Westchester County Association appoints 10 new members to its prestigious Board of Directors. “The WCA is the leading advocate for Westchester’s real estate, healthcare, higher education, finance and energy industries, among others, and our Board of Directors reflects our commitment to their growth and vitality,” said Bill Mooney, President & CEO. “We are thrilled to welcome these talented and accomplished professionals who will support our mission to advance policies and initiatives that drive smart growth and foster economic development throughout the County.”

New board members include, Paul Adler , Rand Commercial; Jessica Bacher , Land Use Law Center at Pace Law School; Dan Blum , Phelps Hospital/Northwell; Rita Mabli , United Hebrew of New Rochelle; William Mooney, III , Signature Bank; Mike Oates , Hudson Valley Economic Development Corp (HVEDC); Jay Pisco , H2M architects + engineers; Vanya Quinones , Pace University; Jennifer Rentas , Hospital for Special Surgery (not pictured); and Craig Young , Merrill Lynch/Bank of America (not pictured). Click Here for full Board List.
ICYMI: County Executive & Developer John Fareri Sign
North 60 Lease Agreement at
WCA Annual Breakfast
Last week at the WCA's Annual Breakfast, Westchester County Executive George Latimer week signed a 99-year lease agreement for the North 60 project. The agreement for the county-owned land is the key to the development of a $1.2 billion biotech and life sciences project on the Grasslands Reservation in Valhalla.

“It is clear that the County Executive and the Board of Legislators have made economic development a priority,” WCA President & CEO Bill Mooney said. “This project will go a long way to solidifying our region’s brand as a hub of innovation in healthcare and life sciences. The WCA has long supported the development of the North 60 as a means to bring together academia, healthcare, life sciences and technology. It will provide meaningful opportunities for economic development, innovation and collaboration. I commend John Fareri for his vision, perseverance and passion for healthcare and life sciences in our region.”

Rick Rakow, founder of Rakow Commercial Realty Group has announced that David Richman, long time senior broker at the firm, has acquired the company and is the new CEO. Richman will run the day-to-day operations of the firm, with Rakow stepping into his new role as Chairman, working side-by-side with Richman to further grow the firm while continuing to serve its clients.
New York Medical College Center for Disaster Medicine hosted a day-long mass casualty triage training course at St. John's Riverside Hospital to prepare medical professionals for mass shootings, bombings and other disasters and to highlight the importance of such training to elected officials. The course featured hands-on exercises, lectures and interactive group discussions. Read More Here.
Berkeley College has named Marsha Pollard, PhD, as Provost of Berkeley College. Dr. Pollard has nearly two decades of experience in higher education at top-ranked national universities. She served in academic administration, strategic planning, and operational roles at Stony Brook University in Stony Brook, NY, and at New York University.
Con Edison , in partnership with Westchester County is hosting a CITY OF SCIENCE   event on Saturday, February 2 at the Westchester County Center. Over the past two years, this FREE program has delivered immersive science education programming to over 105,000 kids, teachers, and parents in all five boroughs in NYC and now in Westchester County. Click here for info.
Harrison Edwards, Inc. announced that it has just signed with Ridgwood Saving Bank to provide PR and marketing services to the community bank which offers state-of-the-art online services and competitive rates, and is investing in the 36 communities it serves in New York City, Long Island, and Westchester.
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