Islip Town Supervisor, Angie Carpenter visited and gave an interesting talk at our regular meeting on Wednesday, May 15th.
Angie Carpenter, Supervisor of the third largest town in New York State, with about 350,000 residents, spoke of her background as a business owner, County Legislator and County Treasurer prior to her current role as Islip Town Supervisor.
Angie praised the Town of Islip’s “best kept secret,” MacArthur Airport. The airport is not only self- sustaining, consuming no taxpayer dollars, but has actually been generating a surplus since the new Airport Commissioner Shelley LaRose-Arken took over two years ago. 
She outlined the financial, logistical and other considerations facing an airline’s decision to schedule flights to and from the airport, mentioning that Southwest and Frontier Airlines have been very successful at MacArthur, and the airport has a tremendous economic effect on local businesses.
Angie also described the various airport parking options available to town residents and business owners, and her work with the MTA to improve connectivity with the Ronkonkoma train station where shuttle service to the airport is available. 
She concluded by saying that under her leadership the town’s bond rating has improved, and they have been able to undertake many improvement projects in the town.
Angie is shown above with Babylon Rotary Co-President Charlie Spencer.