On May 25, the Long Island Press held its 8th Annual Power Party at the beautiful and stately Nassau County Museum of Art in Roslyn. Around 300 guests came to celebrate and pay tribute to those on the 2010 Power List, which honors the most influential people on Long Island.
The party opened with an invocation by the Rev. Roger C. Williams, pastor of The First Baptist Church in Glen Cove. Art collector and philanthropist Ambassador Arnold Saltzman spoke next, offering insight into the history of the museum. Taking the podium next was Press Publisher Jed Morey, who spoke about the paper and the yearly ranking of the movers and shakers who call Long Island home.
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Honorees that have made it on the list five times are inducted into the Hall of Fame. There were eight inductees this year, four of whom were in attendance at the ceremony. They were Richard Kessel, New York Power Authority President and CEO; Jeff Frayler, Suffolk County Police Benevolent Association President; Kevin Law, outgoing President and CEO of LIPA and incoming President of the Long Island Association; and David Mejias, former Nassau County Legislator. Inductees who were not able to attend were Autism United President and Spectrum Magazine Publisher Evelyn Ain, Jay Jacobs, who is both the New York State and Nassau County Democratic Chairman, Robert Zimmerman of Zimmerman-Edelson, Inc. and U.S. Representative Steve Israel.
After the ceremony, guests enjoyed dinner and networking
Photos by Lighthouse Photography and David Wexler.