Vivian has an extensive record of
achievements for her constituents
Vivian Viloria Fisher served on the Suffolk County Legislature for
thirteen years, reaching the statutory term limit in December 2011.
She was elected by her peers as Deputy Presiding Officer of the
Legislature for six years of her term.
The Candidate Who Speaks Truth to Power
Highlights of Vivian's Legislative Achievements
1999  Prime sponsor Acquisition of Open Space at Forsythe Meadow Woods

2000 Prime sponsor of  Local Law to limit CO2 emissions from power plants in order to reduce Greenhouse Gases

Prime sponsor of the first Local Law in New York State to ban the additive MTBE in gasoline

2001 Prime sponsor of law providing enhancements for the retention and education of CHILD CARE  providers

2003 Challenged both parties to form Majority Minority district in Suffolk

2004 First county official in the country to propose legislation to require LEED certification for municipal buildings over one million dollars in construction cost

2005 Prime sponsor of $75 Million Bond to preserve open space and farmland with the ability, for the first time in Suffolk County acquisition program, to use Transfer Development Rights for the purpose of workforce housing, thus marrying environmental concerns with social justice needs.

2006 Sponsored pilot project implementing Leadership in Energy and Environment Design (LEED) for future County construction projects

2007  Sponsored a Local Law  to prohibit the sale, introduction and propagation of invasive, non-native plant species in Suffolk County

2008 Sponsored legislation banning the purchase of bottled water by Suffolk County

2009  Sponsored legislation forming the Victory Garden Task Force to promote Community Gardening and healthy food choices in Suffolk County

2010 Sponsored legislation creating the Teen Pregnancy Task Force

2011 Sponsored legislation to convene Food Policy Task Force

Partial List of Vivian's Awards and Honors
1964 New York City Mayor's Citation for Community Service Mayor Robert Wagner

1971 Who's Who Among American Teachers

1973 Interdisciplinary Teaching Grant

1992 NEH Grant  The Artist as Witness of His Time

2000 Woman of the Year Commitment to Youth

2001 Inspirational Leadership NOW Alliance
Leader of the Year Child Care Council of Suffolk County

2002 Supporter of Education Paul Lopez Scholarship Fund

2003 Legislative Leader of the Year National Association of Puerto Rican and Hispanic Social Workers​

2004 First Humanitarian Award Dominican Cultural Committee of Long Island

2005 Legislative Leader of the Year Vision Long

2006 Leadership in Protection of Constitutional Rights  Suffolk County Civil Liberties Union

2007 Legislative  Leader of the Year The Nature Conservancy

2008 Social Justice Model of the Year Social Justice Center

2010 True Friend of Long Island Agriculture Long Island Farm Bureau