SHRUB OAK, NY – Just three weeks after winning the election for Yorktown Town Supervisor, Supervisor-elect Matt Slater hosted the inaugural meeting of his bipartisan community transition team at the Shrub Oak International School. The team of nearly twenty people represents different political parties, community not-for-profits, business leaders, school officials and labor leaders.
“This transition team is a collaborative effort to move Yorktown forward in a positive direction,” Slater explained. “Our first meeting produced an incredible dialogue about ideas we have discussed over the past eight months as well as new initiatives for us to explore. I am very excited about the direction it is heading for the people of Yorktown.”
Slater made the issues of affordability, climate change and modnernization of town government the focal points of his campaign. Tricy Cushner, President of the Yorktown Alliance for Safe Kids, and Peter Lanza, Vice President of the Yorktown Chamber of Commerce, serve as co-chairs of the transition team.
“This is a very exciting time for Yorktown,” Slater said. “We have identified some great things to accomplish for our community and we are already hard at work.”
The public has already submitted additional ideas through the transition team email firstname.lastname@example.org. Slater says he hopes more people engage in the process over the coming weeks.