White Plains, NY — The Westchester County Board of Legislators has reconstituted its Minority Affairs Task Force.

The Task Force is co-chaired by Legislators Lyndon Williams and José Alvarado. Members are Board Vice Chair Alfreda Williams, Majority Whip Christopher Johnson and Legislators Catherine Borgia and Terry Clements.

Co-chair Lyndon Williams (D - Mount Vernon) said, "It is crucial that the policies of Westchester County reflect the diversity of the County. This Task Force will play an important role in making sure of that. Our ambitious agenda includes exploring disparities in the access to and affordability of health care. We also will be looking at housing segregation and disparity in Westchester, with an eye toward proposing legislative and policy solutions. In addition, we will be exploring issues arising from the State's new criminal justice reform measures, including how to better inform the public about the nature of things like bail reform, and considering whether or not additional reforms are needed."

Co-chair Jose Alvarado (D - Yonkers) said, "I'm happy we have relaunched this Minority Affairs Task Force. It will be an important forum for the exploration of policy matters crucial to insuring access and fairness in Westchester. It also will serve as a conduit between legislators, community members, and policy makers at all levels of government. It won't just be a place to talk about issues. Legislator Williams and I and all the Task Force members are committed to making sure that the Task Force will bring forward legislative and policy proposals to make life better for the people of Westchester County."

The Task Force held its 2020-2021 organizational meeting on Friday, February 14.