City Manager Jack Schnirman
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Jack Schnirman has most recently been Vice President of Management Consulting at Bowne Management Systems, focused on helping local governments and non-profit organizations improve operations, efficiency, and effectiveness.<br><br>Prior to joining Bowne, he served as Chief Deputy Supervisor in Brookhaven, New York State’slargest Township. He managed a new municipal administration from start-up phase; aggressively executing a plan and agenda. As Transition Director, he was ‘first-in,’ building a transition team, conducting the hiring process, and implementing a roll-out plan to execute a successful leadership change in a government that had been riddled by decades of corruption and mismanagement. As Chief Deputy Supervisor, he supervised the day-to-day operations of approximately 1200 workers across a government whose total budget approached $300 million. He implemented innovative reforms including a 311-style non-emergency hotline which enables constituents to dial one phone number for all town services, and ServiceStat, a nationally recognized performance management and accountability initiative that saved over $2 million dollars in its first term while eliminating waste.<br><br>In Brookhaven, Mr. Schnirman and his budget team instituted strict internal spending controls and eliminated $15.3 million in inherited deficits, placed the Town on solid fiscal footing, and insured good bond ratings from Wall Street and lower interest payments for taxpayers.<br><br>Previously, he has served in the nonprofit sector as part of the founding team of United Leaders, a fellowship which mobilized young people into public service, as Deputy Press Secretary to US Senator John Kerry, as a member of US Senator Frank Lautenberg’s legislative staff, and as a member of the National Environmental Trust’s media team, attending the UN Climate Change negotiations in Bonn, Germany.<br><br>Mr. Schnirman serves as a career advisor to the NYU Wagner School of Public Service’s Fellowship for Emerging Leaders in Public Service. He is also a board member of the New York League of Conservation Voters Long Island Chapter as well as the New Leaders Council, serving as co-chair of the New Leaders Council New York Fellowship’s Curriculum Committee.<br><br>Mr. Schnirman holds a Masters in Public Policy from Harvard University's Kennedy School of Government and a BA in International Relations from Tufts University.
P.O. Box 1148, Long Beach, NY 11561