In addition to highly visible projects like playground renovations, street tree plantings and new holiday decorations, as a Trustee I have made it my mission to bring Larchmont government operations into the 21st century. Some of the innovations of which I am most proud are bringing in an outside contractor to provide IT services at a cost lower than that of an IT staff position and facilitating the switch to a computerized parking permit process with credit card payment options. Plans are underway to make this service available online. In recognition of the need to improve community outreach, I created the Village of Larchmont NY Facebook page which provides residents an alternate source for local news and updates.
Additionally, I managed the selection process and contract negotiation for a new financial and utility billing software package. The implementation is now in full swing and will streamline workflow in our treasurer’s office and integrate with our water meter upgrade. Along with the Village administrator, I will be working to implement a new tax billing system this year as well.
My husband, Mike Berger, and I are the proud parents of Veronica and Doug, both of whom are freshmen at Tufts University. I presently own a local landscape design company and previously worked as a high school science teacher, an editor for a STEM book publisher and an environmental geologist. I hold a B.S. in Geology and an M.S. in Education.
I am happy to be running for a first term as Village Mayor. During my wide-ranging work and volunteer experience, I have successfully adapted to a broad variety of challenges and forged relationships with different constituencies. I believe these skills will continue to serve me well in helping manage the multifaceted issues facing our village today.
I will continue to provide my professional business expertise as we undertake the planning and implementation of all projects effecting our neighborhoods, parks, and public facilities. I plan on focusing on lowering costs to save taxpayers dollars by monitoring the Village budget and negotiating with vendors where feasible. I will build upon quality of life issues involving our seniors, children, parks and playgrounds. As always I will bring my experience and personal touch as a business owner and life long volunteer to Village government. I will continue to work toward a brighter future for our Village.
Thank you for your continued support and I look forward to serving the Village of Larchmont to the best of my ability.
I have been a resident of the Village of Larchmont for over 30 years. My husband Rich and I moved here from the City right after we were married, before we had kids. We have two grown children who went through Chatsworth, Hommocks and Mamaroneck High School and Flint Park day camp—Rachel, now 28, and Michael, 26. I work part time as a lawyer in the white collar and regulatory group of a law firm in Manhattan. I graduated from Middlebury College and received my law degree from Boston University. My husband is also a lawyer who concentrates on bankruptcy law and litigation.
I have been involved as a volunteer in the community in many ways. One of my first volunteer experiences was on the Larchmont Recreation Committee, which gave me a taste of how the Village operates. I also served as a member of the Larchmont Temple Nursery School Steering Committee, the Mamaroneck School Board Selection Committee and the board of the Mamaroneck Schools Foundation, and as co-chair of the Larchmont Democrats. For the past several years I have bee a co-chair, with Rob Rothman, of the Larchmont Traffic Commission, a position appointed by the Village’s Board of Trustees. Working on a Village committee can be enormously rewarding in a number of ways, but the most important for me, as I serve the community, has been to meet and work with so many terrific people whom I might not otherwise have met.
Rich and I have lived in Larchmont through the key phases of our adult lives: just marrieds, parenthood and child-raising, and empty-nest hood. As a result, I have seen the Village and enjoyed its resources — Flint Park, Manor Beach, the Library, the movie theater, our local restaurants — in many different ways. Our Village has been wonderful place to be at all those times, and we look forward to many more years here. I have thought for some time about getting involved in a more significant way, and I finally decided this year that if I ever wanted to throw my hat in the ring for a seat as Village Trustee, now is the time.
I look forward to working with the next Mayor, the rest of the Village Board, our Village Administrator and all of the Village staff, professionals and other volunteers in dealing with the varied challenges that the Village faces, and to help ensure that Larchmont remains such a special place to live and raise a family.
The Village Democrats, like so many organizations, runs on the commitment of many volunteers. Every act, big or small, helps improve the village for all our residents. However, there are those who work behind the scene throughout the year to keep our party working smoothly. Fran Snedeker tops the list for 2015! Her love for Larchmont Village and the support she offers our party is unwavering. Whatever she accomplishes is always done with a smile on her face.
If you see her around town, please join us in thanking Fran.
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