Richard LaMarca was elected Oyster Bay Town Clerk in November, 2019. As Town Clerk, he prides himself on the quality of services that his office delivers for residents, providing assistance with passports, licenses, vital statistics and permits. Within days on the job, Rich began cutting costs for taxpayers and making services more efficient.
Clerk LaMarca earned recognition for keeping his office fully operational throughout the COVID-19 public health crisis. He opened walkup windows at both Town Halls, allowing residents to receive services in the safety of the open air. Clerk LaMarca also had the pleasure of personally officiating close to 200 in-person, socially-distanced wedding ceremonies, including marriage vows for frontline workers concerned for their personal safety and the health benefits of their loved ones.
For more than 20 years, Rich worked at a Fortune 500 company in both domestic and international markets. As a Vice President of the company, he developed a successful track record of cost-efficiency by holding employees reliable for budgets, strategic planning and financial reporting. Rich brings this same approach to government, where he protects taxpayers by holding his department accountable for your tax dollars.
Prior to his election as Town Clerk, Rich served as Director of Labor-Management Relations for the Town of Oyster Bay where he was responsible for the day-to-day relations between management and the Town’s unionized workforce. To hold employees accountable to taxpayers, Rich coordinated testimony, witnesses and litigation for employee disciplinary hearings. He supervised the administration of Workers’ Compensation and Disability policies, as well as the health, dental, vision, retirement, deferred compensation, flexible spending, insurances and other programs for all employees.
A passion for community service led Rich from a career in financial services to one in government. Born, raised and currently residing in the Oyster Bay hamlet, Richard gives back to the community he loves by serving as President of the Civic Association, a Director on the Oyster Bay-East Norwich Chamber of Commerce Board, a member of the Main Street Association Advisory Board, a representative on the Nassau County Police Commissioner’s Community Council, and as an active participant in the Historical Society, Parent-Teacher-Student Association (PTSA) , Railroad Museum, Athletic Booster Club, Mike Bruschini Memorial Scholarship Committee, Italian American Citizen's Club, Italian American Mutual Aid Society and by coaching youth athletics.
Rich has a skill for building relationships in both the community and the workforce, holding organizations and employees accountable for finances, and identifying talent to ensure that organizations succeed. He brings these attributes to the Office of the Town Clerk in Oyster Bay. A graduate of Villanova University, Richard also earned a MBA from St. John’s University in Queens. Rich is married and is the father of five wonderful children.