MOUNT VERNON, NY — December 9, 2019 — After a historic win in November, Mayor-Elect Shawyn Patterson-Howard, the first woman elected mayor in Mount Vernon and first woman of color elected mayor in Westchester County, has gathered a hand-picked team of committed residents and community stakeholders with deep roots in Mount Vernon to lead her transition team. The Transition Team’s goal is to vet potential candidates for high-level positions and provide key recommendations for city departments. The transition team has been organized into six committees that will address Public Safety, Economic Development, Government Operations & Finance, Health & Human Services, Public Works & Infrastructure, and Education & Workforce Development.
Informal transition planning has already ensued. Soon after Election Day, Mayor-Elect Patterson-Howard met with members of the current administration to fully grasp the issues and challenges currently facing Mount Vernon. The formation of this transition team provides a formal structure to evaluate those specific issues and propose actionable recommendations that can be adopted in the first quarter of 2020.
Steven Horton, a former Mount Vernon City Council member and life-long resident leads the transition as Director of the Executive Committee. All inquiries related to the operational aspects of the transition can be sent to Mr. Horton at email@example.com.
Executive Team Director – Steven Horton,
Executive Team Public Safety – Charles Gardner,
Executive Team Health & Human Services – Henry Wilson,
Executive Team Government Operations & Finance – Lyndon Williams,
Executive Team Economic Development – Marsha Gordon,
Executive Team Public Works & Infrastructure – James Finch,
Executive Team Education & Workforce Development – Brenda Smith
Mayor-Elect Shawyn Patterson-Howard looks forward to establishing an administration built upon professionalism and collaboration, one that the people of Mount Vernon deserve.
SOURCE: Imani Dawson | Communications | Mount Vernon Mayor-Elect Shawyn Patterson Howard