by Rich Jacques
The spouse of former town Supervisor Jon Kaiman has been approved for the position of deputy commissioner of finance in North Hempstead.
In her return to employment with the town, Kaiman, 44, will serve as the executive director of the North Hempstead Business and Tourism Development Corp., which was formed in 2005 to help draw business employment opportunities, such as the Gold Coast Film Festival, to residents.
"I am honored to be joining the Bosworth administration and look forward to working for the people of North Hempstead again," said Kaiman.
Kaiman served for nearly three years as director of legislative affairs in North Hempstead under Supervisor May Newburger. She resigned her position in December of 2004, a few weeks before her husband began his 10-year run as supervisor.
Kaiman's appointment was approved 6-0 by the town board at a meeting Jan. 7. She is expected to begin working later this month at an annual pay rate of $78,000.
According to the town, Kaiman will be formally recommended to become executive director of the development corporation at the agency's Jan. 23 meeting.
Since 2010, Kaiman has been employed in Glen Cove by social media company. While there, she helped manage and maintain the effectiveness of social media presence for clients.
Kaiman also served on the Nassau County Industrial Development Agency, whose mission is similar to that of the BTDC.
Kaiman earned a juris doctor degree from the City University of New York School of Law in 1998.
"Kim brings excellent qualifications to this position, including a law degree, a thorough understanding of town government and in-depth knowledge of the North Hempstead community," said Supervisor Judi Bosworth at Tuesday's meeting. "Kim brings the added benefit of her extensive experience in social media, which is a significant factor in growing small businesses."
Jon Kaiman resigned in October of 2013 to become Gov. Andrew Cuomo's Long Island storm-recovery czar.