COMMITTEES

Learn more about committees available for any Forum member to join anytime.

 
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ASSESSMENT REVALUATION

Chaired by Steve Pass, this committee studies all matters relating to assessment revaluation in Scarsdale. Most recently, the committee issued a report on the 2014 and 2016 village wide revaluations.

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COUNTY FISCAL AFFAIRS

Chaired by Richard Pinto, this committee reviews the county budget each year. Typically the committee issues a report of its recommendation to our County Legislator Benjamin Boykin.

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DOWNTOWN REVITALIZATION

Chaired by Susan Douglass, this committee discusses and reports upon any issue affecting the vitality of our Village Center. The committee has issued two recent reports; (i) an overview of observations & recommendations and (ii) the results of its Village-wide survey of residents in the surrounding area. 

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EDUCATION

Chaired by Barry Meiselman, the Education Committee studies issues of the Scarsdale school district; whether curriculum, capital improvements, long range fiscal planning, and budgets.

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MUNICIPAL SERVICES

Chaired by Madelaine Eppenstein, the Municipal Services Committee studies a wide range of issues of the Village; recent reports include a traffic safety survey, recommendations on a potential dog park, the Public Library renovation, and the use of pesticides on public-managed land and recreation facilities.

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SCARSDALE ELECTORAL POLICY

Chaired by Eli Mattioli, the Scarsdale Electoral Policy Committee studies - and reports impartially on - the local electoral process including nomination of candidates for the School Board, Village Board, and Mayor.

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PROGRAM COMMITTEE

Co-Chaired by Dara Gruenberg and Alexandra Tagami Vargo, the Program Committee sets the content and programming for the Forum's events that are open to the Public. The schedule usually includes, State of the Village, State of the Schools, State of the County, and a series of "Sunday Speakers" focusing on Scarsdale residents such as Anton Seimon SHS Graduate who studies extreme weather, Linda Leavitt former editor of Inquirer, and local artist Simone Kestelman.

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RECREATION

Chaired by Jeremy Gans, the recreation committee considers how Scarsdale can utilize its funding and facilities in ways that benefit our community.

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SUSTAINABILITY

Chaired by Darlene Lefrancois Haber, the Sustainability committee studies and reports upon a wide range of issues relating to the environmental impact of our Village services, facilities, and management; from food scrap composting to the use of pesticides on publicly managed land.