Water Authority Bios

Ella Stevens

As a former NYC teacher and business owner, Ms. Stevens involvement in the Wantagh community began with membership in the Wantagh Chamber of Commerce, where she was voted president after years of spearheading projects as its member and was recognized as Businessperson of the year by the Nassau County Chambers of Commerce. During this same time, Ms. Stevens joined the Wantagh-Seaford Homeowners’ Association having served as its president since 2003. That same year, she was elected president of the Wantagh Foundation for Educational Excellence, after serving as its 1st Vice President from 1998 -2003. From 2002 to 2008, she served as the Public Relations Counsel to the South Shore Joint Council of Civics.

Between 2003 and now, Ms. Stevens has added to her list of community engagement currently serving as co-president of Wantagh’s 4th of July Parade and as the Executive Director the Miss Wantagh Pageant & Organization, which has been in the community since 1956. Fast forward to 2018, she was asked to join the Police Commissioner’s Community Council, where she currently serves as a member.

Her community activities got the attention of several government officials and in 1997, began a third career in County government: a career from which she recently retired. Ms. Stevens believes her experiences in Education, Public Relations, Business, Civic engagement, and Government can be very beneficial as she once again serves her community as a member of the South Nasau Water Authority.