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BCW Members Meet with Board of Legislators

Seated from, left, Elizabeth Bracken-Thompson of Thompson & Bender; BCW Executive VP & COO John Ravitz; Legislator Nancy Barr; Legislator Ben Boykin; BCW President & CEO Marsha Gordon; Legislator Tyrae Woodson-Samuels; Legislator Catherine Parker; Nancy Patota of Burke Rehabilitation Hospital; Ghilaine Ghia Clark and Melissa Cruz-Balaez from Levitt-Fuirst Insurance
Standing, from left, Legislator Daniel Imamura; Patrick Corbisiero of Verizon; April Horton of Verizon; Matt McCrosson of PKF O’Connor Davies; Legislator James Nolan; Heath Bloch of Andrus; Legislator Terry Clements; Chairman of the Board Legislators Vedat Gashi; Bruce Bernacchia of Liberty Lines; Geoff Thompson of Thompson & Bender; Joseph Murphy of Liberty Lines; Legislator Jewel Williams Johnson; Joseph Zanghi of Verizon and Legislator David Tubiolo


Joined by some 100 members and guests, the BCW’s Government Action Council hosted its 8th annual Westchester County Board of Legislators Reception on June 1 at the Cambria Hotel in downtown White Plains. BCW President and CEO Marsha Gordon opened the meeting citing the unique opportunity the informal off-site gathering provides.

A highlight was the opportunity to hear from Vedat Gashi, the newly elected Board Chair. The meeting was his first with the county’s business community since assuming the leadership on May 15th. Gashi told of his journey from Kosovo to American citizenship and pledged to work cooperatively with the business community and to help foster Westchester’s economy. A Yorktown resident, his Legislative District includes Yorktown, New Castle and Somers.

During the more than two-hour reception, BCW members discussed a range of topics with the legislators including the future of the County Airport, childcare funding, business mandates & regulations, the changing energy landscape and budget and legislative priorities.

BCW Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer John Ravitz led the formal discussion with a focus on the BCW’s 2023 Legislative Agenda and the work the Board of Legislators are doing to prepare for the county’s 2024 Executive Budget. Each legislator had an opportunity to make brief remarks.

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