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Westchester Legislators Express Opposition to LG Electronics’ Building on Top of Palisades

Westchester Legislators Express Opposition to LG Electronics’ Building on Top of Palisades

White Plains, NY – The Westchester County Board of Legislators (BOL) approved a resolution last night expressing opposition to LG Electronics’ plan to build a 143-foot tall office building on top of the cliffs of the Palisades along the Hudson River, two to three times higher than the tree line. The vote came during the regular BOL meeting. Read more

Released:07-15-2014 | See More _Newsroom

Legislators Shimsky, Williams Participate in Groundbreaking Ceremony for Old Croton Aqueduct's Keeper's House

Legislators Shimsky, Williams Participate in Groundbreaking Ceremony for Old Croton Aqueduct's Keeper's House

On Friday, June 27th, 2014, County Legislators MaryJane Shimsky and Alfreda Williams were among the elected officials present at the groundbreaking ceremony at the Keeper's House Visitor Center, on the Old Croton Aqueduct in Dobbs Ferry.  Once rehabilitated, the 19th century structure will be used for exhibits, offices and restrooms. Read more

Released:07-14-2014 | See More _Newsroom

Legislators Williams and Boykin Kick Off “Recycling Rangers” Program with White Plains Day Campers

Legislators Williams and Boykin Kick Off “Recycling Rangers” Program with White Plains Day Campers

White Plains, NY – Westchester County Legislators Alfreda Williams (D-Greenburgh) and Ben Boykin (D-White Plains) kicked off the “Recycling Rangers” program with 160 participating grade-schoolers yesterday at the Bits ‘n’ Pieces Enrichment Camp, a summer program run by the White Plains Youth Bureau and held at the Church Street Elementary School here in White Plains. Read more

Released:07-10-2014 | See More _Newsroom

Democratic Legislators and Community Leaders Call for Continuing Participation in Federal Block Grant Programs

Democratic Legislators and Community Leaders Call for Continuing Participation in Federal Block Grant Programs

   White Plains, NY – Democratic caucus members of the Westchester County Board of Legislators (BOL), local elected officials and various community leaders called today for the County’s continuing participation in Federal Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) programs. “For nearly forty years, Westchester County municipalities have been able to complete significant capital projects and run beneficial programs thanks to community development block grant funds delivered to us by the federal government,” said... Read more

Released:06-27-2014 | See More _Newsroom

Legislators Approve Stormwater Plans for Saw Mill and Pocantico Rivers

Legislators Approve Stormwater Plans for Saw Mill and Pocantico Rivers

White Plains, NY – The Westchester County Board of Legislators (BOL) approved the Stormwater Reconnaissance Plan for the Saw Mill and Pocantico Rivers last night at its regular meeting, thus paving the way for more specific recommendations for physical projects and other actions to address flooding around Westchester and in the municipalities located within the Saw Mill River and Pocantico River watersheds. Read more

Released:06-24-2014 | 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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