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BOL Majority Leader Borgia Introduces Children’s Product Safety Act

BOL Majority Leader Borgia Introduces Children’s Product Safety Act

  White Plains, NY - Westchester County Board of Legislators (BOL) Majority Leader Catherine Borgia (D-Ossining) recently introduced legislation requiring retailers to test toys for sale which may contain certain dangerous chemicals, thus potentially preventing them from ever reaching county residents, and today, along with several of her colleagues from the Democratic Caucus, she joined health and environmental advocates to unveil a report at a special press conference detailing the presence... Read more

Released:12-10-2014 | See More _Newsroom

Westchester Legislators Budget Committee Issues Final Report, Vote Set for Tuesday December 9th

Westchester Legislators Budget Committee Issues Final Report, Vote Set for Tuesday December 9th

                          White Plains, NY - On Friday December 5th, the Board of Legislators (BOL) Budget and Appropriations Committee voted out their final report on the 2015 Westchester County Operating and Capital Budgets.  At the start of the budget process Board Chairman Michael Kaplowitz directed that the final report be posted to the BOL website for the public to review at least 48 hours prior to the Budget vote.  The Document was... Read more

Released:12-05-2014 | See More _Newsroom

Westchester Legislators Announce Significant Progress Toward Bipartisan 2015 Budget

Westchester Legislators Announce Significant Progress Toward Bipartisan 2015 Budget

  Budget and Appropriations Committee votes out “Budget Additions Report” White Plains, NY - The Westchester County Board of Legislators (BOL) Budget and Appropriations Committee made their additions to County Executive Rob Astorino’s proposed 2015 budget. The Budget and Appropriations Committee will make their corresponding deletions to the budget and then release the final budget report on Friday. In what Legislators described as a productive and bipartisan, all-day negotiation, a number of important issues... Read more

Released:12-02-2014 | See More _Newsroom

Westchester Legislators Approve Major Reform to County Budget Process

Westchester Legislators Approve Major Reform to County Budget Process

White Plains, NY - Westchester Legislators approved a major reform to the County budget process on Monday evening.  The reform measure is meant to bring greater transparency and opportunity for public review of the final budget before it is voted on.  The change was recommended by the Charter Revision Commission and was first championed by Legislator Sheila Marcotte ( R ) Tuckahoe, New Rochelle, Eastchester.  Legislator Marcotte is Chair of the... Read more

Released:11-25-2014 | See More _Newsroom

Westchester Legislators and Staff Donate Thanksgiving Baskets to Domestic Violence Shelters

Westchester Legislators and Staff Donate Thanksgiving Baskets to Domestic Violence Shelters

This past week Legislator Alfreda Williams (D) Greenburgh and Legislator Gordon A. Burrows ( R ) Yonkers, Bronxville along with their staff members donated full Thanksgiving dinner baskets including frozen turkeys to Westchester  families.  The dinners were donated through two Domestic Violence shelters, My Sisters Place and Hope’s Door.  Each shelter received six baskets.   Read more

Released:11-26-2014 | 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.

 

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Summer 2011 Newsletter

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