The Half Hollow Hills Board of Education installed David Kaston as its newest trustee Monday night after Jeanine Bottenus resigned from her seat.
"We are honored that he is going to be working with us in the best interest of the entire district," Superintendent Kelly Fallon said.
Kaston, who works as an attorney in Mineola, has lived in Half Hollow Hills since 2001 and has three children in the district, ages 16, 14 and 9.
He is president of his homeowners association and also coaches Little League baseball and flag football.
Kaston received a bachelor's degree in economics and master's in business administration from Clark University, and a law degree from Boston University.
"The timing was right for myself. I felt I had the time to give back," he said about his decision to join the board.
The meeting was also a new beginning for James Ptucha, who was elected president of the board in July, and Frank Grimaldi, who is the new vice president.
Patrick Harrigan, assistant superintendent for district-wide administration, received tenure during the meeting, as well.
"He is an incredible professional and a pleasure to work with each and every day," Fallon said of Harrigan.
The Board of Education will meet again Sept 24 at High School East.