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Mike Ingham & Responsibilities Training

Westbury Water District Commissioners Vincent Abbatiello, Kenneth O. Jones and William C. Olson, hosted a NSWCA Training Meeting featuring legal expert Michael F. Ingham of Carman, Callahan & Ingham LLP (Farmingdale, NY) addressed the assemblage on the topic of “Water Commissioner Management Powers and Responsibilities”.

Mr. Ingham focused on the legal duties and powers of elected commissioners, beginning with a historical perspective that included discussion of the Kirkland Act, Town Law 215, precedence of the Nassau County Civil Divisions Act, and the responsibility of each district to achieve ‘maximum benefit/best value’. The Training Module was inclusive of the conduct of Executive Sessions and Work Sessions open to the public. The subsequent Q&A brought deeper discussion of several specific topics.

Andy Bader, Mike Ingham, Thomas Hand, Vin Abbatiello

Andy Bader, Mike Ingham, Thomas Hand, Vin Abbatiello

NSWCA President Thomas P. Hand commented, “This is the latest installment of our Continuing Education and Training Series. The hands on session delved into important governance issues that concern all commissioners, superintendents and professional personnel from commissioner-elected water districts. Mr. Ingham’s extensive field knowledge and ability to express the laws and regulations in a way that all could readily absorb was greatly appreciated by all attending.”

Mr. Ingham is a graduate of Hamilton College and New York University and received his law degree from St. John’s University School of Law. He joined Carman, Callahan & Ingham in 1981 and specializes in complex insurance coverage litigation and Appellate Practice