A Village of Hempstead resident for the last 32 years, Luis Figueroa was appointed Deputy Mayor on April 6, 2015. Previously, Deputy Mayor was elected as a Village Trustee in the March 2013 elections. He is married to his childhood sweetheart Evelyn for 41 years and raised their son and daughter in the village. Today they are the proud grandparents of two young boys.
Deputy Mayor Figueroa has been long dedicated to the improvement of the quality of life for all residents in the Village of Hempstead. His involvement as a grass roots leader include serving as Vice Chairman of the Hempstead Hispanic Civic Association for the past 22 years. Through his leadership in the community association, he has worked diligently to improve opportunities for Hempstead residents seeking education, housing, employment and a honest way of life.
Luis was instrumental in securing the funding for the construction of a multiple affordable housing complex within the Village of Hempstead and he is presently the Chairman of the Board of Directors of the newly established Community Development Corporation at the Hempstead Hispanic Civic Association. Luis was appointed by Mayor Hall as the Vice Chairman of the Community Benefit Agreement Committee. As such, he and other like-minded community activists have pioneered the way to ensure that the Village residents get maximum benefits from the Downtown Revitalization Plan.
Deputy Mayor Figueroa received acceptance to attend the University of New York, College of Staten Island, in June of 1983. He received a degree in Industrial Management and took employment with Con Edison of New York in 1973 where he recently retired after 39 years of service. An entrepreneurial business man at heart, he continues to own and operate a travel agency in the Village of Hempstead.
As a man of faith, he has served on his church council where he lead men and youth ministries along with a wide range of community driven missions locally and around the world. By volunteering abroad, Deputy Mayor Figueroa has contributed towards the preservation of some extraordinary ways of life and continues to work with local residents to achieve common goals.
Deputy Mayor Figueroa maintains active membership in the New Hempstead Democratic Club, the Long Island Hispanic Chamber of Commerce and is a Lifetime Member of The NAACP.
In summary, he has dedicated his life to making leadership work for people, especially within the Village of Hempstead. Deputy Mayor Figueroa encourages all fellow community members to get involved and express their Village vision. It is his firm belief that with the participation of the people in partnership with Village Administration, Hempstead will “move forward” together