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, Councilman O'Connorr and Isabella Costello pose with recognition award on Town Hall Steps

October 21st, 2020 Islip Town Supervisor Angie Carpenter and Councilman James O’Connor recently met socially distanced with Bay Shore High School student Isabella Costello, to honor her for being one of the four winners of the 10th Annual Friedlander Upstander Award, which honors Long Island students who confront social injustice.

Isabella’s essay focused on her family’s journey of overcoming adversity. She is one of 17 children, 14 of which are adopted and who have special needs. Isabella was born with bilateral hearing loss and a rare heart defect. “Through my adversities, I have learned to overcome anything that may interfere with my success,” said Isabella. “I have also learned to push for success in others’ lives,” she added.

“Today’s youth are the leaders of tomorrow, and Isabella has demonstrated through her global awareness and education for Moebius syndrome, that she can have a positive impact on others,” said Islip Supervisor Angie Carpenter. “I am confident Isabella will be successful in all of her future endeavors, and we wish her the very best,” said the Supervisor.

“The future remains bright in our Islip community with outstanding young leaders such as Isabella Costello, who advocate for social equity, while confronting social injustices against individuals with disabilities,” said Islip Town Councilman James P. O’Connor.

Councilman O’Connor, who also serves as the Chairperson for the Town of Islip Disability Advisory Board continued said, “as the parent of a 23-year old autistic son, I understand all too well, the overwhelming challenges and lack of opportunity for individuals with disabilities. Through the Town’s Disability Advisory Board, I look forward to collaborating with purpose-driven leaders like Isabella Costello, to help create a more inclusive tomorrow.”

Isabella’s parents instilled values that promotes equality of everyone, no matter their appearance, ability or learning capabilities.

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