4th District Council
Dan Polner was born and raised in Smithtown and has lived in Bellport for the last 15 years. Dan attended the University of Pennsylvania and has degrees in Accounting and Systems Engineering and an MBA from the University of Chicago. Dan works at Stony Brook University's Small Business Development Center. After Hurricane Sandy, he helped hundreds of business owners gain access to grants through the New York Rising Small Business Recovery Program. Dan was instrumental in helping the marine industry receive over $18 million in grant funding.
Dan now works with the University's Incubator Programs, helping startup technology companies develop business plans and strategies in the hope that they will become anchors for future job creation in our region.
Dan is also a volunteer Class A Firefighter and he was awarded the "Rookie of the Year."
Dan will work towards attracting millennials to Brookhaven by encouraging startup technology companies to operate in conjunction with Brookhaven National Lab and Stony Brook University. Dan believes that it is vitally important that the town begin planning for the landfill closure and determine other opportunities to expand business development in the town to make up for some of that lost revenue.
As the proud father of two daughters, Dan’s lifetime of financial experience, and his dedication and responsiveness make him an ideal choice to serve his community on the town board.