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BOL Majority Leader Borgia Hosts Women’s Business Forum at WCC

BOL Majority Leader Borgia Hosts Women’s Business Forum at WCC

    White Plains, NY - Westchester County Board of Legislators (BOL) Majority Leader Catherine Borgia (D-Ossining) hosted a forum last week entitled “Keeping the Doors Open for Business” aimed at local small businesses owned and operated by women. The event was the first in a series intended for small businesses in Westchester County. The forum took place at the Westchester Community College (WCC) Gateway Center in Valhalla, NY. The WCC Gateway to... Read more

Released:10-15-2014 | See More _Newsroom

Westchester Legislators Pass Bond Act for Water Treatment, Saves Taxpayers $90 million

Westchester Legislators Pass Bond Act for Water Treatment, Saves Taxpayers $90 million

On Monday, October 6th, the Westchester County Board of Legislators (BOL) passed a critical bond act that will save Westchester County taxpayers up to $80 million and hopefully end the threat of $37,500 per day in fines levied against Westchester County from the federal Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).   Read more

Released:10-06-2014 | See More _Newsroom

Vice Chair Maisano Proposes Law to Combat Impact of "Puppy Mills"

Vice Chair Maisano Proposes Law to Combat Impact of "Puppy Mills"

  Westchester County Board of Legislators Vice Chairman Jim Maisano (R, New Rochelle) proposed legislation this week that would ensure that dogs and cats sold by pet "dealers” or “sellers" in Westchester County are maintained in a safe and healthy environment, and his legislation seeks to stop the unregulated flow of puppies from high volume and inhumane breeders and their transporters. Read more

Released:09-19-2014 | See More _Newsroom

Westchester Legislators Establish “Cross-Age Collaboration” Policy to Strengthen Intergenerational Bonds

Westchester Legislators Establish “Cross-Age Collaboration” Policy to Strengthen Intergenerational Bonds

White Plains, NY – In recognition of the growing need for connecting generations and creating “age-friendly” communities, the Westchester County Board of Legislators (BOL) has approved a resolution to establish a “Cross-Age Collaboration” policy for consideration in all County services and directives in order to promote and strengthen purposeful intergenerational bonds. Read more

Released:09-12-2014 | See More _Newsroom

Westchester Legislators Continue Review of Finalists to Revitalize Playland

Westchester Legislators Continue Review of Finalists to Revitalize Playland

White Plains, NY – The Westchester County Board of Legislators (BOL) continued its review of finalists to revitalize Playland today when it heard from representatives of Central Amusements International LLC (CAI) and Standard Amusements LLC on how they might restore and operate the County’s iconic 280-acre amusement park and recreation area during a meeting of the BOL Labor, Parks, Planning & Housing Committee (LPPH), chaired by Legislator Pete Harckham (D-North... Read more

Released:09-04-2014 | See More _Newsroom

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Bernice Spreckman

Bernice SpreckmanDistrict 14

Yonkers, Mount Vernon

 


Bernice Spreckman is a longtime resident of Yonkers. She was first elected in 1995 to the 14th District’s County Legislative seat.  Prior to becoming a County Legislator, Bernice served in several posts in Yonkers city government, including three terms as 2nd Ward Councilmember, Councilmember-at-Large, Vice Mayor and Chair of the City Council's Committees on Rules and Real Estate. Bernice was also elected the first female president of the New York State Councilman's Association.

 

Bernice is currently Chair of the Board’s Committee on Generational, Cultural and Ethnic Diversity and serves as a member of the Committees on Budget and Appropriations, Housing, Planning and Government Operations, and Public Safety and Security. 
A tireless advocate for senior citizens, Bernice was the Chair of the Board’s former Committee on Seniors.  In that role, she has initiated several successful and innovative programs, including the Shopper's Shuttle and the Adopt-a-Senior Citizen Center Program. HMO reform, expanding the EPIC program to the disabled and lowering prescription drug prices remain Bernice’s top priorities. She leads an annual lobby day in Albany for Westchester citizens to express their concerns to state lawmakers. She also organized an information drive to make seniors aware of the "Balanced Billing" law, which protects them from being overcharged by their doctors. Bernice works closely with the New York State Attorney General's office on other ways to combat elder fraud and abuse.

 

Bernice was inducted into the Westchester County Senior Citizens Hall of Fame in 2002 and designated “Woman of the Year” by the Westchester County Federation of Women’s Clubs in 2003. She was selected as the 2004 recipient of the Rose Kryzak Advocacy Award by the NYS Senior Action Council.

 

Legislator Spreckman and her husband Harry have been married for over 40 years. They have three adult children and seven grandchildren.

 

Bernice's Newsletters:

Summer 2013 Newsletter

Winter 2012 Newsletter

Summer 2011 Newsletter

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