Islip Town Clerk Olga H. Murray, Esq. has proudly served as Town Clerk and Registrar of Vital Statistics in New York State’s third largest township since her election in 2011, including re-elections in 2015 and 2019.
Her achievements for professionalism, efficiency, service, and innovation have led to recognition by her peers, who elected her as President of the Nassau/Suffolk Town Clerks Association. This year, she was recognized statewide and elected as a Regional Director of the New York State Town Clerks Association.
A few of her many achievements include the introduction of new accounting software, digital tracking system in towns Records Center, creation of a database of the Historic Collection for Islip (including records dating back to the town’s inception 335 years ago!), scanning and digitizing Vital Records, adding interactive forms on-line and instituting a system for connecting owners of licensed dogs with 24/7 emergency contacts for lost dogs.
As Town Clerk, Olga is the Town’s secretary of all official minutes, Registrar, licensing officer, records custodian, and the designated marriage officer of the Town.
She leads a bi-lingual office which handles tens of thousands of annual transactions for Islip’s residents and businesses. The diverse services she manages -- just during her second term – included processing over 11,000 passports, to issuing some 3,500 commercial licenses, to issuing more than 9,000 marriages licenses. Olga and her staff have even joyfully officiated at over 2,500 wedding ceremonies – in Spanish and English!
Not just marriage, but licenses for hunting, fishing, dog, clamming, peddlers, games of chance, bingo, and taxi operators are issued by the Town Clerk. Requests for parade permits, block parties, garage sales, and going-out-of business sales are processed by this office as well. As the Registrar of Vital Statistics, the Town Clerk is also responsible for recording all births and deaths in the Town. She continues to direct the second largest Registrar’s Office on Long Island.
During her tenure, her office was awarded an Outstanding Review US Department of State as a Passport Acceptance Facility. She also has co-ordinated with the Suffolk County Child Advocacy Center for training taxi drivers to recognize human trafficking.
Olga has resided in Oakdale, Sayville and West Sayville with her family, and remains dedicated to her community. She is affiliated with many organizations, such as the American Legion Ladies Auxiliary (Rusy-Bohm Post 411) as 1st VP and Americanism Chairperson, Natasha’s Justice Project, and the Suffolk County Bar Association. She is also a dedicated volunteer for Sharing a Meal in Sayville.
Olga resides in Oakdale with her youngest two of three daughters, her dog, and her three cats. All three of her daughters are Islip residents.