Susan A. Berland formally was elected to the Suffolk County Legislature, 16th Legislative District on November 7, 2017 and took her oath of office on January 2, 2018. She served on the Suffolk County Legislature until January 2022.
Independent of her role as a public servant, Susan is an engaged and proud Dix Hills resident. She is a past Vice President and Member of the Board of Directors of House Beautiful in Dix Hills, one of the leading civic associations in the Town of Huntington and a member of Temple Beth Torah in Melville.
Numerous civic and charitable organizations have honored Susan for her many contributions to the community. As a Legislator, she has been recognized by Senior Net as well as the Police Surgeons Benevolent Association. Previously she was honored by organizations including the Townwide Fund of Huntington, the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, the Young Leaders, the Melville Chamber of Commerce and the Child Care Council of Suffolk County.
Susan is a graduate of the State University of New York at Albany, where she worked as a New York State Senate aide, and later graduated from Hofstra University School of Law where she currently serves as an Adjunct Law Professor. Before her election to the Suffolk County Legislature and Huntington Town Board, Susan served as a New York State Assistant Attorney General in the Prisoners Litigation Division where she prosecuted parole violators and kept dangerous criminals off our streets, an Assistant Town Attorney for the Town of Huntington and as an attorney in private practice. She lives in Dix Hills with her husband and four children.