League of Women Voters of Scarsdale
November 2019
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 


November:
  • 11/4, Monday
    • Mock Election at Scarsdale Middle School
  • 11/5, Tuesday:
    • Election Day
  • 11/8, Friday:
    • 10:00 a.m. Board Meeting, Scarsdale Golf Club
    • 11:30 a.m. Food for Thought Luncheon featuring Professor Ryan GoodmanScarsdale Golf Club
  • 11/12, Tuesday:
    • 7 a.m. - 9 p.m. CNC Election, Village Hall
  • 11/18, Monday:
    • 9:00 a.m. Board Meeting, Village Hall, 3rd Floor
December
  • 12/4, Wednesday:
    • 10:00 a.m. Briefing at the United Nations on Climate Change (LWVNYS Education Foundation, in association with United Nations Department of Public Information)
  • 12/9, Monday:
    • 9:00 a.m. Board Meeting
    • 10:30 a.m. Village Election Information and Consensus Meeting, Village Hall, 3rd Floor
  • 12/16, Monday:
    • 9:30 a.m. - 11 a.m.  Book Discussion, Location TBD
January
  • 1/13, Monday:
    • 9:00 a.m. Board Meeting, Village Hall, 3rd Floor
  • 1/14, Tuesday:
    • School Board Nominating Committee Election, Scarsdale Middle School, 7:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
  • 1/25, Saturday:
    • 5:00 p.m. LWVS Winter Fundraiser, Private Home
  • 1/27, Monday:
    • 9:00 a.m. School Board Nominating Committee Information and Consensus Meeting, Village Hall, 3rd Floor

Remember to vote!

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General Election:
Tuesday, November 5, 2019  

Citizens Nominating Committee Election
Tuesday, November 12, 2019 
Village Hall
7 a.m. - 9 p.m.


MESSAGE FROM THE PRESIDENT


The League of Women Voters of Scarsdale (LWVS) is moving forward with strong momentum through the fall months.  As a nonpartisan, political organization, it is our charge to promote informed political engagement and civic responsibility as well as to act on selected local, county, state, and national governmental issues.  I welcome everyone in the Scarsdale community to join the League and support our work during this pivotal historical moment in our country.

Throughout September and October, our Voter Service chairs have been involved in voter registration drives and various get out the vote efforts.  They have also been working to organize and clearly communicate information on Early Voting, which is happening in New York State, for the first time, as I write this letter.  If you would like to vote early in the 2019 election, you may do so until November 3. Please see our  Early Voting information page for further details.  The General Election will be held on Tuesday, November 5; please get out the vote!  This month, the LWVS is working collaboratively with the Social Studies department at Scarsdale Middle School to facilitate a Mock Election for all middle school students.  If you would like to volunteer to help with this project, please contact Elissa Ruback at LWVSYouthPrograms@gmail.com .  

I also encourage community members to join us for our special Food for Thought Luncheon on Friday, November 8, at 11:30 AM at Scarsdale Golf Club .  Our featured speaker is Professor Ryan Goodman, the Anne and Joel Ehrenkranz Professor of Law at NYU School of Law.  In addition to law, Professor Goodman also teaches politics and sociology at NYU.  His talk is entitled: "Ukraine and The Impeachment Process: What are the Strongest Arguments on Either Side? What's Next?" Please join us for good food, good company and food for thought!

Our upcoming events include:
  • Scarsdale Middle School Mock Election, Monday, November 4.
  • Food for Thought Luncheon, Featuring Professor Ryan Goodman, Friday, November 8, 11:30 AM, Scarsdale Golf Club. 
  • United Nations Day, Wednesday, December 4, 10 AM - 4 PM, event made possible by the League of Women Voters of New York State Education Fund and the UN Department of Public Information.
  • Village Election Information and Consensus Meeting, Monday, December 9, 10:30 AM, Village Hall, 3rd Floor Meeting Room.
Please note that League United Nations Day, with a panel discussion on Climate Change, is coming up on December 4, 2019.  If you would like to RSVP for this event, note that the deadline is November 15. There is a fee to attend.

Feel free to contact me with any questions about the League.  I encourage all of you to stay engaged in informed and active citizenry -- your citizen participation will serve to enhance and strengthen our democracy!

Best wishes,
Leah Dembitzer

Voter Service


Early Voting in New York
Continues Through Sunday, November 3!

Can't get to the polls on Election Day?  No problem. 

Early Voting for residents of Scarsdale will be at
Eastchester Public Library
11 Oakridge Place, Eastchester, NY 10709

The Eastchester Public Library will be open for Early Voting:

Friday, November 1:  8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Saturday, November 2:  12 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Sunday November 3:  12 p.m. to 5 p.m.

On Election Day (Tuesday, November 5), you must vote at your regular polling place when polls will be open 6:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.

If you take advantage of Early Voting, you may not vote on Election Day.

For more information, visit the LWVNY Early Voting website at www.nyearlyvoting.org, or the LWVS Early Voting website at lwvs.org/early_voting.html.

Upcoming Events


Youth Engagement: Mock Election at Scarsdale Middle School

Monday, November 4
8:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Scarsdale Middle School, Great Hall

The League will be going back to Scarsdale Middle School on Monday, November 4th to support the Social Studies Department's mock election.  All middle school students will go to the Great Hall during their Social Studies classes to cast their votes using a ballot based on the middle school's mailing address.  Information sheets regarding the candidates 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 November 4th between 8:30am and 2:30pm, please email lwvsyouthprograms@gmail.com

The League of Women Voters of Scarsdale

cordially invites you to the

Fall Food For Thought Luncheon

Friday, November 8 at 11:30 a.m.
Scarsdale Golf Club
Hartsdale, New York 10530

Ukraine and the Impeachment Process: 
What are the Strongest Arguments on Either Side? 
What's Next?

Featuring Professor Ryan Goodman



Ryan Goodman is the Anne and Joel Ehrenkranz Professor of Law at New York University School of Law. His areas of research include International Human Rights, the Law of Armed Conflict, National Security Law and the Use of Force. In addition to his posts at the law school, Goodman is an associated member of the Department of Sociology and an affiliated member of the Department of Politics at NYU.

Before joining NYU Law School, Goodman was the Rita E. Hauser Professor of Human Rights and Humanitarian Law and director of the Human Rights Program at Harvard Law School. In addition, he  served as special counsel to the general counsel of the Department of Defense (2015-16).

Goodman has published numerous articles in leading law reviews and has co-authored several books, including Socializing States: Promoting Human Rights Through International Law with Derek Jinks (2013) (winner of top annual book award by the American Society of International Law). Goodman's work makes significant contributions to the law of armed conflict, human rights law, and US national security law.

Goodman received his BA in government and philosophy from the University of Texas at Austin. He earned his JD from Yale Law School and a PhD in sociology from Yale University. He is a member of the board of editors of the American Journal of International Law, a member of the US Department of State's Advisory Committee on International Law, and a member of the Council on Foreign Relations. He is also the founding co-editor-in-chief of the national security online forum, Just Security.


You may purchase your ticket(s) for the LWVS Fall Food for Thought Luncheon via check or PayPal by visiting http://lwvs.org/food_for_thought_fall2019.html. Tickets are $45 if ordered between October 31 and November 6, and $20 for students.

Citizens Nominating Committee Election

Tuesday, November 12
7:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Village Hall

The CNC is the body of 30 residents serving staggered 3-year terms that vets applicants and nominates the proposed non-partisan slate for the Village Board of Trustees, including Mayor. Each year, voters elect new representatives from their neighborhood to fill spots vacated by those who have completed their CNC service.

Mail-in ballots for no excuse, absentee voting may be downloaded here, and will also be available in the Village Hall lobby public notice rack (behind the stairwell on the first floor), the Girl Scout House, and the Scarsdale Public Library Loft. Mail-in ballots must be received in the Procedure Committee mailbox, P.O. Box 284, Scarsdale, NY 10583 by or before 5 p.m. on the polling date.

In-person voting will be at Village Hall November 12, 2019, from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m.. 

For important information, please review the 2019 CNC Election Brochure. For more information, visit www.scarsdaleprocedurecommittee.org.

SBNC Candidates Sought

Petitions Due Monday, November 18

The School Board Nominating Committee (SBNC) is an elected group of 30 members who identify, propose, and nominate qualified candidates to run for the Scarsdale Board of Education.

The 30 voting members represent each of the five elementary school neighborhoods. Each year, two members are elected from each of the five elementary school districts to serve a term of three years on the Nominating Committee, an additional year on the Administrative Committee, and a final year on the Joint Committee. The SBNC urges all qualified residents to help maintain our excellent Scarsdale schools and serve our community by volunteering to run for the SBNC.

To become a candidate, residents should complete a biographical form and submit it with a candidate petition with signatures from 10 residents in their elementary school area by Monday, November 18, 2019. More information and biographical and petition forms are available on the SBNC website, https://scarsdalesbnc.com/join-the-sbnc/.

The election of SBNC members will be held on Tuesday, January 14, 2020 in the Scarsdale Middle School auditorium lobby from 7 - 10 a.m. and 2 - 9 p.m.

Questions can be directed to Felicia Block via email at f_liss@hotmail.com.

LWVS General Membership and Consensus Meeting on the Village Election System

Monday, December 9
10:30 a.m.
Village Hall, 3rd Floor Meeting Room

Please join the LWVS on Monday, December 9, 2019, at 10:30 a.m. for a general membership information session with Madelaine Eppenstein, on behalf of the Scarsdale Procedure Committee, regarding this year's Citizens Nominating Committee (CNC) election. All members of the public are welcome to attend the information session.

The Procedure Committee is the body that solicits candidates for CNC, proposes amendments to the Resolution, and runs the CNC election and referendum on the amendments, if any. The CNC is the body that vets applicants and nominates the proposed slate for the Village Board of Trustees, including Mayor. The Non-Partisan Resolution is the document that governs the Village's non-partisan election system.

A consensus discussion will immediately follow the information session for purposes of making recommendations to the Procedure Committee. Only League members may be present for the consensus discussion. For more information, please contact Diane Baylor, LWVS Village Election System Chair, at LWVS.ves@gmail.com.

Book Discussion

All are welcome!  Please join us, and bring a friend!

Monday, December 16, 2019, at 9:30am
Location: Private home within Scarsdale

Follow this link to RSVP .  We will notify you by email of the location.


This year we have 2 books selected with contrasting perspectives to look at the issue of immigration. We promise they won't put you to sleep at night! 

What accounts for the current influx of immigrants? 
What number of new immigrants can our economy support? 
What is our responsibility to those seeking a better life in the US? 

We look forward to having some lively discussion on the subject.


 

Tell Me How it Ends: An Essay in Forty Questions
Valeria Luiselli

This book is based on Luiselli's experiences working as an interpreter for the federal immigration court in New York City in which she interviewed Central American children seeking refuge status in the U.S. Structured around the forty questions Luiselli translates and asks these children, Tell Me How It Ends humanizes these young migrants and highlights the contradiction between the idea of America as a fiction for immigrants and the reality of racism and fear - both here and back home. Luiselli, a writer from Mexico, also reflects on her own experiences with the U.S. immigration system in applying for a green card and permanent residency.





Melting Pot or Civil War? 
A Son of Immigrants Makes the Case Against Open Borders
Reihan Salam

Reihan Salam, the son of Bangladeshi immigrants, argues that permissive immigration policies ultimately result in a less fair and unjust society. Unlike the economy during the great migrations of the past, today's economy cannot absorb uneducated and low-skilled immigrants who will ultimately resent their inability to rise to the ranks of the middle class. In this deeply researched but also deeply personal book, Salam shows why uncontrolled immigration is bad for everyone, including people like his family. Our current system has intensified the isolation of our native poor, and risks ghettoizing the children of poor immigrants. It ignores the challenges posed by the declining demand for less-skilled labor, even as it exacerbates ethnic inequality and deepens our political divides.

Visit the  LWVS Book Group webpage  for more information.

*The new bookstore in Scarsdale Village, Bronx River Books, is offering League
Book Group participants a 10% discount on both book selections.*

SAVE THE DATE

The League of Women Voters of Scarsdale

Annual Winter Fundraiser

Saturday, January 25, 2020
5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Enjoy a fun and festive evening with good food and League friends.

At the home of Diane and Marc Greenwald:
2 Oak Lane, Scarsdale, NY 10583


Recent LWVS Events


Naturalization Court

by Joan Bowen

On October 10 th , I had the inspiring and heartwarming pleasure of representing the League of Women Voters of Scarsdale at Naturalization Court in White Plains. The Court Room was overflowing with 119 proud new citizens, along with their family and friends. Supreme Court Judge Charles Wood presided over the courtroom, along with County Clerk Timothy Idoni, who administered the Oath of Allegiance and led the Pledge of Allegiance to the flag. The name of each new citizen was called and each received their documentation of citizenship. At that time, the League of Women Voters handed out a brochure describing the process of registering to vote, as well as details and timing of the elections. Many new citizens mentioned they were going to register to vote right away. Judge Wood welcomed the new citizens and gave a personal speech describing the positive and successful experiences of new citizens he has encountered. Many new citizens had tears, were overwhelmed, and expressed joy that their long road to citizenship had been realized that day. It was a privilege to participate and an incredible experience to welcome new citizens. 

LWVS Membership Coffee


On Tuesday, October 15, Professor Vanessa Merton   led a discussion about the   immigration  crisis at the southern U.S. border  and beyond to a packed house at the League's annual membership coffee. Professor Merton teaches  at Pace University Law School  where she is the   director of the Immigration Justice Clinic of John Jay Legal Services, Inc.
 
Professor Merton discussed her reflections on some of the detention facilities she has visited and how over the last three years the current Administration's policies and practices have made lawful immigration much more difficult across the board. Among other things the Administration: reduced the number of authorized refugees and, further, releases who gain entry directly into "sanctuary cities" as punishment to those cities; implemented a "zero tolerance policy" which criminally prosecutes every person who crosses the southwest border without inspection; and implemented a "family separation policy" which separates children from parents at the border and places both in separate detention centers. 
 
Professor Merton said that with the current Administration's strict interpretation of its policies, it is imperative for people seeking status to seek legal advice and/or to have access to counsel. Federal funding, however,  neither supports, requires nor provides  legal services for most immigrants. As a result, the immigration courts permit volunteer s and non -lawyer s to serve as  "reputable individuals" who counsel  and appear in court  with immigrants  through out  the process. Professor Merton urged anyone interested in volunteering (in person, by telephone or by skype) to obtain training to appear as a "reputable individual."  
 
Anyone willing to volunteer to help   should contact:

A Conversation with Mimi Rocah


Over 100 community members joined the LWVS, the Scarsdale Forum and Scarsdale Public Library for the special event "A Conversation with Mimi Rocah," on Sunday, October 20 at the Scarsdale Woman's Club.  

Rocah, currently a legal analyst for MSNBC and NBC News and Distinguished Fellow of Criminal Justice at Pace University Law School, spoke about her career experience, as a former Assistant U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York; and gave her perspective and insight on the complex political landscape, including topics such as freedom of the press, presidential power, double jeopardy, national and state jurisdiction, the impact of social media on breaking news, the impeachment inquiry and congressional process.  The event was full of engaged community members who had many questions for Rocah. The speaker responded with much detail and candor. A good and informative time was had by all! 

LWV of Westchester


League of Women Voters of Westchester

New Contact Numbers:

The LWVW office is now located at:
520 White Plains Road, Suite 5095
Tarrytown, NY 10591

Email address: Westchester LWV@gmail.com
Telephone: 914-949-0507
Website:  LWVW.org

Upcoming Meetings Alert:

The LWVW  annual review and consensus meeting of the proposed 2020 Westchester County budget will be held on Thursday, November 21 at 3:00 p.m., at the White Plains Public Library on Martine Avenue. The County Executive is responsible for issuing both operating and capital budgets that determine our county tax obligation. The public is given an opportunity to respond to the proposals at public hearings prior to its adoption. The Board of Legislators has the responsibility to accept and/or make adjustments before enacting final approval by the end of the calendar year 2019. Westchester County budget director Larry Soule will present an overview of the proposal and respond to LWVW and attendee questions. Join with other Westchester Leaguers to determine the LWVW response to the proposals.  

The LWVW will be hosting a holiday lunch on Thursday, December 5, at the Scarsdale Congregational Church, One Heathcote Road.  Special guest speaker is Assemblywoman Amy Paulin. All League members are invited to attend. The fee for the luncheon is $35.00.  Be on the lookout for reservation and payment details in an upcoming announcement.


LWV Education Fund


Membership Announcements


Membership Recognition

We sadly acknowledge three notable member deaths since the Annual Meeting in May 2019:  Marcy Kahn (president 1967-69), Bette Landes, and Barbara Strauss.

The LWV Scarsdale was the beneficiary of their involvement.

Membership Renewal Reminder

If you have already renewed, thank you!  If you have not, please take the time to do so now.  The League thrives with your support!

To join, you may do either of the following:
  • Use the membership envelope mailed to you this fall.
  • Go to http://www.lwvs.org/Join.html and either renew online, or print out a membership form to pay by check.
If you have any questions, please contact Erika Rublin, LWVS Membership Chair, at LWVSmembership@gmail.com. Thank you!

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

November 2019
11/5 Tues
Election Day
11/8 Fri

10:00 a.m.
11:30 a.m.
Board Meeting
Food for Thought Luncheon
Scarsdale Golf Club
Featuring Professor Ryan Goodman
11/12
Tues 7 a.m. to
9 p.m.
Citizens Nominating Committee Election
Village Hall
11/18 Mon 9:00 a.m. Board Meeting
Village Hall, 3rd Floor

December 2019
12/4 Wed 10:00 a.m.
Briefing at the United Nations on Climate Change
LWNYS Education Foundation, in association with
     United Nations Department of Public Information
12/9 Mon 9:00 a.m.
10:30 a.m.
Board Meeting
Village Election Information and Consensus Meeting
Village Hall, 3rd Floor
12/16 Mon 9:30 a.m.
Book Discussion
Private home in Scarsdale

January 2020
1/13
Mon
9:00 a.m.
Board Meeting
Village Hall, 3rd Floor
1/14 Tues
7-10 a.m. and 2-9 p.m.
School Board Nominating Committee Election
Scarsdale Middle School
1/25 Sat 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. LWVS Annual Winter Fundraiser
2 Oak Lane
1/27 Mon
9:00 a.m.
SBNC Election Information and Consensus Meeting
Village Hall, 3rd Floor

February 2020
2/10 Mon
9:00 a.m.
10:30 a.m.
Board Meeting
Local, County, and National League Program 
     Consensus Meeting

March 2020
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
Village Election
Village Hall
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
4/30 Thurs
TBD
Book/Film Discussion

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

 
Moving the League forward through the year is a formidable effort, which requires the work of many dedicated volunteers.  I would like to especially thank the League volunteers who have given a lot of time and thought to our organization over the summer and fall.  

Thank you to Elissa Ruback , for opening her beautiful home to everyone for our Membership Coffee, as well as for her work on Youth Engagement and planning for our Book Group.

Thank you to Ronny Hersch and Beatrice Sevcik Gibney for all of their work on Voter Service.  Ronny and Beatrice have made sure that our membership has up-to-date and highly detailed information on Early Voting and important voting dates.  They have also engaged in various voter registration drives and get out the vote efforts. 

Thank you to Joan Bowen for representing the LWVS at Naturalization Court in White Plains in October and for her work publicizing our fall events on social media.  

Thank you to Erika Rublin for organizing our fall membership renewal and new member outreach.  

Thank you to Diane Baylor , our website administrator,  for keeping the LWVS website beautifully-structured and up-to-date.  

Thank you to Dana Matsushita for her rigorous, detailed work editing the LWVS Bulletin; especially working hard on her birthday weekend -- Dana, you are a dedicated volunteer!  

Thank you to Amy Cooper for staying on top of event publicity and eblast communications.  

Thank you to Cindy Dunne , our Programming Chair, who worked hard to get an incredible speaker on immigration issues, Professor Vanessa Merton, for our Membership Coffee, and for securing Professor Ryan Goldman, our Food For Thought Luncheon speaker. 

Thank you to Alissa Baum for her work on Advocacy and Youth Engagement this fall and for being a truly engaged and enthusiastic member of the Board.  

Thanks as well to Anne Lyons for her work organizing our Food for Thought Luncheon.  

Thank you to Renée Baylor for being our liaison to the LWVW and 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 as well to Amber Yusuf , for adding her thoughtful voice and expertise to our Board discussions.

Thanks as well to former Board member, Dara Gruenberg , for her strong collaborative work in organizing and preparing for our joint event, "A Conversation with Mimi Rocah." Dara, working with you is seamless and I really enjoyed our collaboration!

Thank you to the entire League Board for your careful thought, attention to detail and well-balanced counsel -- you are the finest group of volunteers around!

All my best,
Leah Dembitzer
THEY REPRESENT YOU

Village of Scarsdale

As of July 2019



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

Scott Silberfein, President
   2nd term ends June 2020
Pamela Fuehrer, Vice President
   2nd 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
Alison Tepper Singer
   1st term ends June 2021


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