Nowick said she would work to keep town taxes low while maintaining quality of life for residents. Recreational facilities would be a priority, as would roads and sidewalks, she said. Keeping the town’s AAA bond rating is critical, she said, to fund improvements to the animal shelter and senior center. For bigger projects, like sewer systems, town officials will have to build and keep close relationships with county and state leaders. “That’s how you get money filtered down,” she said, adding that funding is important for the town’s economic health. “Downtown revitalization depends on sewers.”
Nowick, of St. James, is seeking her second term on the town board. Before her election, she served for 12 years in the Suffolk County Legislature, representing the 13th district. Before that, she was Smithtown tax receiver for six years. Nowick graduated from Suffolk County Community College with an associate degree in business. She has two daughters.