Lyndon Williams was first elected County Legislator for the 13th Legislative District in Mount Vernon in November 2007. He was re-elected in 2009 and 2011 by an overwhelming majority of Mount Vernon voters. In 2010 and 2012, Mr. Williams was elected by his colleagues to serve as Vice-Chairman of the Westchester County Board of Legislators.
Prior to becoming a County Legislator, Lyndon was a member of the Mount Vernon City Council having been elected for three four-year terms. He served as President of the City Council for three one-year terms, and held major leadership positions in the City Council including chairing several major committees such as the Finance and Planning Committee, the Legislation and Public Works Committee, and Public Safety and Codes Committee.
Lyndon championed major legislative initiatives in the areas of economic development, tax relief for residents, housing, crime prevention, recreation, and youth services, programs for senior citizens. He is a strong advocate for Minority and Women Owned Business Enterprises - sponsoring legislation and funding initiatives to provide opportunity, growth, and success of MWBEs.
Mr. Williams' career in public service exemplifies strong smart leadership. One of his most gratifying undertakings is his work in creating employment opportunities, training, apprenticeship and mentoring for young men and women in the construction industry, many of whom have had prior criminal records and challenges with law enforcement but now seek an opportunity to turn their lives around and become productive citizens. Lyndon is strongly committed to opening the doors to such opportunities.
Mr. Williams civic involvement in the Mount Vernon community including his service on the Board of Directors of the Boys & Girls Club, where he also volunteered his legal expertise and co-chaired the Club’s fund raising efforts to fund quality programs for young people. He also volunteered his legal expertise to establish the Levister Towers Community Development Corporation for resident-tenants of the city’s largest public housing complex to participate in development plans for the complex. He is member of the Mount Vernon NAACP.
In addition to his civic and political accomplishments, Lyndon has an impressive educational background. He is a graduate of Bernard M. Baruch College where he received a Bachelor of Business Administration Degree with concentration in accounting. After graduating college, Lyndon obtained the professional designation as a Certified Public Accountant. While working full-time for a major Wall Street firm, he pursued graduate studies and obtained his Masters Degree. Understanding that education is a key to success, Lyndon complemented his business education and experience by pursuing a law degree, earning a Juris Doctor from Pace University School of Law.
Mr. Williams is admitted to practice law in various courts including the United States Supreme Court; the Courts of the State of New York; Courts of the State of Connecticut; Federal District Courts for the Eastern and Southern Districts of New York; and the United States Tax Court. He is a well respected lawyer with a wide range of legal and professional experience. He served for six years as the President of the Westchester Black Bar Association, and is actively involved in several other professional organizations and affiliations. As president of the Westchester Black Bar Association, he instituted and championed several programs to encourage high school students in and around Westchester County to pursue an interest in law. He has received numerous honors and awards.