A Cup of Joe with Judy and George

District Office Hours to be held Saturday, Jan. 30 in Rye and Mamaroneck

1/25/2010 4:59:55 PM

 

 

County Legislator Judy Myers and State Assemblyman George Latimer are once again holding Saturday “office hours” to share a cup of coffee and conversation about county and state issues with local residents.  District Office Hours will be held from 9:30 to 11 a.m. at Ruby’s Oyster House, 45 Purchase Street in Rye; and from 2 to 3:30 p.m. at the Nautilus Diner, 1240 East Boston Post Road in Mamaroneck.

 

No appointment required.  Literature on county and state issues will be available.

 

For more information contact Legislator Myers at (914) 995-2802 or Assemblyman Latimer at (914) 777-3832

 

 

 

 

 

 

Legislator Bill Ryan Takes Oath of Office at Post Road School

1/29/2010 12:47:00 PM

 

 

(White Plains, NY) -- On Wednesday, January 20, Legislator Bill Ryan, who represents White Plains and Scarsdale on the County Board of Legislators, took his oath of office at a special ceremony at the new Post Road School in White Plains.  The school’s fifth grade students assembled in the auditorium to observe the ceremony.  White Plains City Judge JoAnn Friia administered the oath of office, assisted by several students who held the Bible used in the ceremony.  This event coordinates with the fifth grade study of government. 

 

After explaining the significance of the oath and the duties of a Westchester County legislator, Legislator Ryan answered questions posed by the students.  “The kids were great,” he said.  “They had a high level of interest and their questions were very insightful.  Clearly they’re learning a lot in their study of government.”  Even the teachers participated, posing questions about a legislator’s day and some of the exciting events Mr. Ryan recalled from his tenure as Chairman of the Board of Legislators. 

 

Back in 2008, Legislator Ryan took his oath of office at Ridgeway School in a special ceremony for fifth graders.  Throughout the year, Legislator Ryan offers a student legislature program to fifth graders in his district.  The students visit the offices of the County Board of Legislators to learn about government and to actually take seats in the Board Chamber to debate and vote on legislative proposals.

The four students who assisted in the ceremony standing with Judge Friia, County Legislator Ryan and Mrs. Ryan following the oath of office ceremony.

 

PHOTO CREDIT: Board of Legislators

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Westchester County Legislators Withhold Vote on Proposal Requiring Health Care Contributions for County Employees

2/1/2010 9:50:50 PM

 

 

(White Plains, NY) – Westchester County Board Chair Ken Jenkins (D-Yonkers) announced that the proposal requiring health insurance contributions for county’s employees under the County Executive’s jurisdiction, due for a vote at tonight’s Board of Legislators meeting has been recommitted to the Board’s Budget and Appropriations Committee for additional review by Majority Leader Tom Abinanti (D-Greenburgh).  “Board members are not prepared, at this time, to vote on this measure,” said Jenkins.  “More time, however, is needed by the Board to continue to review this all-important matter.”  

 

The proposed measure outlines that the total cost of a Health Maintenance Organization, which is required to be paid by employees who choose such heath insurance plans, all non-represented/managerial employees and retirees under the jurisdiction of the County Executive shall contribute fifteen per cent (15%) of the overall cost of the basic County health insurance plan. 

 

“I want to make sure that we can come up with legislation that truly encompasses all the viewpoints expressed by the Westchester legislators,” said Jenkins. “I’m confident that, through this process, we will produce an agreement that will provide maximum cost-savings to Westchester taxpayers. These items include offering pre-tax flexible spending accounts, incentives for employee opt-out and issuing an request for proposal (RFP) for different health plans.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

County Legislator Williams Honors Greenburgh Resident at Black History Month Heritage Celebration

2/3/2010 9:13:27 AM

 

 

(White Plains, NY) -- Westchester County Board of Legislators Chairman Ken Jenkins (D-Yonkers), Westchester County Board Vice-Chairman Lyndon Williams (D-Mount Vernon) and Legislator Alfreda Williams (D-Greenburgh) were joined by their colleagues and local community stakeholders, clergy, business leaders and elected officials to celebrate their annual Black History & Heritage Month Celebration program last night during the business meeting.  In proclaiming February as Black History & Heritage Month in Westchester County, the County Board of Legislators celebrated the outstanding contributions of Black Americans.  The event highlighted our local ‘unsung heroes’ from across Westchester, who have done an exemplary job promoting the remembrance of important people and events in the history of the African Diaspora.  Greenburgh resident, Frank Williams, nominated to receive the honor by Legislator Alfreda Williams (D-Greenburgh), was joined by a select group of residents throughout the county who were recognized for their tireless efforts and contributions in their communities.

 

Williams, a fierce advocate for youth empowerment, is the executive director of the White Plains Youth Bureau, serving more than 2,000 young people each day and more than 6,500 kids each year. Williams developed programs such as the juvenile education program, the homeless education program, the Youth Council, the Youth Bureau’s Speaker Bureau and many other important programs.  Williams is on the board of directors of Good Counsel Academy, president of the White Plains Exchange Club, a member of the Black Scholars Committee, a member of the Beta Alpha Alpha chapter of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc and an active Deacon at the Bethel Baptist Church in White Plains. “Keeping with our theme this year, ‘Living the Dream – Leaving a Legacy’, I’m honored to have shared this special event with a resident within my community who truly represents the best and brightest within the African-American community in Westchester.”

 

 
Westchester County Legislator Alfreda Williams (D-Greenburgh) presenting this year’s annual Black History & Heritage Month’s “Unsung Heroes” award to Frank Williams of Greenburgh during a reception for the honorees
Photo Credit: County Board of Legislators staff
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

County Legislator Rogowsky Honors Port Chester Resident at Black History Month Heritage Celebration

2/3/2010 9:25:12 AM

 

 

(White Plains, NY) -- Westchester County Board of Legislators Chairman Ken Jenkins (D-Yonkers), Westchester County Board Vice-Chairman Lyndon Williams (D-Mount Vernon), Legislator Martin Rogowsky (D-Harrison) and Legislator Alfreda Williams (D-Greenburgh) were joined by their colleagues and local community stakeholders, clergy, business leaders and elected officials to celebrate their annual Black History & Heritage Month Celebration program last night during the business meeting.  In proclaiming February as Black History & Heritage Month in Westchester County, the County Board of Legislators celebrated the outstanding contributions of Black Americans.  The event highlighted local ‘unsung heroes’ from across Westchester, who have done an exemplary job promoting the remembrance of important people and events in the history of the African Diaspora.  Port Chester resident, John William Reavis, nominated to receive the honor by Legislator Martin Rogowsky (D-Harrison), was joined by a select group of residents throughout the county who were recognized for their tireless efforts and contributions in their communities.

 

Reavis is the president of the Port Chester branch of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP).  He currently is a member of several organizations such as the Port Chester Recreation Commission, St Francis AME Zion Church and a board member of the Port Chester/Rye Town Council of Community Services.  “Keeping with our theme this year, ‘Living the Dream – Leaving a Legacy’, I’m honored to have shared this special event with John Reavis, who truly represents the best and brightest in the African-American community in Westchester,” commented Rogowsky.
 
Westchester County Legislator Martin Rogowsky (D-Harrison) presenting this year’s annual Black History & Heritage Month’s “Unsung Heroes” award to John William Reavis of Port Chester during a reception for the honorees
Photo Credit: County Board of Legislators staff