Lister elevated to executive director; new officers named for Landmark Society

Jennifer Lister, pictured at the raising of the Roslyn Grist Mill, has been elevated to executive director of the Roslyn Landmark Society. (Photo by Rose Weldon)

Jennifer Lister has been elevated to serve as executive director of the Roslyn Landmark Society, among other new appointments, the organization announced in a release.

“I am honored to be promoted to executive director,” Lister said in a statement. “I especially want to thank the Board of Trustees for this promotion and the continued support.

Over the past year, the Roslyn Landmark Society has continued to thrive, and the Roslyn Grist Mill is on the way to restoration. Looking ahead, I plan to continue to grow the Roslyn Landmark Society and focus on the importance of historic preservation in the Village of Roslyn and the surrounding community.”

Lister has worked for the Landmark Society since 2012, serving as an administrative assistant before being appointed director of the organization in 2019. In addition to managing day-to-day activities, Lister helped to generate over $3 million in grants, awards, and donations for the society and its Roslyn Grist Mill Project.

A resident of Huntington, Lister has worked in the development field for over 10 years. Prior to starting in Roslyn, she has worked for the Church and Schools of Saint Dominic in Oyster Bay and the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy Alumni Foundation in Kings Point.

The board of trustees also voted to reelect Howard Kroplick as president.

Kroplick is a registered New York State historian who from 2012 to 2019 served as town historian for the Town of North Hempstead, and a member of the town’s Historic Landmark Preservation Commission.

In 2016, Kroplick was awarded the Edmund J. Winslow Local Government Historian Award for Excellence by the Association of Public Historians of New York State, an award given to only one New York historian each year.

“It has been a real honor to serve as president over the last two years,” he said. “In 2021, I hope to grow our membership, expanding our new website, and to continue our historic restoration and preservation efforts during the last year of my term.”

Also elected were Roslyn residents Jordan Fensterman as vice president, Aviv Fine as treasurer, and John Santos as secretary. Together with Kroplick, these officers will make up the Executive Committee of the organization.


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