Westchester County Legislators

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District 2

Kitley S. Covill

Kitley S. CovillDistrict 2


Somers, Bedford, Mount Kisco, North Salem, Lewisboro, Pound Ridge



Kitley Covill grew up in Pound Ridge, and has been a Katonah resident since 1991.  She was elected in November 2017 to the Westchester County Board of Legislators. She represents the County's 2nd Legislative District, which includes the towns of Bedford (including Katonah), Lewisboro (including South Salem, Cross River, Goldens Bridge, Waccabuc & Vista), Mt. Kisco, North Salem, Pound Ridge, and part of the town of Somers.  Kitley chairs the Social Services Committee.


Kitley served as an Assistant District Attorney in Nassau County, where she prosecuted organized criminal activity.  She was then appointed to be part of an Organized Crime Task Force, serving as a special Assistant U.S. Attorney and a special Assistant Attorney General.  She moved to Lewisboro in 1987 and became the town's special prosecutor and an Assistant County Attorney in Westchester. Subsequently she became a planning board and then a zoning board member.


In 1991, Kitley moved with her family to Katonah and became a Legal Services attorney representing indigent families and children.  She subsequently went into private practice in Katonah representing women and the elderly, as well as small businesses.


After ten years of private practice, Kitley went back to the Westchester County Attorney's Office as the Chief of the Family Court Bureau, supervising 35 attorneys and support staff.  She then became the Inspector General for the City of Yonkers, the first woman ever to hold that position.


Kitley returned to the private sector in 2014, where she focuses on assisting victims of gender bias.  She is also actively involved with the Westchester Women's Bar Association, where she co-chairs both the Criminal Law and Ethics Committees.


Kitley graduated from Kenyon College and Vermont Law School and until late 2017, served as President of the Board of Directors for the YWCA White Plains & Central Westchester.  She previously volunteered with the Community Center of Northern Westchester and the the Katonah/Bedford Hills Volunteer Ambulance Corps.

 

Kitley S. Covill


Email

E-mail Kitley
or call 914.995.2810


Staff

Staff

Erika Pierce
914.995.2804


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Committee Assignments

  • Social Services, Chair
  • Environment, Health & Energy
  • Intergovernmental Services
  • Legislation
  • Law & Major Contracts
  • Public Safety
  • Public Works