Siela Bynoe, elected to the Nassau County Legislature in 2014, has used her experience working in several Long Island housing authorities to advocate for affordable housing and sustainable transportation options in the Second Legislative District and across the County as a whole.
Prior to serving on the Legislature, Bynoe was the Executive Director of the Huntington Housing Authority where she spearheaded the conversion of a multifamily heating service from oil to gas, as well as having invested in high efficiency gas-fired boilers and hot water heaters, low-energy high-efficiency lighting, and individual electric meters for residents to use as a method for energy conservation. Currently, as a Director at the Nassau County Land Bank, Legislator Bynoe is working to identify, acquire and re-develop so-called zombie homes throughout Nassau County as well as assess opportunities to create pocket parks in overly developed communities.
Bynoe actively lobbies for funding to maintain and enhance the NICE Bus service for Nassau County residents and has advocated for local government to support transit-oriented development in the Village of Hempstead. If re-elected to represent District 2, the Legislator will continue to advocate for environmentally sound practices that improve the quality of life for her constituents.