By Carol P. Bartold, Senior Reporter
Jan. 24, 2018: Bronxville Village trustee Anne W. Poorman has announced that she will not seek re-election in the upcoming March 20, 2018, village election.
Poorman, who assumed her seat on the Bronxville Board of Trustees in 2005, stated that she feels it’s time to step aside and welcome fresh energy to her position. “After 143 public trustee meetings plus five times that for committee and ad hoc meetings, it’s time for a break,” she said.
Prior to her appointment as trustee to finish Mayor Mary Marvin’s term when Marvin ran for mayor, Poorman served for five years on the Bronxville Zoning Board of Appeals. As a trustee, she has acted as liaison to the Bronxville Police Department, Bronxville Department of Public Works, Bronxville Planning Board, and Bronxville Zoning Board of Appeals.
“Anne is a true steward of our village,” Marvin said, “always concerned about the effect our decisions may have on our residents’ quality of life.” She added that she treasures the enduring friendship that has grown from a positive working relationship.
Deputy Mayor Robert Underhill echoed Marvin’s description of Poorman as a steward of Bronxville. “Her high intellect and integrity, combined with her love and knowledge of the village, has enabled her to be a very effective trustee,” he said.
Trustee Guy Longobardo pointed out that Poorman has served Bronxville for over 18 years as a trustee and a committee member. “Her work has been exemplary,” he stated. “Anne’s intelligence and insight have greatly helped the board as we have worked on major issues, not only during my six-year tenure but before that as well.”
Trustee Randy Mayer expressed appreciation for Poorman’s well-informed and perceptive take on issues the board of trustees has dealt with. “Her sense of community and her dedication to finding fair and efficient solutions to problems have earned her tremendous respect and admiration,” Mayer commented.
Poorman will remain in the village and has pledged to be a “watchdog,” as well as village government’s “biggest fan.”
“I am most proud that in an era of government discord and dysfunction I have served with people who have integrity and always maintain respect for one another,” Poorman said. “We have done the right thing even when it wasn’t the easy thing.”
Pictured here: Anne W. Poorman.
Photo by N. Bower