YORKTOWN HEIGHTS, NY – Following his election in November, Yorktown Supervisor Matt Slater organized a bipartisan community transition team to help him prepare for his new role. The transition team included a wide range of professionals from every corner of Yorktown. At Tuesday’s Town Board Meeting the transition team presented their report which focused on five pillars of interest: communication, technology, economic development, enviornment and infrastrucutre.
“The work done by the community transition team has proven to be pivotal in my first days in office,” Yorktown Supervisor Matt Slater said. “This report reflects the conversations we had which were focused on making Yorktown the absolute best it can be. I will be forever grateful to those who participated and we enjoyed the experience so much that we are planning on continuing to meet throughout the year.”
The transition team was co-chaired by Tricy Cushner, President of the Yorktown Alliance for Safe Kids and Peter Lanza who serves as Vice President of the Yorktown Chamber of Commerce. Vision 2020 identifies challenges and opportunities facing the Town of Yorktown. A SWOT Analysis was performed in addition to extensive discussions among team members.
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Tricy Cushner said, “Supervisor Slater’s Transition Team is unprecedented for our community. This report provides an outline for suggested goals, objectives and action steps incorporating opportunities and concerns that the Transition Team identified to assist Town government in its mission to build a better community with long term fiscal, social, and environmental sustainability.”
Peter Lanza added, “This was my first involvement in local government and it was incredibly positive. Supervisor Slater brought together an incredible team of professionals and set the stage early for a solutions based conversation that benefits all of the residents of Yorktown. This report reflects those conversations and ideas that emerged from our meetings.”
One suggestion which Slater has implemented is establishing a new town email address to engage residents of new ideas. Residents can now email firstname.lastname@example.org with suggestions for the Town or things they would like to see in Town.