(L-R Leg. Erika Pierce, Board V. C. Nancy Barr, Majority Whip Tyrae Woodson-Samuels, C.E. George Latimer,  Leg. Catherine Parker, Board Chair Vedat Gashi, Leg.-Elect Judah Holstein, Leg. Damon Maher)

White Plains, NY — Last Thursday morning, members of the Board of Legislators attended the annual Thanksgiving Diversity Breakfast, co-sponsored by event founder, American Jewish Committee (AJC) Westchester/Fairfield, Westchester Jewish Council (WJC), the Ecumenical and Interreligious Commission of the Episcopal Diocese of New York, the Holocaust, Genocide, and Interfaith Education Center at Manhattan College, OCA-Asian Pacific American Advocates Westchester and Hudson Valley, and Iona University. In addition to the Legislators depicted above, Legislator Jewel Williams Johnson (D - Elmsford, Greenburgh, Sleepy Hollow, Tarrytown, White Plains) and Legislator Terry Clements (D - New Rochelle, Pelham, Pelham Manor) were in attendance.

Speaker and audience at the November 16, 20223 2024 Budget Public Input Session

White Plains, NY — On Thursday night, the Board of Legislators held the first of three opportunities for the public to engage in the 2024 budget process at a public input session at the Warner Library in Tarrytown. The event went from 6 p.m. – 9 p.m., with close to 60 speakers representing organizations that rely on funding from the County to implement their programs.

(L-R C.E. George Latimer, BOL Vice Chair Nancy Barr, Deputy C.E. Ken Jenkins, BOL Legislator Jewel Williams-Johnson, Deputy Director of Operations Emily Saltzman)
White Plains, NY — On Thursday, November 9, the Board of Legislators (BOL) received the 2024 Operating Budget from the County Executive representing a total of $2.4 billion dollars.

(L-R BOL Chair Vedat Gashi, Leg. Terry Clements, Dpty. C.E. Ken Jenkins, C.E. George Latimer, Leg. James Nolan, Leg. Colin Smith, Min. Leader Margaret Cunzio)
White Plains, NY — Today, the Board of Legislators joined with the County Executive to adopt a local law to stem the incidences of unnecessary fires and fire-related tragedies caused by the use of lithium-ion batteries. The law prohibits the sale, lease or rental of a wide variety of products, devices and equipment unless it utilizes a properly graded, factory-installed battery. 

Pictured L-R: Katie Green Johnson, Program Dir., Coachman Family Center; Westhab CEO Richard Nightingale; Leg. Jewel Williams Johnson, DSS Dpty. Dir. Randolf Scott; resident Anthony See; DSS Comr. Leonard Townes, Leg. Ben Boykin II, C.E. George Latimer, Dpty. C.E. Ken Jenkins, BOL Chair Vedat Gashi

White Plains, NY — Today, the long anticipated revitalized play space at The Coachman, the County’s largest family shelter, was unveiled. With room for as many as 100 families, and close to 200 children living here, the need to upgrade the playground and basketball court has been apparent for some time. The collaboration was a labor of love involving County Legislators, the County Executive, the Department of Social Services, Westhab and the Coachman Family Center.