State of the Town

March 7, 2019

What: It is common practice in municipalities across the region to provide a public State of the Town presentation to highlight municipal achievements and project a vision for the coming year.  Past administrations implemented State of the Town addresses because they provide an additional opportunity to engage the public and project plans for the future of our town. To date, the current administration has yet to hold a State of the Town.

Why: Residents deserve to know both the current condition and plan for Yorktown.  There are dozens of ways to properly communicate these things, but functionally, providing a State of the Town is the baseline method that should be utilized.

How: The Slater Administration would hold a State of the Town annually every March to provide a status report of the current condition of the town and proposed plan for the coming year.  Additionally, legislation would be introduced to statutorily require a State of the Town to be given with in the first quarter of every year moving forward.

by Matt Slater

Matthew Slater graduated Yorktown High School in 2004. He was recognized by 914Inc. as a member of Westchester Wunderkinds Class of 2015 and previously worked as the Chief of Staff for New York State Senator Terrence Murphy. Prior to his time in the State Senate, he spent time as the executive director of the New Hampshire Republican Party, following the 2012 election, and formerly served as Mid-Hudson Regional Director for the New York State Assembly Minority Conference. In addition to his career in government, Slater has helped quarterback nearly all of the local elections in Yorktown for the Republican Party since 2009. In addition to serving as a field director for Yorktown GOP candidates, Slater has previously served as a top aide to Westchester County Board of Elections Commissioner Douglas Colety, a campaign manager with the New York Senate Republican Campaign Committee, Chief of Staff for State Assemblyman Steve Katz and a Regional Coordinator for the New York Republican Assembly Campaign Committee. Slater received his undergraduate degree in political science from St. Anselm College, where he was a volunteer for Rudy Giuliani's 2008 presidential bid. He holds a Masters of Public Administration from Marist College. Matt and his wife Kellie reside in Jefferson Valley and have one child.

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