Cortlandt, Croton on Hudson, Ossining, Briarcliff Manor, Peekskill
Catherine Borgia represents Legislative District 9 on the Westchester County Board of Legislators, Which encompasses Ossining, Briarcliff, Croton, and parts of Cortlandt and the City of Peekskill. She serves as the chair of the Government Operations committee, which provides legislative oversight for the Department of Public Works and Transportation, Parks and Recreation, Housing, and Labor. In the past two years under her leadership, the committee has evaluated and approved over 200 capital projects, translates into hundreds of millions of dollars of critical infrastructure improvements and thousands of jobs for Westchester residents. As a member of the Board’s Budget & Appropriations Committee, she worked tirelessly to insure a budget that had no county tax increase county budget. She also serves on the Legislation, Community Services, and Energy & Environment committees.
In her first term, Borgia sponsored major legislative initiatives to improve Westchester’s green economy, protect the watershed by banning hydrofracking byproducts, and enhance government efficiency and shared services to save taxpayer dollars, all of which passed with broad bipartisan support.
Prior to service on the County Board of Legislators, she served two terms as the Town Supervisor of Ossining. In that time, she engineered a financial turnaround of the Town by reducing expenses, increasing the “rainy day” fund balance to the NYS Comptroller-recommended level of 20% of budget, and using innovative management practices to restore the Town to financial health in the worst economic climate since the Great Depression while providing two tax cuts to all Ossining property owners. She increased government transparency and increased community participation in several new committees including the Citizen’s Finance Advisory Committee and the Green Ossining Committee.
Before becoming Town Supervisor, Borgia worked for seven years as chief of staff to NYS Assemblywoman Sandy Galef, and served four years on the Ossining Village Board. She spent 15 years as a marketing and communications professional assisting Fortune 500 companies and major laws firms. A long-time community volunteer, Borgia co-founded the Ossining Microfund, and also serves on the Rotary Club of Ossining, the Junior League of Northern Westchester, Ossining Communities that Care, and the Teatown Advisory Board. Prior leadership roles have included the PTA, Girl Scouts, Westchester County Youth Board, and the United Way of Westchester/Putnam. Borgia has an MBA from NYU-Stern School of Business and a BA from Binghamton University (SUNY). She lives in Ossining with her husband, Craig Johl, their two daughters, and one rambunctious dog.
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