Supervisor's Office


Responsibilities of the Supervisor's Office

The Town Supervisor is an elected official who serves as the chief administrative officer of Town government, presiding over all Town Board meetings and directing the legislative and administrative functions of that body. Together with the four elected members of the Town Council, the Supervisor enacts ordinances, adopts a budget, oversees town-wide planning and zoning, establishes recreation areas along with various other responsibilities. Elected to a four-year term by voters from the entire town, the Supervisor oversees all day-to-day operations within Town government. The Supervisor is also empowered to appoint a Deputy Supervisor who assists the Supervisor with various initiatives and stands in place of the Supervisor during an absence.

The Supervisor’s Office oversees all of the operations within the Town of Babylon’s 25 departments, employing over 500 full-time, part-time and seasonal staff that provide services to 210,000 residents. The day-to-day operations of the Supervisor’s Office are managed by the chief of staff and various other administrative employees, who serve as liaisons between various departments and staff. The Supervisor’s Office is also home to the following departments:

Office of Citizen Services:

This department is responsible for handling constituent concerns and acts in an advocacy capacity to ensure that complaints are handled in a suitable manner. Citizen's Services works closely with all town departments and various levels of government in an attempt to address issues of concern for Town of Babylon residents.

Communications Office

The Communications Office is solely responsible for the town's media relations. This department implements all media programs and prepares and distributes media releases, informational reports, brochures, and pamphlets relating to town government. The department also manages all of the town's social media pages. 

  1. Rich Schaffer

    Rich Schaffer

    Babylon Town Supervisor

    Phone Numbers:

    Office: (631) 957-3072

    Cell: (516) 429-3763

    Home: (631) 539-4120


  2. Supervisor's Office

    Physical Address
    Babylon Town Hall - Main Hallway
    200 E. Sunrise Highway
    Lindenhurst, NY 11757



    Monday - Friday 
    9:00AM - 4:30PM