Cortlandt, Croton on Hudson, Ossining, Briarcliff Manor, Peekskill
Catherine Borgia

Legislator Borgia was elected Chair of the Board of Legislators with a unanimous vote at the beginning of the 2022-2023 term.  She is only the second woman to serve as Chair, the first in twenty years. She represents Legislative District 9 on the Westchester County Board of Legislators, which encompasses Ossining, Briarcliff, Croton, parts of Cortlandt and the City of Peekskill.

Legislator Borgia comes to the office of the Chair with a long career in public service: working in the New York State Assembly as a staffer for several years, serving on the Village of Ossining Board of Trustees, and then serving two terms as Supervisor of the Town of Ossining before being elected to the Board of Legislators in 2012.

Borgia served as Chair of the Board’s Government Operations Committee in 2012-2013 and then as the Democratic Majority Leader for the 2014-2015 and 2016-2017 terms.

In 2018 Borgia reintroduced the most progressive package of bills to date. She championed historic, life-changing legislation including the Immigrant Protection Act, Employee Earned Sick Leave, Safe Leave, the Fair Chance to Work Act, Co-op Disclosure, and the Wage History Discrimination Law. Her team approach in working with her colleagues, the County Executive, labor unions and advocacy groups led to the quick passage of these comprehensive laws.

She served as the Board’s Budget and Appropriations Committee Chair for the 2018-2019 and 2020-2021 terms. During that time, she worked with the County Executive’s administration and her colleagues on the Board to pass budgets that cut the county’s property tax levy and rebuilt the county’s reserve funds while investing in the county’s infrastructure and providing much needed services for county residents, especially during a global pandemic.

In addition to her legislative role, Catherine is the Executive Director of the Clearview School in Briarcliff Manor and she is a licensed real estate broker. A long-time community volunteer, Borgia co-founded the Ossining Microfund.

Borgia has an MBA from NYU-Stern School of Business and a BA from Binghamton University (SUNY). She lives in Croton-on-Hudson with her two daughters, and one rambunctious dog. Stay connected on Facebook.com/LegCatherineBorgia

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