From the Mayor: An Honor and an Inspiration to Work with Village Staff and Board Members Print


By Mary C. Marvin, Mayor, Village of Bronxville

Jan. 3, 2018:  As the year came to a close, I took stock of all that goes on in our village of 6,500.

As many of you saw during the tax season, our administrative staff is professional, helpful, and always in good humor. 

The same is true of our court and parking staff and building department, even under some of the most difficult of circumstances. Our two justices conduct a court known for its fair and progressive approach.

And our police department – what a group of kind, patient, and competent officers (80% of whom could be my children!). Chief Satriale and Lt. Bunyan lead by example, and it is a very cohesive department.

The DPW staff is second to none; most of them stay with the village for decades and take great pride in keeping their village neat, clean, and beautiful. They care deeply about the families on their route and worry when they don’t see you. 

It is truly an honor and an inspiration to work with people who care so deeply about their jobs and their village and do it with such dignity and competency.

As a result of 2008 and the reset of the financial environment, we now have one of the smallest staffs for our size, making their efforts even more admirable and appreciated. 

The village also has many boards staffed by volunteers who serve to enhance the quality of life in the village. They include:

Finance Committee
Edward Forst
Leighton Welch
William Barton
Donald Gray
Elizabeth Favaro 

Planning Board
Gary Reetz, Chair
James Murray, Vice Chair
Adrienne Smith
Rene Atayan
Larry Vranka
Michael Goldman
Mark Wood

Design Review Committee
Maureen Hackett, Chair
Maggie Marrone
Stephen Hawkey
Lawrence Vranka

Zoning Board of Appeals
William Fredericks, Chair
John Browne
Eric Haims
Stuart Mackintosh
Martin Murrer
Sheldon Reynolds
Charles Law

Ethics Board
Donald Kennedy
John Priesing
Wendy Riggs
Williams Slattery
Marilyn Wood Hill
William Primps, Counsel

Board of Assessment Review
Robert Shearer, Chair
Lisa Connors
John Hill
David Harris
Gene Piper 

Library Board of Trustees
Sarah Normand, President
Peter Thorp
Julia Murphy
Darcy Kaye
Ruth Walter
Susan Finch Moore
Catherine Bird
Katy Barrett
Pippa Colvin

Bronxville Green Committee
Mary Liz Mulligan, Chair
Jess Atrio
Susan Checklick
Emily Conway
Matthew Daly
Ellen Edwards
Pam Lippe
Mayor Mary Marvin, Liaison to Village of Bronxville
Judith McNatt
Wendy Murphy
Ellen de Saint Phalle
Dave Phillips
Gretchen Pingel
Judith Schwartzstein
Hillary Sheperd
Gene Westmoreland
Mary Westmoreland
Penny Fujiko Willgerodt

Bronxville Giving Garden
Jess Atrio, Volunteer Coordinator
Suzy Checklick, Farmer
Nicki Piercy Coddington, Graphic Design/Website
Mayor Mary Marvin, Liason to Village of Bronxville
Mary Liz Mulligan, Director
Wendy Murphy, Education Programs
Dave Phillips, Farmer
Gretchen Pingel, Articles
Eben Thurston, Social Media

Friends of the Bronxville Public Library
Margaret Mager, President
Lia Gravier, Vice President
Christopher Goff, Secretary
Thatcher Drew
Jennifer Gordon
Elizabeth Maitland
Ellen Politi
Darcy Kaye as the Trustee

The village simply cannot function without the hundreds of hours of volunteer service given by all of our committee members. We welcome any resident to offer their time and talents to a board.

Sometimes a certain skill set is helpful, but in general, the only requirement is interest and availability. 

Please reach out to us via CLOAKING . I can guarantee you the work is always interesting and the service gratifying.