WHITE PLAINS, NY — On Monday the Westchester County board of Legislators (BOL) elected it’s leadership team for the 2016-2017 legislative term. Legislator Michael Kaplowitz (D) Somers was re-elected Chairman and Legislator Jim Maisano (R) New Rochelle was re-elected Vice-Chair. Sunday Vanderberg was elected Clerk of the Board.
Following the vote, Chairman Kaplowitz said, “I am honored to receive the support of my colleagues to Chair the Board of Legislators for the coming term. Working together we have proved that bipartisanship works. We have established a track record of tackling tough issues and facing challenges with pragmatism and professionalism.” Kaplowitz added, “In the coming days, I will be presenting a new committee structure that will best equip the Board of Legislators to handle the many important issues before us in the next two years.”
Vice Chairman Jim Maisano echoed Kaplowitz’ commitment to bipartisan cooperation saying, “The Westchester County Board of Legislators has distinguished itself as a thoughtful, professional, collaborative regional government where compromise is valued. As Vice Chairman, I look forward to another productive term working with my colleagues on the BOL and with the County Executive.”
Sunday Vanderberg, the newly elected Clerk of the Board has worked at the BOL since 1999, serving as Deputy Clerk for the past six years. Vanderberg said, “I am honored to have received the support of the Legislators and I look forward to continuing the high standards of professionalism in administering the business of the BOL that has been established by my predecessors.”
Chairman Kaplowitz is expected to announce Committee and Task Force assignments in the next week.