Hempstead Town Councilwoman Angie M. Cullin of Freeport was re-elected to represent the Town of Hempstead's Fifth Councilmanic District in November 2011, where she has served since her appointment in January 2001 and subsequent election in November 2003 and re-election in 2007.
Mrs. Cullin was the first woman to serve as Receiver of Taxes, having been appointed in April 1993 and subsequently elected to the position. She made history on November 3, 1987 when she became the first woman in the history of the town to be elected to the Town Board. She served as a Councilwoman since her appointment in January 1987 until being appointed Receiver of Taxes in 1993.
Prior to that, Mrs. Cullin served as administrative assistant to the New York State Assembly for eight years.
She has lent her experience to a number of community boards and panels including: the advisory board of the Freeport PAL, member of the Freeport Mercy Medical Center, associate member of Operation Pride and the Freeport Arts Council. She also serves as the chairperson of the Freeport Parks and Recreation Commission and was a member of the Committee on Italian Migration, the Freeport High School Scholarship Committee, the Association for the Help of Retarded Children, the 1 in 9 Breast Cancer Action Coalition, is a supporter of the Friends of Bridge and a member of the advisory board of the Father Peter Sweisgood House for substance abuse.
Mrs. Cullin served as the treasurer of the Ladies Auxiliary of the Freeport Chamber of Commerce, served for many years as treasurer/trustee of the Enrico Fermi Lodge of the Order Sons of Italy in America and was a member of the Board of Directors of the Salvation Army. Mrs. Cullin is a member of the Freeport Hispanic Association, has been an active participant in the affairs of South Nassau Communities Hospital and is a member of the Village of Freeport Comprehensive Task Force. She currently serves as a member of the Board of Directors of Operation SPLASH, is a member of the Advisory Board of Hi-Hello Day Care Center and is a member of the Freeport Harbor Civic Association and the Hudson Avenue Business Association. Also, she was a member of the Board of Coalition for Child Care of Nassau County.
Mrs. Cullin's active community participation was recognized by the Ladies Auxiliary of the Freeport Chamber of Commerce when they named her Woman of the Year. Furthermore, she is the recipient of a Certificate for Meritorious service from the American Cancer Society and has received recognition awards from the Freeport Police Benevolent Association, the Oceanside Little League and the Freeport Community Outreach of Martin Luther King Park. Most recently, in 2005 Councilwoman Cullin was selected by Senator Charles Fuschillo to receive the New York State Senate's 'Woman of Distinction Award' in recognition of her noteworthy achievements.
She is the mother of four sons: Thomas, Jeffrey, Patrick and the late Richard, mother-in-law of Carol, Kandee and Delcia and the proud grandmother of Nikolas, Patrick, Lisa, Sean and Ella Grace.
The Fifth Councilmanic District covers all of Bellmore, Lido Beach, and Point Lookout; and parts of Baldwin, Freeport, Merrick, Seaford and Wantagh.