A Message from the Supervisor

“Welcome to Islip, the 3rd largest town in New York State, but with an endearing small town feel. We are so proud of our town…our beaches, golf courses, marinas, parks, housing opportunities for all, businesses, industrial parks, healthcare and educational institutions including our own Islip MacArthur Airport that provides many job opportunities. I sincerely hope you find this website helpful.” - Angie

Supervisor Carpenter alongside 37 mayors and government leaders in group photo on terrace with city in background

October 22nd, 2021 Islip Supervisor, Angie Carpenter explored the latest in leadership and management practices, as one of 38 mayors and government leaders selected for an intensive education program with the Bloomberg Harvard City Leadership Initiative.

As a member of the Initiative’s Class of 2021-22, Supervisor Carpenter is part of a class of mayors who participated in a program delivered by faculty from Harvard Business School and Harvard Kennedy School as well as world-class experts from Bloomberg Philanthropies’ global network.

The yearlong program launched with a three-day conference in New York City beginning Sunday, September 26, 2021, which Supervisor Carpenter attended at no cost to the Town of Islip. Each day, participants attended classroom sessions focused on the latest management and leadership practices, using case studies and workshops developed at Harvard.

“Being chosen for the program is an honor,” said Supervisor Carpenter. “I’m looking forward to the year ahead as a great opportunity to meet, exchange ideas, and discuss how best to approach solving pressing problems for our citizens,” Supervisor Carpenter said. “When it comes to tackling priority issues for the Town of Islip, like the environment and technology, our team is invested in using data, working across sectors, and anything else that may help produce results.”

The Supervisor said she believes this program will “help enhance our leadership team’s capabilities in these areas, not to mention the opportunities to share innovative approaches to similar issues.”

Michael R. Bloomberg, founder of Bloomberg Philanthropies and three-term mayor of New York City, collaborated with Harvard University leadership to create the Bloomberg Harvard City Leadership Initiative in 2017.

Collectively, Harvard University and Bloomberg Philanthropies aim to assist government leaders and their leadership teams manage the complexities of running a government, and to give these leaders opportunities to learn from one another. The Bloomberg Harvard City Leadership Initiative will connect Supervisor Carpenter to some of the university’s top educators, a network of peers, and technical assistance. The program provides an opportunity to share practices and learn from fellow mayors about the promising ideas that are helping to enhance the quality of life in cities around the world.

Supervisor Carpenter’s participation in the Bloomberg Harvard City Leadership Initiative is fully funded by the program thanks to Bloomberg Philanthropies.

The Bloomberg Harvard City Leadership Initiative is the Flagship Program of the newly announced Bloomberg Center for Cities at Harvard University, and a collaboration between Harvard Kennedy School Harvard Business School, and Bloomberg Philanthropies to equip mayors and senior city officials to tackle complex challenges in their cities and improve the quality of life of their residents. Launched in 2017, the initiative has worked with 400 mayors and 1,300 senior city officials in 478 cities worldwide. The initiative has also advanced research and developed new curricula and teaching tools to help city leaders solve real- world problems. For more information, please visit the Bloomberg Harvard City Leadership Initiative.

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