Suffolk County Legislator Manuel Esteban Sr, Esq. recognized accomplished Muslim-Americans and Ecuadorian-Americans who have made and continue to make contributions to the development, leadership and culture in Suffolk County.
At the Suffolk County Legislature’s General Meeting, Legislator Esteban along with his colleagues honored the following recipients: Dr. Mostafa El Sehamy (received by his daughter, Melissa El Sehamy), a professional Geologists certified in several states and a certified groundwater professional by the National Groundwater Association; Lamiaa Elkoulily, Practice Administrator at Express Medical Care; Lizbeth Carrillo, Neighborhood Aide for the Suffolk County Sheriff’s Department, and Village of Patchogue Trustee; Aamir Sultan (received by his Uncle, Parvez Mahmood), past Director for Pakistani American Community of New York, and Pakistani American Community of Long Island; Alexandra Velez, CEO & Founder of Flutterflies Corp, an organization that strives to be the spark & connection where women embrace their inner strength and confidence, and Hassan Ahmed who was elected as the first Pakistani/Muslim in Suffolk County. Mr. Ahmed took oath on July 1st, 2022 to the position of Brentwood School District Trustee.
In addition, Legislator Esteban will be introducing legislation that will designate a specific day of the year as “Muslim-American Appreciation Day” in Suffolk County. This resolution is part of a series of bills that Legislator Esteban plans on introducing to recognize the rich diversity that contributes to the greatness of our Suffolk County communities.