as a Consultant and is currently employed as a Senior Project Engineer for a large Public Safety Corporation here on Long Island.  He is a member of the Knights of Columbus OLPH Council 794 and was also the inaugural 2011 winner of the Knights of Columbus Italian-American of the Year Award.   

Darrel J. Kost - Village Trustee:  Darrel was elected to the Village Board in March 2014. He was born in Lindenhurst and has resided in the Village for over sixty years.  His father was also born in Lindenhurst over a century ago and lived here all his life until he passed.  Mr. Kost has three children, Darrel Jr. who lives in Bar Harbor, Maine, Nicole, who resides in West Islip and Natalie, a resident of Smithtown. Darrel has two grandchildren, Jillian and Jake, who live in West Islip. He coached Lindenhurst Girls Soccer for over ten years and currently coaches Pee-Wee basketball with his grandson.

He is a graduate of Lindenhurst High School and Worcester Polytechnic Institute with a BS in Civil Engineering, Mr. Kost holds a MS in Environmental Engineering from SUNY at Stony Brook and has been a New York State Licensed Professional Engineer for 39 years.  He is Life Member of the American Society of Civil Engineers and the New York State Association of Transportation Engineers.

Darrel retired from the New York State Department of Transportation with over forty years of service.  During those forty or so years, he was appointed to Governor Mario Cuomo's Scientific Beach Erosion Advisory Commission in 1992. He was Engineer of the Year in 1995 and represented the Commissioner of NYSDOT on the management teams for the Peconic Estuary and the South Shore Reserve Programs.

Mr. Kost was the Disaster Coordinator for approximately eight years and managed the Oil Spill Remediation & Response group; was an expert witness for the NYS Attorney General's office regarding oil spills; managed the Environmental Section for eighteen years; and was the Resident Engineer for the East end of Long Island. 

He is currently president of Kost Environmental Services Inc., serving the environmental community for over twenty years.

Darrel had previously served as Village of Lindenhurst Assessor for and member of Zoning Board of Appeals for five years as well as a past member of the Town of Babylon Citizen Advisory Environmental Group for twenty years. He has also received three gold medals for “3 on 3” Basketball for Long Island Senior games.

Joan M. Masterson - Village Trustee: Joan was elected Village Trustee in March 2012, after serving on the Two Family Review Board for three years. She also worked previously as a part-time clerk typist for the Village Court.  She is married to Dan Masterson and has three daughters; Donna, Doreen and Dawn.  Joan has been a resident of the Village for almost 50 years and was actively involved in the PTA at E.W. Bower School when her children were young.  She and her husband, Dan have been active members of the United States Guard Auxiliary for over 35 years.  Joan is a crew member, public relations officer, and is actively involved in teaching boating safety to adults and children in the community.  As a crew member, she assisted the Coast Guard in the recovery operation after the Flight 800 tragedy and in the aftermath of 9-11 as well.  She was a member of the Lindenhurst Lodge of the Loyal Order of Moose for several years, and is currently a member of the Amityville Yacht Club.   Joan worked for the Town of Babylon as a Recreation Aide at the Tanner Park Senior Citizen Center for 27 years before retiring from full-time employment.  She is currently, back at Tanner Park, working part-time as an assistant.   Joan attended St. Michael’s Academy and graduated from the Thorpe Secretarial School.

Maryann Weckerle - Village Trustee:   Maryann was elected to her first public office as Village Trustee in March 2006.  She was re-elected in 2010.  Maryann is a lifelong resident of Lindenhurst and is married with one son.  Her past includes extensive involvement with the local PTAs, having chaired many committees and serving on the District Planning Team for Site-based Management and the PTA Council Scholarship Committee.  Maryann is a past president of the Lindenhurst Historical Society and presently serves as its treasurer.  Other involvement includes executive board member status with the Mayor's Beautification Society, member of the Lindenhurst Chamber of Commerce, member of the Lindenhurst Rotary Club, recipient of the Rotary Club's Community Service Award with her husband, Tom, in 2005, and board member of the Village of Lindenhurst's Business Improvement District.  Maryann is the proprietor of a family-owned 50 year-old local small business.  She is a graduate of Lindenhurst High School and has a B.A. in Business Administration from Molloy College.

Village Justice H. John Bopp  John Bopp was elected Village Justice in 1990.  He was re-elected in 1994, 1998, 2002, 2006 and 2010.  John is married and has 5 children.  He is a lifelong Village resident and has had a private law practice here for over 30 years.  He was also an Assistant District Attorney in Suffolk County for over 4 years.   Judge Bopp is a former Law Clerk with the Town of Babylon and the Suffolk County District Attorney’s Office.  He is also the founder of the Lindenhurst Bulldog Lacrosse Association.   He is a Graduate of Lindenhurst High School, Rutgers College and New York Law School.




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