Barbara Donno’s insight, experience and understanding of the serious issues facing families are not the result of a career spent in politics, but a lifetime commitment to community. Throughout her professional and personal life, Barbara Donno has devoted herself to helping and serving others.
Serving her seventh term as Mayor of the Village of Plandome Manor, Barbara has consistently held the line on tax increases, working hard to protect the taxpayers while continuing to provide the services necessary to preserving the quality of life expected by her Village residents.
Under Barbara’s leadership the Village building codes have been rewritten in order to protect the integrity and character of the Village; she has worked diligently to build and repair critical infrastructure within the Village along with providing safe walkways for pedestrians and bikers. Working with the Village board of trustees she has implemented a capital improvement plan all the while maintaining fiscal discipline to protect taxpayer dollars.
Prior to her tenure as Mayor, Barbara was a nine-year member of the Manhasset School District Board of Education serving as President for 4 years. She is also a former elementary school teacher.
Barbara is past President of the Nassau County Village Officials Association, and a member of the executive board advocating for Nassau County’s 64 incorporated villages representing a population of over 465,000 residents and is a member of the Finance committee of the New York State Conference of Mayors. In 2008 Barbara was nominated by the Nassau County Republican Party as a candidate for the New York State Senate. She also served as Director of District Operations for former New York State Senator Jack M. Martins and for former NY State Senator Elaine Phillips.
Outside of the public sector, Ms. Donno sits on the Board of the Long Island Regional Planning Council and serves as an officer on the Board of Directors for the Lead the Way Fund. She serves as a member of the Nassau County Police Commissioner’s Community Council, is a member of the Manhasset Rotary Club, a founding board member of the Port Washington-Manhasset Office of Emergency Management.
In recognition of her longstanding community service, Barbara was named to the Town of North Hempstead’s May W. Newburger Women’s Roll of Honor. A graduate of Duquesne University, she was also named one of the University’s Distinguished Alumni.
Barbara Donno and her husband, Robert, reside in Plandome Manor and have two adult children, Jackie and Matthew, and two grandchildren, Emma and James.