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Our Candidates

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Judy Courtney

Eastern Trustee Candidate
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  • Judy is a lifelong resident of Garden City, feeling lucky to have grown up in such a special town. Her GC roots go back three generations.

  • Understanding the unique history of Garden City and hearing firsthand of the evolution the Village has gone through gives Judy an appreciation of where we have come from and how we can continue to grow and evolve.

  • Professionally, Judy has over 20 years experience in Human Resources, most recently as the Chief Human Resources Officer for New York Interconnect, a media sales organization based in New York City. Previous roles have included St. John’s University, Capital One and JPMorgan Chase. She has spent her career working with leaders, coaching teams to better performance, helping teams solve problems and work together more effectively. She has a B.A. and M.A. from Manhattan College.

  • Judy has been very active volunteering her time in many ways to the Village. She has been a member of the Eastern POA for many years, having served as a Director for nine years, Vice-President and President. She has volunteered for virtually every committee through the POAs, such as the nominating committees, Traffic Commission, editor of the EPOA newsletter and others. She was also a member of the village-wide Community Agreement Centennial Celebration Committee and the original Mobility Impaired Committee.

  • Judy has never been reluctant to challenge the status quo, ask the tough questions and give the time needed to keep our Village moving forward. As a Village Trustee, she will continue to do the same!


Tracey Williams

Central Trustee Candidate
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  • Tracey grew up in Garden City and returned to the village in 2006 when she purchased a home in the Mott section and eventually settled in the Central section.  

  • During her daughter Dylan's early years, Tracey was a volunteer field hockey coach, and she recently joined the National Charity League, where Tracey serves as a grade level advisor. 

  • She joined the Central POA’s nominating committee two years ago as a thoughtful, unbiased contributor searching for the best candidates to support the evolving needs of our great town.

  • Tracey attended St. John’s University, graduating with a B.S. in Business Management.  For the past 17 years, Tracey has worked in specialty hospital sales dealing in varied critical care therapeutic areas that support care for the most ill patients.  She is currently a key account manager with Shionogi based in Long Island City.

  • Tracey’s career success has been driven by her ability to partner with her customers, uncover critical gaps and source out the best possible solutions. 

  • When asked about how she would view her role as Village Trustee, Tracey stated, “It will be my goal to fully assess all available options and solutions, to fine tune existing strategies and develop result-oriented plans that meet with the larger community’s approval.  As a Village Trustee, I commit to be available to the community, hear out all considerations and weigh any input given in a thoughtful, unbiased manner for the continued growth and prosperity of Garden City.”


Michael Daab

Estates Trustee Candidate
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  • Michael is a litigation partner in the Garden City office of Berkman Bottger Newman & Schein and has practiced in the fields of Family and Matrimonial law for over 23 years. He is a graduate of Columbia University and Hofstra University School of Law. In his professional capacity, he has extensive appellate experience in the courts of New York State.

  • He is also trained in conflict meditation and Collaborative Law, and previously served as a panel member for Nassau County Supreme Court Matrimonial Mediation Program. He is member of the Executive Committee of the Family Law Section of the New York State Bar Association and has chaired several committees, including the Continuing Legal Education Committee. 

  • In deciding to apply for the Village Trustee position, Mr. Daab expressed, “Those familiar with me know that I will bring the highest of ethics and integrity to the Village Trustee position. I look forward to applying my professional skills to resolve issues affecting our neighbors, to providing them with the transparency they deserve in their governing body, and to always zealously representing their interests first, without regard to the section of town in which they live."

  • Has been an active member of the Estates POA having served as a director and on the nominating committee. 

  • Michael and his wife Kathy reside in the Estates Section and have three children who have participated in various sports and enrichment programs in the village, including GCAA baseball which Michael coached for several years. All of his children proudly attend Garden City public schools.

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