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Mark Wood to Run for Bronxville Village Trustee: See Election Statements PDF Print Email


Editor's note
:  Bronxville village resident Mark Wood is running for the office of trustee of Bronxville Village in the March 20, 2018, election. Below are statements provided by Mr. Wood in response to questions sent to him by MyhometownBronxville asking about his reasons for running for office.

1.  What are the major challenges the village faces this coming year?

Bronxville is a special and vibrant community. And, thanks to the long-term dedication and effort of our mayor and trustees, it is in the best physical and financial condition we have seen in many years. The village nevertheless faces near-term challenges. Among the many ongoing challenges, I believe the primary issues include budget pressure, ensuring a healthy and increasingly attractive (downtown) commercial district, maintaining and updating our aging infrastructure (roads, buildings, water and sewer lines, landscape/trees, etc.), as well as constant parking issues. 

2.  What will be your main responsibility and priority?

If I am elected, I look forward to working closely with Mayor Marvin, my fellow trustees, and our great village team and getting involved in as many issues and contributing as much as possible. 

3.  What "portfolio" or assignments of responsibility would you have this coming year?

The liaison roles/organizational approach . . . was changed a few years ago to one where the trustees work collaboratively as a small team drawing from the complementary skills and backgrounds of its membership to address the multiple issues facing the village.

We have the unique situation this year where two long-serving and high-impact trustees will be stepping down. We are fortunate, however, to have the opportunity to elect new members with long-term village perspectives. Additionally, our complementary backgrounds in real estate and finance, including a former trustee in Bill Barton, will ensure we have experienced collaborative coverage of the many committees and constituents influencing the village operation. I also believe my real estate experience in particular, as well as recent planning board role, provides a strong foundation that will help address near-term infrastructure parking and planning initiatives, among others.

Pictured here:  Village trustee candidate Mark Wood.

Photo by A. Warner

Editor's note:  As a public service, MyhometownBronxville publishes press releases, statements, and articles from local institutions, legislators, and candidates. MyhometownBronxville does not fact-check statements therein, and any opinions expressed therein do not necessarily reflect the thinking of its staff. 


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Bronxville Overview

Bronxville Overview

Bronxville is a quaint village (one square mile) located just 16 miles north of midtown Manhattan (roughly 30 minutes on the train) and has a population of approximately 6,500. It is known as a premier community with an excellent public school (K-12) and easy access to Manhattan. Bronxville offers many amenities including an attractive business district, a hospital (Lawrence Hospital), public paddle and tennis courts, fine dining at local restaurants, two private country clubs and a community library.

While the earliest settlers of Bronxville date back to the first half of the 18th century, the history of the modern suburb of Bronxville began in 1890 when William Van Duzer Lawrence purchased a farm and commissioned the architect, William A. Bates, to design a planned community of houses for well-known artists and professionals that became a thriving art colony. This community, now called Lawrence Park, is listed on the National register of Historic Places and many of the homes still have artists’ studios. A neighborhood association within Lawrence Park called “The Hilltop Association” keeps this heritage alive with art shows and other events for neighbors.

Bronxville offers many charming neighborhoods as well as a variety of living options for residents including single family homes, town houses, cooperatives and condominiums. One of the chief benefits of living in “the village” is that your children can attend the Bronxville School.

The Bronxville postal zone (10708, known as “Bronxville PO”) includes the village of Bronxville as well as the Chester Heights section of Eastchester, parts of Tuckahoe and the Lawrence Park West, Cedar Knolls, Armour Villa and Longvale sections of Yonkers. Many of these areas have their own distinct character. For instance, the Armour Villa section has many historic homes and even has its own newsletter called “The Villa Voice” which reports on neighborhood news.

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