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Funding for Stormwater Study Receives Bipartisan Support

Funding for Stormwater Study Receives Bipartisan Support

On Monday, the Westchester County board of Legislators (BOL) voted unanimously to release $325,000 from the East of Hudson Water Quality Investment Program Fund for the purpose of conducting a study to identify opportunities for stormwater retrofit projects.  The funds will be provided to the Town of Somers as part of an Inter Municipal Agreement with Westchester County. Somers will coordinate the study on behalf of all 12 communities in... Read more

Released:02-09-2016 | See More _Newsroom

Legislator John Testa Helps Secure Low Interest Loan for Church Solar Installation in Buchanan

Legislator John Testa Helps Secure Low Interest Loan for Church Solar Installation in Buchanan

On Monday, the Westchester County Board of Legislators (BOL) unanimously approved funding in the amount $103,507 to finance the installation of three roof mounted solar arrays and for improvements to the underlying roof structure at St. Christopher’s Church in Buchanan.  Read more

Released:01-26-2016 | See More _Newsroom

Legislators Introduce Economic Development Package at First Meeting after Reorganization

Legislators Introduce Economic Development Package at First Meeting after Reorganization

(WHITE PLAINS, NY) At the first meeting after the Board of Legislators reorganized itself for the start of a new session, several Legislators have introduced their first legislative package of the year to help stimulate economic development in Westchester County.  Read more

Released:01-26-2016 | See More _Newsroom

Westchester Board of Legislators Creates Tool to Help Families Save on Heating Oil

Westchester Board of Legislators Creates Tool to Help Families Save on Heating Oil

  One of the biggest seasonal expenses that Westchester families are confronted with is the cost of heating their homes in the winter time. The Westchester Board of Legislators has come up with a tool to help Westchester families get the best price available. Read more

Released:01-14-2016 | 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 currently serves as a member of the committees on Infrastructure and Public Safety & Social Services.    She was the chair of the board’s former committee on Seniors which then became the committee on Generational, Cultural and Ethnic Diversity and is now the committee on Seniors and Constituencies. She is also the chairperson of the Westchester County Council for Seniors and its federal counterpart, the Area Agency on Aging Advisory Council.  Bernice was also named Senior Affairs Liaison to the City of Yonkers Mayor, Mike Spano.  A tireless advocate for senior citizens, Bernice has initiated several successful and innovative programs, lead an annual lobby day in Albany for Westchester citizens to express their concerns, worked in a bi-partisan manor to pass Universal Design legislation to benefit senior citizens and the disabled community, and co-hosts an Annual Legislative Speak-Out with the Westchester County Department of Senior Programs and Services.

Bernice organized an information drive to make seniors aware of the “balanced billing” law, and works closely with the New York State Attorney General’s office on ways to combat elder fraud and abuse.  In 2002, she was inducted into the Westchester County Senior Citizens Hall of Fame and in 2003, she was designated “Woman of the Year” by the Westchester County Federation of Women’s Clubs, as well as being selected the 2004 recipient of the Rose Kryzak Advocacy Award by the New York State Senior Action Council.  She has also been honored by the 12th Ward Republican Club, received the 2010 Community Service Award from 55 Plus Yonkers for her years of dedicated service to the Yonkers Community and most recently received the 2015 Women of Distinction Award from the City of Yonkers.

In keeping with her passion of having seniors stay active and engaged in their community, Bernice has, for the past 29 years, been the producer and coordinator of a senior show that takes place twice a year and is enjoyed by more than 300 local attendees.  These shows are performed by senior citizens, who spend months rehearsing, for a largely senior audience; after the main show, the group does an abbreviated version at local nursing/assisted living homes.  

Through all her endeavors, Bernice has enjoyed the love and support of her wonderful family; her devoted sons Alan, and his wife Jill, Rory, Howie, and his wife Dana.  She is the proud grandmother of Andrew, Evan, Jake, Jaclyn, Brian, Craig, Mason, Jackson and Julianna.


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Summer 2013 Newsletter

Winter 2012 Newsletter

Summer 2011 Newsletter

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