In 2003, the Nassau County Executive established an aggressive program to consolidate county government facilities. The objective was to merge many of the neighboring buildings, with the departments that they comprised, and move them to a central location – mainly in Mineola. The program included both renovation and new building construction. Mr. Michael Giaramita served as Project Executive of the Program Management Team.
For maximum efficiency, several County programs were consolidated and relocated including the Government Operations Center, the Police and Fire Communications Center, and the Departments of Health and Human Services. As a result of moving to new facilities, modern workplace design strategies were incorporated to increase productivity and wellbeing. The greatest impact was realized in the IT department, which had separate groups located within each distinct facility. A new state-of-the-art IT center was constructed, creating one central hub for the team.
The crown jewel was rebuilding the historic Nassau County Courthouse which was first completed in 1901. The renovation project provided modern offices for the District Attorney and other legislative officials, and restored the grand courtroom which is now used as a ceremonial chamber.