Former Glen Cove City Councilman Anthony Jimenez Named City’s Veterans Affairs Director

Glen Cove, NY, September 7, 2017…Mayor Reggie Spinello announced today that Anthony Jimenez, a former Glen Cove City Councilman and U.S. Army veteran, has been named Veteran Affairs Director for the City of Glen Cove.

Mr. Jimenez, a decorated U.S. Army veteran, Sergeant, 1st Calvary division in Vietnam and Cambodia was awarded the Vietnam Gallantry medal, Combat Infantryman Badge, Purple Heart, Air medal, Army Commendation medal for Valor with oak leaf cluster and the Good Conduct medal.  He is 2nd vice commander of the Young-Simmons American Legion Post and a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars, Vietnam Veterans of America and Disabled American Veterans.  Recently retired as Deputy Commissioner of Jurors for Nassau County after serving 36 years in the court system, Mr. Jimenez also served as a Glen Cove City Councilman for over 14 years.  “We are honored to have such a distinguished military veteran and accomplished public servant leading our Veterans Affairs office,” said Mayor Spinello.

“My purpose is to assist all veterans and their families to receive all the benefits they deserve and are entitled to,” said Mr. Jimenez.  From medical benefits, military service connected disability compensation, Veteran Affairs home loan allowances, education entitlements and property tax exemptions, the Veteran Affairs Office’s goal is to support the needs of Glen Cove veterans and help them navigate the system and gain help where needed.  Mr. Jimenez is also exploring the opportunity to create customized programs with local Glen Cove business associations, restaurants and stores to create veteran discount programs.

The Glen Cove Veteran Affairs Office is located on the second floor of Glen Cove’s City Hall, 9 Glen Street.  The office is open on Wednesdays from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. and Thursdays from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. and appointments may be made by calling (516) 759-6798.