League of Women Voters of Scarsdale
March 2020
BULLETIN

The League of Women Voters of Scarsdale (LWVS) is a volunteer, nonpartisan political organization that promotes political responsibility through informed and active participation of citizens in government.  The League is nonpartisan in that it does not support or oppose any candidate for public office; it is political in that it takes positions on selected governmental issues after serious member study and consensus.  
In This Issue
CALENDAR 


March 2020
  • 3/5, Thursday:
    • 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Candidate Forum for the office of Scarsdale Village Trustee, Village Hall, Rutherford Hall
  • 3/9, Monday:
    • 9:00 a.m. Board Meeting, Village Hall, 3rd Floor
  • 3/17, Tuesday:
    • 9:00 a.m. School Budget Information and Consensus Meeting, Village Hall, 3rd Floor
  • 3/18, Wednesday:
    • 6:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. Village Election, Scarsdale Congregational Church
  • 3/23, Monday:
    • 9:00 a.m. Board Meeting, Village Hall, 3rd Floor
  • 3/30, Monday:
    • 9:00 a.m. Village Budget Information and Consensus Meeting, Village Hall, 3rd Floor
April 2020
  • 4/20, Monday:
    • 9:00 a.m. Board Meeting, Village Hall, 3rd Floor
  • 4/24, Friday:
    • 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Spring Soirée at The Irish Bank, Hartsdale
May 2020
  • 5/8, Friday:
    • 10:45 a.m. Annual Membership Meeting, Scarsdale Golf Club
    • 11:45 a.m. Spring Luncheon/Speaker, Scarsdale Golf Club
  • 5/19, Tuesday:
    • 7:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. School Budget Vote and Board of Education Election, Scarsdale Middle School
June 2020
  • 6/15, Monday:
    • Joint Board Meeting, Private Home

Remember to vote!

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Village Election

Wednesday, March 18, 2020
6:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Scarsdale Congregational Church
1 Heathcote Road

Voter Registration Information

If you are not a registered voter, the last day to register to vote in the upcoming Village election is Friday, March 6th.

You may pick up a mail-in registration form at Scarsdale Village Hall, or  download the registration form from the Westchester County Board of Elections website.

In order to register to vote, you must: 
  • Be a U.S. Citizen
  • Be 18 years of age by the date of the election in which you want to vote 
  • Live at your present address at least 30 days before an election
  • Not be in jail or on parole for a felony conviction
  • Not claim the right to vote elsewhere
Absentee Ballot Information

For registered voters who will be out of Westchester County on Village Election Day, an absentee ballot can be obtained by filling out an absentee ballot application at Scarsdale Village Hall or  downloading the absentee ballot application from the Westchester County Board of Elections website.

Tuesday, March 10th is the last day for the Scarsdale Village Clerk to receive an application for an absentee ballot to be mailed to a qualified voter; however, applications made in person at Scarsdale Village Hall can be accepted until 5:00pm on Monday, March 16th.

For more information, call the Village Clerk's office at (914) 722-1175.

MESSAGE FROM THE PRESIDENT


In the late fall, I visited my son's fifth grade classroom -- Ms. Kenney's class at Quaker Ridge School -- to be interviewed by the students about the League of Women Voters of Scarsdale. In preparation for the interview, the students did research about the League organization and the history of voting, and they carefully constructed questions, ranging from asking about my childhood, work and volunteer experience, to detailed and deeply thoughtful questions about the current state of voting in the United States.  The interview experience in Ms. Kenney's class was moving, emotional and inspirational. At the end of the interview, the students asked about any advice I would give them going forward, and I told the students to always "use your voice."

The League of Women Voters has taught me the importance of standing up and speaking up about issues that matter.  It is not an easy thing to do in life; it takes courage to put yourself out there and use your voice. This is especially true in complicated political and cultural moments, like the one we are currently experiencing in our country.  

Last month, on a cold and dark winter's day, I received a thick envelope from Quaker Ridge School filled with a stack of beautiful long thank-you letters from the 5th grade students. The students wrote of what they learned and how they can't wait to vote. They told me that I shouldn't worry; they will be informed and won't have voter apathy.  One of the students wrote: 

"I learned that voting is very important! If there was no democracy in our
country, the whole country would be a total mess because people would 
not have their basic human rights. For example, citizens would not have 
the right to protest, freedom of speech, and the right to vote. Our generation 
is also the future of the country. It is imperative that our generation gets 
involved in our surroundings! We must get involved in politics, journalism, 
reporting and more important issues and occupations all around the country!  
Citizens should always vote and use their voice!"

As March is Women's History Month, this issue of the bulletin includes a special feature entitled "Voices of the League," wherein several past LWVS presidents talk about how the League uses its voice in the Scarsdale community, what the League means to them, and what the organization means to the community at large.

In this issue, we have also included detailed information about the 2020 Census.  The LWVS encourages all Scarsdalians to take part in the Census, which plays a central role in allocating congressional seats and funding various programs based on the population and needs throughout our country.   All residents should participate in the 2020 Census. 

On March 3rd, the LWVS is returning to Scarsdale Middle School to help facilitate a Super Tuesday Presidential Primary Mock Election.  We hope that you can join us as a volunteer.

On March 5th, the LWVS is hosting a Candidate Forum for Scarsdale Village Trustee.  Join us to learn about the candidates who are running for this important local elected office.  

Also, hot off the press is our most recent Consensus Statement on the SBNC Election -- please read our statement!

I encourage you to stay engaged in informed and active citizenry.  Stand up, speak up -- use your voice!

Upcoming Events:
  • Tuesday, March 3, 8:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m., Super Tuesday Mock Election, Scarsdale Middle School.
  • Thursday, March 5, 7:30 p.m., Candidate Forum for the office of Scarsdale Village Trustee, Rutherford Hall, Village Hall.
  • Saturday, March 14, 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m., The Untold Story: The Alienation of Black Female Suffragists and Women of Color,  Manhattanville College.  No fee required, but RSVP requested.
  • Tuesday, March 17, 9 a.m., School Budget Information Session and Consensus Meeting, Village Hall, 3rd Floor Meeting Room.
  • Monday, March 30, 9 a.m., Village Budget Information Session and Consensus Meeting, Village Hall, 3rd Floor Meeting Room.

Best wishes,
Leah Dembitzer


Voter Service


Please join us at 
The League of Women Voters of Scarsdale

Candidate Forum

for the office of

Scarsdale Village Trustee
**Contested Election**

  Thursday, March 5, 2020
7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
Rutherford Hall, Scarsdale Village Hall
 
Come listen to the candidates discuss the issues 
and answer questions. 
 
**The Candidate Forum will be recorded 
and will be available to the public for viewing.** 

Questions? 
Please email Voter Service Co-Chairs
Ronny Hersch and Beatrice Sevcik at 

New Voter Registration Law

New legislation signed by Governor Cuomo allows 16- and 17-year-olds to pre-register to vote in advance of their 18th birthday.  Previously, 17-year-olds were allowed to pre-register if they turned 18 by December 31 of the year in which they filed the registration form.
 
Voter registration forms are available at the Westchester County Board of Elections at 25 Quarropas Street in White Plains, or at any Department of Motor Vehicles office.  Voter registration forms are also located in the lobby rack at Village Hall and at the Scarsdale Library Loft.  Forms may also be printed from the Westchester County BOE website using this link: New Voter Registration Form.  

Voter registration forms cannot be submitted online.  They must be either mailed to, or dropped off in person at, the Westchester County Board of  Elections at 25 Quarropas Street in White Plains. 

More information can be found on the Westchester County Board of Elections website or on the NYS Board of Elections website.

APRIL 1, 2020 IS CENSUS DAY!

The U.S. Census, required every 10 years under the U.S. Constitution, will take place on April 1st, 2020. The purpose of the Census is to count every resident of the country, regardless of citizenship status. The Census helps determine how the 435 congressional seats are apportioned to each state as well as how federal funding is allocated to various programs.

For the first time, all households will be invited to fill out the Census online. Starting March 12th, households will begin receiving official Census Bureau mail with detailed information on how to respond to the 2020 Census online, by phone, or by mail.

For further information on the 2020 online process, please see: https://2020census.gov/en/how-to-help.html and https://www2.census.gov/about/partners/general/2020-faqs.pdf.

For information about the Census in Westchester, see: https://planning.westchestergov.com/initiatives/census-2020.

Upcoming Events

 
Scarsdale Middle School
Super Tuesday
Presidential Primary Vote

Tuesday, March 3, 2020
Scarsdale Middle School

The League will return to Scarsdale Middle School on Tuesday, March 3rd for a first ever Super Tuesday Primary Vote.  All middle school students will go to the Great Hall during their Social Studies classes to cast their vote in either the Democratic or Republican primary.  Students will be able to privately choose which party they affiliate with at the polling booth. Information sheets regarding the candidates on the ballot for both parties will also be provided to the students so they can be informed voters.

League members and other volunteers will be manning polling station tables to check the young voters in before they cast their ballot.  If you are interested in volunteering on March 3rd between 8:00 a.m. and 2:30 p.m., please email lwvsyouthprograms@gmail.com
 
LWVS General Membership and Consensus Meeting
Proposed Scarsdale School Budget 2020-2021 

Tuesday, March 17, 2020
9:00 a.m.
Village Hall,  3rd Floor Meeting Room 

The current draft 2020-21 Budget is $166,875,850; up 3.79% from the approved 2019-20 Budget. The projected increase in the Tax Levy of the current draft budget amount is 3.31% and the Tax Cap is 3.57%. The Projected Tax Rate Increase is 3.15% for the Town of Scarsdale and 3.98% for the Town of Mamaroneck.  The current draft of the 2020-21 Budget is $378,266 below the Tax Cap. 

Some highlights of the draft 2020-21 Budget are: 
  • SHS auditorium renovation of seats, carpeting, lighting, sound, rigging equipment at an estimated cost of $2.3 million.  
  • Security, including contractual staffing, equipment upgrades and supplies.
  • Increased staffing, including at the elementary schools: 1.0 FTE for ICT, 1.0 FTE for 8:1:2 Special Education Class and 2.0 FTE as an enrollment contingency.
There was one dedicated session to receive public input on the budget on November 14th, 2019, and the Community Budget Forum will take place on Monday, March 23rd at 7:30 p.m

Budget Study Session #3 will take place on Monday, March 9th at 6:30 p.m.; the Board of Education will adopt the Budget on April 20th, and the community will vote on the Budget on May 19th

Our LWVS School Budget statement will be posted to our website once it is completed. Please contact LWVS Budget Study Portfolio Chairs Alissa Baum
or Elissa Ruback with any questions or comments.
 
LWVS General Membership and Consensus Meeting
Proposed Scarsdale Village Budget 2020-2021 

Monday, March 30, 2020
9:00 a.m.
Village Hall,  3rd Floor Meeting Room 

On Monday, March 30, 2020 at 9:00 a.m., the LWVS will convene a General Membership Information Session followed by a Consensus Meeting on the Proposed Village Budget, 2020 - 2021. 

Village Administration and the Board of Trustees held several working meetings in late January and early February.  In the "first pass" meeting, the levy increase was 2.437%; however in subsequent meetings the Village has continued to reduce the tax increase.  Now after the February 10th "third pass," the draft Village Budget includes a tax levy increase of 1.986%, or $129 for the average Scarsdale property owner.  

During Budget discussions, the Board has talked about maintaining quality services for Scarsdale while being mindful of the tax burden on residents.  The Board's discussion has also touched on several aging infrastructure needs, including Village Hall and the Scarsdale Municipal Pool, and developing a plan forward to address renovations.  The Board has also discussed creating a plan to catalog and understand the needs of various Village-owned buildings in Scarsdale. The Board has also discussed communicating with the School District about a safe walking path from the high school to the Village center.

Upcoming Village Budget dates are: 
  • March 4, Briefing session; Budget Officer and staff to discuss 2021-21 preliminary capital budget requests with Village organizations.
  • March 10, Budget Officer to present final draft of preliminary budget proposal to Village Board of Trustees prior to filing with Village Clerk on March 20.
  • March 20, Statutory date for Budget Officer to file 2020-2021 Tentative Budget with Village Clerk.
  • March 24, Village Clerk to forward the 2020-2021 Tentative Budget to the Board of Trustees. Board of Trustees to set a public hearing for April 14.
  • April 14, 8:00 p.m., Statutory Public Hearing on 2020-2021 Tentative Budget. Village Board to consider comments and suggestions made at public hearing.
  • April 28, 8:00 p.m., Village Board to respond to comments and suggestions from the public. 
  • Board of Trustees to adopt 2020-2021 Budget (required no later than May 1).

Recent LWVS Events

 
LWVS General Membership and Consensus Meeting:
2020 - 2021 Programming for our
Local and Westchester County League

On Monday, February 10th, the LWVS held a general membership and consensus meeting about our LWVS Local Program for 2020 - 2021. Our proposed program will be voted on at our Annual Membership Meeting and Luncheon on Friday, May 8th, 2020.  


The LWVS also considered an update to the New York State League Constitutional Convention position. The result of our consensus is that the current first sentence of the position should remain in the statement.  The LWVS consensus has been communicated to LWV NYS.

For more information, please contact Leah Dembitzer at lwvspresident@gmail.com.


Voices of the League


Several past LWVS presidents talk about how the League uses its voice in the Scarsdale community, what the League means to them, and what the organization means to the community at large.


"I joined the League shortly after I arrived in Scarsdale in 1970. Very different community then -- far more diverse.  My new friend offered to watch my two-year old so I could attend a new member coffee. I was hooked and joined the board.  The League provided opportunities to continue my history-government major and led me to lots of other activities in Scarsdale and beyond.  I think I learned more from the League than I did in college and graduate school. But best of all, it provided the most wonderful friends -- all ages and from different parts of town -- that are my friends to this day -- 50 years later."

Evelyn Stock, Former LWVS President (1982 - 1984)


"My term as president of the Scarsdale League of Women Voters helped to shape and guide who I am today as a legislator.  These intelligent and hard-working women demonstrated to me the value of supporting other women, they trained me to design my bills in a thoughtful, creative and meticulous manner, and they taught me the importance of looking at both sides of an issue - something I pride myself on to this day. And equally as valuable, my tenure with the League resulted in long lasting friendships, with some of my closest friends coming from my time there.  Scarsdale is so fortunate to have this prominent organization of well-respected, talented and dedicated women. This unique and thriving group allows people to participate in civic life, providing an invaluable training ground for women to go on to do so many varied and purposeful things in our community and beyond."

Assemblywoman Amy Paulin, Former LWVS President (1990 - 1992)


"The LWVS is the one organization for me that encapsulates the best of intentions, thoughtful engagement, high standards of interaction and joyful camaraderie, while also accomplishing meaningful results.  It has not lost its purpose or process in all the years during which I have been engaged. I have not always agreed with the findings of the organization, but have always applauded the manner in which they were derived.  I am proud to be an active participant."

Renée Baylor, Former LWVS President (1996 - 1998)


"To me, the League represents the best of the best of civic engagement:  rigorous fact-based discourse guided by good process from which emerges a consensus point of view.  It is truly a thing of beauty to watch. As Village Trustees, we look forward to League input as it informs our thinking, challenges assumptions, and provides deep insight, enabling us to do a better job representing our constituents.  On a personal level, I felt privileged to work with my League friends whose dedication and intellect are unrivaled."

Deputy Mayor Jane Veron,  Former LWVS President (2009 - 2011) 


"The League of Women Voters Scarsdale is one of the pillars of our community.  The League provides our residents with valuable information on matters pertaining to both the Village and School governance.  League members study, discuss and write reports on selected issues. This is essential information to help every resident in our community be informed.  I have found the performance of this work, alongside my fellow League members, deeply satisfying and fun! The League work provides incredible opportunities, both formal and informal, for people who are passionate about our community to gather and work together.  These efforts are bound by the League's process which requires members to come together in a non-partisan manner, maintain civility and respect for each other's opinions while developing consensus on recommendations. It is in these moments, surrounded by hard working, thoughtful people, that I truly learned how special it is to be a part of the Scarsdale League."

Linda Doucette-Ashman, Former LWVS Co-President (2017 - 2019)


"Working with my local League has enabled me to work with passionate, dedicated and gifted League members. I have played an active role in democracy at the local, county, state and national levels of government by supporting the League's role in educating the public about and advocating for important public policy issues. I am proud to have helped carry out the role of the League in protecting democracy that has been the cornerstone of the League's work for 100 years and will continue well into the future."

Janice Starr, Former LWVS Co-President (2017 - 2019)

LWV of Westchester




March 1 - March 27: Women's History Month Exhibit

Notable Women of New Rochelle: An Historical PerspectiveThe League of Women Voters of New Rochelle is sponsoring a month-long exhibit at the New Rochelle Public Library documenting the history of the LWV New Rochelle and its origin.  On display will be documents from its archives and assorted memorabilia from the LWV's beginnings in Westchester County through today.


March 14: Commemoration of the 100th Anniversary of the Ratification of the 19th Amendment

An Untold Story - The Alienation of Black Suffragists and Women of ColorOn Saturday, March 14th at 1:00 p.m. at Manhattanville College, the LWVW will present an experience you will not want to miss, in collaboration with the YWCA of White Plains & Central Westchester & the Westchester County African American Advisory Board. 

Details of this commemoration of the 19th Amendment are available hereAdmission is free, but preregistration is required.


April 16: LWVW's Spring Youth Outreach

Running and WinningThe LWVW organizes and sponsors, in conjunction with the American Association of University Women and the White Plains YWCA, a 9th annual workshop for junior and senior high school girls.  This all-day event, to be held on April 16th at the White Plains YWCA, is designed to provide young women in high school the opportunity to explore a career in public service.  All high schools in Westchester are invited to send participants. The students will hear from female elected office holders, learn about women's political history, and role play all aspects of running for elected office.  Volunteers from each of the local leagues, including chair Deb Morel and LWVS volunteers Leah Dembitzer and Elissa Ruback, plan, coordinate, and recruit the students and office holders.  

Membership Announcements


Jeanne Richman, Longtime LWVS Member

We sadly note the death of longtime LWV Scarsdale member and activist Jeanne Richman.  She was the mentor for the Scarsdale Local, Westchester County, and New York State Leagues on reapportionment and redistricting.  Her expertise in planning and zoning issues informed our consensus positions.  All League voting issues were positively influenced by her thinking. 

New-York Historical Society Presents: Women March

The New-York Historical Society celebrates the centennial of the 19th Amendment and the efforts of women to expand American democracy both before and after the suffrage victory.  

"Join the March!  For as long as there has been a United States, women have organized to shape the nation's politics and to fight for their rights as citizens. Celebrate the centennial of the 19th Amendment and explore two hundred years of women's activism in an immersive exhibition showcasing unique objects, striking imagery, and inspiring video footage."

The exhibit runs through August 30.  Visit the New-York Historical Society page for more information.  

LWVS Nominating Committee

The LWVS Nominating Committee 2019-20 continues to receive nominations to fill positions on the League Board of Directors as well as off-board members for the LWVS Nominating Committee for the 2020-21 year.   

If you would like to nominate yourself or a friend to be considered for the League Board or the LWVS Nominating Committee 2020-2021, kindly contact Nominating Committee Chair Pam Rubin at pamrubin2@gmail.com .

Here is a list of our 2019-20 Nominating Committee members, all of whom are able to receive nominations for discussion and consideration:

Pam Rubin* (Chair)
Dara Gruenberg*
Claire He*
Erika Rublin
Amber Yusuf

*Off-Board members were approved at our annual meeting in May, 2019.

Stay Connected!

New this year, our LWVS Bulletin will be published monthly and sent via eblast, posted on our website ( www.LWVS.org), Facebook page ( www.facebook.com/LWVScarsdale/), and Twitter feed ( twitter.com/LWVScarsdale). In an effort to be more environmentally friendly, only the Fall and Spring editions will still be printed and mailed to members.

To ensure that you receive our news directly, please provide your preferred email and physical mailing address when you renew your membership or join for the first time. Contact us at LWVSMembership@gmail.com with any questions about your membership status or to change/update your contact information.

THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT

The League is grateful for the support of all of its donors. Please note that the annual updated listing of our many generous supporters for 2019-2020 will appear in the 2020 Spring Bulletin.
LWVS CALENDAR


LWVS 2019-2020 Calendar

March 2020
3/5 Thurs
7:30 p.m. to
9:30 p.m.
Candidate Forum for the office of Scarsdale Village Trustee
Village Hall, Rutherford Hall
3/9 Mon 9:00 a.m. Board Meeting
Village Hall, 3rd Floor
3/17 Tues 9:00 a.m.
School Budget Information and Consensus Meeting
Village Hall, 3rd Floor
3/18 Wed 6:00 a.m. to
9:00 p.m.
Village Election
Scarsdale Congregational Church

3/23 Mon 9:00 a.m.
Board Meeting
Village Hall, 3rd Floor
3/30 Mon 9:00 a.m.
Village Budget Information and Consensus Meeting
Village Hall, 3rd Floor

April 2020
4/20 Mon 9:00 a.m. Board Meeting
Village Hall, 3rd Floor
4/24 Fri
6:00 p.m. to
8:00 p.m.
Spring Soirée at The Irish Bank, Hartsdale

May 2020
5/8 Fri
10:45 a.m.
11:45 a.m.
Annual Membership Meeting
Spring Luncheon/Speaker
Scarsdale Golf Club
5/19 Tues
7:00 a.m. to
9:00 p.m.
School Budget Vote and Board of Education Election
Scarsdale Middle School

June 2020
6/15 Mon 9:00 a.m.
Joint Board Meeting
Private Home


Items in bold are election events.
Items in red are open to all members and the public.
THANK YOU

The LWVS thrives with the support and hard work of a community of volunteers.  I would like to extend thanks to the League volunteers who contributed much time and energy during the month of February.  

Thank you to Amber Yusuf for her thoughtful and detailed work on the School Election System Consensus statement.  Thank you to Diane Baylor for her work on the LWVS website. Thank you to Elissa Ruback and Alissa Baum for their work on SMS Mock Election and School Budget Study.

Thank you to Ronny Hersch, Beatrice Sevcik, Amy Cooper, and Alissa Baum for their work in planning the March Candidate Forum for the office of Scarsdale Village Trustee.

Thank you to Joan Bowen and Erika Rublin for their work on Students Inside Albany.  Thank you to Dana Matsushita for her highly detailed and hard work on the LWVS Bulletin.  Thank you to Amy Cooper for staying on top of event publicity and eblast communications.  

Thank you to Anne Lyons and Karen Brew for all of their thoughtful advice and Board work.  Thank you to Renée Baylor for being our liaison to the LWVW.  Thank you to Kitt Rosenthal for bringing coffee to all of our Board meetings.  

Thank you to League Treasurer, Debbie Miller , for organizing the League financials and for her sage advice.  Extending heartfelt thanks as well to League Recording Secretary, Joanie Frankle , for capturing our meetings with her minutes!  Thank you to the LWVS Nominating Committee for their continued work on 2020- 21 Board positions.

I would like to extend deep thanks as well to Evelyn Stock for her work in choosing two Scarsdale students to attend this year's Students Inside Albany.  We had ten applications from well-qualified and interested high school students.

I look forward to all of the positive work that lies before us!

All my best,
Leah Dembitzer
THEY REPRESENT YOU

Village of Scarsdale

As of February 2020



BOARD OF TRUSTEES

BOARD OF EDUCATION

Marc Samwick, Mayor
   Term ends April 2021
Jane Veron, Deputy Mayor
   2nd term ends April 2020
Justin Arest
   1st term ends April 2020
Lena Crandall
   1st term ends April 2020
Jonathan Lewis
   1st term ends April 2021
Seth Ross
   2nd term ends April 2021
Rochelle Waldman
   1st term ends April 2021

Pamela Fuehrer, President
   2nd term ends June 2021
Alison Tepper Singer, Vice President
   1st term ends June 2021
Karen Ceske
   1st term ends June 2022
Carl Finger
   1st term ends June 2022
Christopher Morin
   2nd term ends June 2020
Ronald Schulhof
   1st term ends June 2022
Scott Silberfein
   2nd term ends June 2020


League of Women Voters of Scarsdale
2019-20


Officers

President: Leah Dembitzer

First Vice President: Elissa Ruback

Second Vice President: Anne Lyons

Recording Secretary: Joan Frankle 
Corresponding Secretary: Amy Cooper

Treasurer: Debbie Miller



Committee Chairs

Advocacy: Alissa Baum* and Elissa Ruback*

Audit: Jacqueline Irwin

Budgets
LWVS Budget: Nancy Michaels

School Budget: Elissa Ruback*

Village Budget: Leah Dembitzer*

Communications
Bulletin Editor: Dana Matsushita*

Eblast/Publicity: Amy Cooper*

Social Media: Joan Bowen*

Website: Diane Baylor*

Development
Finance Drive: Anne Lyons*

Winter Fundraiser: Diane Greenwald

Elections
School Election: Amber Yusuf*

Village Election: Diane Baylor*
Environment/Sustainability: Deb Pekarek

Hospitality: Kitt Rosenthal* 

Luncheons: Anne Lyons* 

LWVW Liaison: Renée Baylor* 

Membership: Erika Rublin* 

Membership Statistician: Diane Baylor*

Nominating Chair: Pam Rubin

Planning & Zoning: Deb Pekarek

Program/Education: Cindy Dunne

Voter Service: Ronny Hersch* and 
Beatrice Sevcik*

Youth Engagement: Elissa Ruback*
Students Inside Albany: Joan Bowen* and Erika Rublin*


* Board members