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Rainer Burger has been an active resident of New Hyde Park since December of 2003.   Born in Elmhurst Queens New York and raised in the Village of Floral Park, he graduated from Sewanhaka High School in 1984 and attended Polytechnic University of New York under an Air Force ROTC Scholarship.  Rainer Graduated in 1988 with a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering and was commissioned as a 2nd Lt in the United States Air Force.  While in the Air Force is obtained a master’s degree in Engineering Management. Rainer transitioned from Active Duty to Active Reserves and relocated back to New York with his wife Ann and 3 sons to New Hyde Park.   After 32 years of service, Rainer retired from the Air Force in 2020 at the rank of Colonel.  Since his move back to New York, Rainer has been continuous active member in our community serving numerous organizations and holding key positions.  He has served on the Board of Directors for the Water Authority of West Nassau County, is a former Scoutmaster and current Assistant Scoutmaster for Scout Troop 298, served as 1st Vice Commander and currently Adjutant for American Legion Post 1089, and is also currently an active Trustee in the Village of New Hyde Park.  As a Trustee, Rainer has worked numerous challenges and issues within our community.  His biggest endeavor was navigating and fighting for our communities’ interests through the entire MTA 3rd Track Project.  He has been an active force in mitigating the impacts to New Hyde Park of this multi-billion-dollar project which involved 3 main railroad crossing in New Hyde Park. His efforts included negotiating numerous agreements with the MTA, implementing design changes to benefiting our community, mitigated construction impacts, getting our roads repaved and solidifying over $2M for a new future DPW facility.  Trustee Burger continued his work with the Water Authority coordinating construction at the water station on 2nd Ave.  Trustee, Burger works hand in hand with our Building Department ensuring codes and regulations remain in check as well as coordinating the design and build-out of the Villages new future Community Center.  A Veteran himself, Rainer’s other duties as a Trustee has been to recognize our community veterans as well as support them to ensure they receive the benefits they deserve.  As a Trustee and working with the Village Board, Rainer supported and worked with the Board on the refurbishment of the Memorial Park, War Memorial, that recognizes those who served and also those who gave their lives for our country.   Rainer also coordinates directly with the county on veteran affairs and matters.  Trustee Rainer Burger, lives by his Air Force core values which includes service before self and looks forward to continue to serve his Community.  


Eve moved to the Village of New Hyde Park in 1996 with her parents and four siblings. She eventually bought the house that she grew up in on Lewis Avenue . She lives there with her husband, William and daughter Ava. Eve always wanted her daughter to go to the same New Hyde Park schools and grow up in the same neighborhood as she did. At the age of 16 years old Eve started working at Pace Pharmacy located in the Village of New Hyde Park. Currently, Eve is a Pharmacy Manager at Vitality . She also obtained her real estate license in her community. Eve became a member of the Village Cultural Committee and is involved with all of the yearly events. She loves seeing the community come together.

Eve wants to make a difference in our community for all of us and especially for our youth, the lifeblood of our village.

Christopher Devane

Chris is a lifelong member of our community. He attended Notre Dame Grade School, Chaminade High School, St. John’s University B.S. Finance and St. John’s U​niversity Law School. He is a former prosecutor in the Nassau County District Attorney’s Office. Upon leaving the DA’s office, he has continued to practice law in his own firm. From 2003-2021, he proudly served as our Village Justice. In addition, from 2008-2021, Chris was appointed an Associate Justice by the Village of Roslyn. The Nassau County Executive appointed him to serve on the Nassau County Board of Ethics from 2018-2019. He is a member of both the New York State and Nassau County Bar Associations as well as the New York State and Nassau County Magistrate’s Associations. In our community, he has been a member of the New Hyde Park Fire Department for 35 years. Chris has served as a Fire Commissioner and is a former Captain of the Estates Engine Company. He is on the Board of Governors of the NHP Exempt Volunteer Firemen’s Association. In addition, he has coached baseball in both the Merillon and NHP Little Leagues and continues to be a proud sponsor. Chris is a member in good standing with the Knights of Columbus Council #2852 and the Elks Lodge #2107.

Madhvi Nijjar

Madhvi is a 20 year resident of our Village. She is a married Mother of two wonderful children. Her husband, Jiwan, is a detective in the New York City Police Department. Their children, Arman and Aryan, attend New Hyde Park Road School and Memorial High School. Madhvi received her Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from John Jay College. She went on to receive a Masters Degree from Adelphi University in Social Work with a major in Psychotherapy. Her passion in the field of Mental Health and Human Services has led her to pursue a career teaching those who want a future in this profession. Madhvi has done extensive work with a broad array of populations in the field of geriatrics. These studies include both individual and family counseling. Her ability to speak 3 languages has allowed her to assist many more individuals with diverse backgrounds. Madhvi and Jiwan moved into the Village 20 years ago to make a home and live in a community. A community that has good schools and where neighbors become friends and more like a second family. They chose the Village of New Hyde Park. In recent years they began to question whether New Hyde Park or even New York were still places they want to call home. The slow decline of the suburban way of life and the lack of community feel were genuine concerns. After much deliberation, Madhvi has chosen to stay and invest in her home community. She knows what she wants for her children, family and neighbors. Madhvi Nijjar is a founding member of the Unity Party and will fight every day to make New Hyde Park a great place to live. She looks forward to embracing the challenges that lie ahead over the next four years.

Arthur Savarese

Arthur Savarese brings over 30 plus years of leadership and sales experience cultivating long-term business partnerships and securing top performing accounts. He melds the skills he acquired through his BA in Marketing from St. Johns University with a proven track record of delivering high-quality customer service to meet the needs of his clients. Arthur’s superior negotiating skills and ability to expeditiously resolve concerns make him the right person to get the job done. Arthur & his wife have been residents of New Hyde Park for thirty-three years. His children have attended Stewart Manor School; St. Anne’s and are graduates of New Hyde Park Memorial high school. During his time in New Hyde Park he has served on the board for the New Hyde Park little league and coached for several years. He started the travel baseball team the New Hyde Park Bluedevils, who are a great group of players from the New Hyde Park area. As well as being very familiar with the local community, he has been very supportive of local events & causes in the area. In addition he also obtained his real estate license in 2019 for NY State and is an agent for a local company in New Hyde Park- First Flag Realty. And finally Arthur has returned to work for his high school in Queens as the Director of Development & Alumni Affairs for Cathedral Prep School & Seminary.

Timothy Jones​

Timothy FX Jones is a Iona Graduate 1984.St.John’s University Law School 1989. Admitted to​ the NY Bar in 1990. Trial attorney for the Scahill Law Group Bethpage NY. Admitted in Federal Court Southern and Eastern Districts New Hyde Park Village resident for 21 years former New Hyde Park Little League Coach

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