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It Takes a Village To Run The Village

By Richard Kavesh

Village Hall SignIf you’re a Nyack resident and think you’d make the perfect Nyack Village Trustee, parks or Parking Authority commissioner, land use board member or environmental activist, please send your résumé with the position(s) you’re interested in as a Word attachment or pdf file to

The following is a preliminary list of positions that are either now vacant or may still be vacant on January 1, 2010:

  • Planning Board ‘€“ openings for two alternates
  • Zoning Board of Appeals ‘€“ opening for one alternate
  • Architectural Review Board ‘€“ opening for one alternate (currently three applicants)
  • Parks Commission ‘€“ opening for one Commissioner
  • Parking Authority ‘€“ openings for two Commissioners
  • Village Trustee ‘€“ opening for one Trustee to fill the unexpired term that ends December 31, 2010
  • The village has an immediate need for members of this year’s Community Development Block Grant Citizens’ Advisory Committee (you can also contact Mary White at Village Hall about this).
  • The Village will also need a new Village Treasurer (who need not be a resident of Nyack but must be a resident of Rockland County) effective January 1.  Long-time Treasurer John Cincotta announced his retirement on Monday after nearly 15 years of service to the village, even longer service to the state, and graciously offered to help train his successor and to assist in any way he can during the transition, as has Mayor Shields. Thanks to both Johns!
  • I will also ask the new board to authorize the formation of an Environmental Committee.

This list may expand or contract (I’ll keep you posted) depending on how many vacancies get filled before the end of the year and/or if current members on these boards choose not to continue or seek reappointment.  If you’re not interested for yourself, please feel free to suggest the name(s) of people who merit consideration.

Please also feel free to send me questions you think we should ask of applicants and any other suggestions as to how we should manage this processs — I’m doing it for the first time and learning as I’m doing. Thanks to all for their interest in working for our village.

Richard – 353-1935 (h), (914) 954-5100 (c),

Richard Kavesh is the mayor-elect of Nyack, NY.

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