BHM Celebration

White Plains, NY — In recognition of February as Black History Month, the Westchester County Board of Legislators will celebrate the outstanding achievements and contributions of two individuals in Westchester County.

The seventeen-member Westchester County Board of Legislators is the legislative, policy-making branch of county government that has been in operation, in one form or another, for over 300 years!* It is to Westchester what the US Congress is to the United States. Each legislator is elected for a two-year term and represents a district of approximately 54,000 residents. A legislator must reside in the district he or she represents.

Christopher Ridley Groundbreaking

Friday, January 25, 2019 marked the 11th anniversary of the death of Mount Vernon Police Detective Christopher Ridley, who lost his life after intervening in an altercation outside a County office building at 85 Court Street in White Plains.  Legislators proudly joined the County Executive, Det. Ridley's parents, and other elected officials and friends and family of Det. Ridley in finally breaking ground on a permanent memorial at the plaza in front of the building which has already been renamed in Det. Ridley's memory.

White Plains, NY — Legislator Kitley S. Covill (D- Bedford, Lewisboro, Mount Kisco, North Salem, Pound Ridge, Somers) denounces hateful speech and divisive signage that has surfaced in schools and many communities in Westchester County, and has now been reported in downtown Katonah.

White Plains, NY — Westchester County Legislator Virginia Perez (D – Yonkers) has announced she will not seek re-election this year. Leg. Perez, who represents the County’s 17th Legislative District, is in her fourth term.