Trustee Gladys Rodriguez
For 24 years Ms. Rodriguez has worked as Social Welfare Examiner II for Nassau County Department of Social Services. This is a job that she truly enjoys because it gives her the opportunity to do what she likes most, to serve the community. Her position at NCDSS allows her to see and recognize the needs of the community and to help by informing and directing people to resources available within the community.
As Executive Vice President for CSEA local 830, her motto is “A happy employee is a productive employee.” Every employer should know that proper training and a good working environment produces great employees.
Ms. Rodriguez has been the recipient of numerous awards including: Latin American Coalition of Long Island Inc (for the support of needy children in El Salvador), Certificate of Appreciation in Recognition for Professionalism and Dedication from County Executive Honorable Ed Mangano and DSS Commissioner Dr. John Imhof, Certificate of Recognition from PACCLI (Peruvian American Chamber of Commerce) for Outstanding Service and Support to this organization, The Town of North Hempstead Certificate of Recognition and Achievement for Outstanding Service and Assistance to Low Income Community, New York State Senate, Honorable Jack M. Martins, honorable mention for support to the Port Washington Community Action Council. She also received the “Orgullo Colombiano” (Proud Colombian )Award from Long Island for Colombia Inc. at the Bi-centennial Celebration of Colombia’s Independence on July 20, 2010 and a Certificate of Appreciation from County Executive Honorable Steven Bellone for the contributions and commitments to the Colombian American Community in Suffolk County. Ms. Rodriguez was also named “Madrina Internacional”(International Godmother) at the celebration of the 20th Central American Parade/Festival of Nassau County. Most recently she was honored by El Circulo de la Hispanidad, Nassau County and the New York State Colombian American Chamber of Commerce, a Citation from the Nassau County Legislature for employee of the month, June 2016, and a Proclamation from the New York State Senate for community work.
Gladys G. Rodriguez graduated from Paul D. Schreiber High School, Port Washington, NY and later graduated from Adelphi University with a BA in Management and Communications.
Gladys G. Rodriguez lives in Hempstead since 1986 with her two daughters Jennifer, Monica and son- in- law William. She loves to travel, read, learn about other cultures and spend time with her wonderful family.