Promises Kept, We Have:
- Opened Trustee meetings to the public by moving them to Town Hall and televising them live
- Established an Accabonac Harbor mosquito larvae monitoring program
- Enlarged Georgica Pond’s water quality program, in partnership with Friends of Georgica Pond, the Village of East Hampton and The Nature Conservancy
- Expanded Sag Harbor’s water quality monitoring program, in partnership with Southampton Trustees and Sag Harbor Village
- Proactively pursued a long-term water quality improvement program for Wainscott Pond
- Held numerous public meetings on the Deep Water Wind Project, and are fully engaged in the Federal and State review process
- Promoted public beach access
- Created a horseshoe crab breeding study
- Increased the very popular oyster gardening program
- Spearheaded the Town’s ban of helium balloon release
- Educated students about Trustees’ responsibilities by visiting local schools
And we promise to continue to be actively engaged, searching for answers to the challenges of today and those of tomorrow.
Virtually every free moment of Rick Drew’s life has been spent on the waters of Eastern Long Island. He is passionate about fishing and as a young man earned his first paychecks hard clamming and scalloping.
He lives in the Northwest Woods with his wife, Susan, recently retired from a 30-year teaching career in the East Hampton school system—and daughters Alyssa and Carly.
As an avid outdoorsman and businessman, Rick Drew believes the foundation of our community is to protect our local environment and natural resources: East Hampton deserves a healthy environment, clean water, accessible natural resources, and economic stability so that local families and business can continue to thrive.
Currently, Rick is the service manager of Seacoast Enterprises Associates in East Hampton, thereby combining his love of the ocean and his passion for technology.
His love of the Town and the water comes to the fore in his support of local organizations like the Breast Cancer Research Foundation of the Hamptons, Peconic Baykeeper, East Hampton Volunteer Ocean Rescue, and the East Hampton Shellfish Hatchery. Rick believes public access to our beaches, bottomlands and waterways is essential and supports and defends our Township’s Dongan Patent and the New York State Public Trust Doctrine.
Rick Drew is endorsed by the Democratic Party