Legislator honors Irish American of distinction

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Suffolk County Legislator Jim Mazzarella (3rd District, Moriches) recently honored Mastic resident Kevin Meyer as the 3rd Legislative District’s 2022 Irish American of Distinction. In 2019, March was designated “Irish American Heritage Month” in Suffolk County, allowing legislators to recognize an Irish American residing in their district as an Irish American of Distinction. “When selecting this year’s honoree, Kevin was an obvious choice,” said Legislator Mazzarella. “Kevin’s involvement in our community has made a significant impact on thousands of people, especially within the William Floyd School District. He is proud of his Irish heritage and can trace his Irish roots through multiple generations.” Meyer is a third-generation Irish-American whose great-grandparents were both born in Ireland on his mother’s side. He is a lifelong resident of Mastic where he resides with his wife Amy and their eight children. Kevin is a devoted family man, and is also the newest member of the William Floyd School District Board of Education. Kevin is a retired New York City Fireman, where he served with Engine 320 in Queens. He is heavily involved in community volunteer work, including coaching various youth soccer, lacrosse, cross country, and basketball teams. In addition, he has been instrumental in community clean-ups, food drives, blood drives, various fundraisers, and serving at St. Mary’s Hospital for Children. “Kevin is dedicated to helping people, from his firefighting career to his selfless volunteering in the community,” said Mazzarella. “He embodies the traditional Irish spirit that puts home and family first. He is the best of the best.” Kevin holds an Associate’s Degree in Liberal Arts, a Bachelor’s of Science Degree in Professional and Liberal Studies with a Minor in Elementary Education, Coaching and Social Studies, and a Master’s of Science in Special Education. “Kevin Meyer is a great example of being a proud Irish American,” said Mazzarella. “I look forward to working with him for many more years to help improve our community.”

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