SBNC Call for Nominations

The Edgemont School Board Nominating Committee (the “SBNC”) will hold an open meeting on Wednesday, January 18, 2017 (snow date – Thursday, January 19) at 8:00 pm in the Greenville School library to receive nominations for candidates for the Board of Education of the Edgemont Union Free School District #6 at Greenburgh. Two vacancies on the Board of Education will be filled at the general election on Tuesday, May 16, 2017. These vacancies will be created by the expiration of the terms of office for Mr. Anish Nanavaty and Mr. Jonathan Faust. Mr. Nanavaty has served two consecutive terms and will not seek another term. As of this post, Mr. Faust, who has served one term, will seek to run for a second term.

The SBNC invites all Edgemont residents to actively participate in the nominating process by urging qualified residents of our community to seek nomination to the Board of Education, submit nomination letters for candidates, and attend the open meeting on January 18, 2017.

Members of the Board of Education, in a strong spirit of volunteerism, serve without compensation. Members are required to attend two public meetings per month (and more at budget time), attend Executive Sessions and undertake the necessary preparation for these functions. Membership on the Board of Education brings a solid sense of community involvement.

The nomination of a candidate to the Board of Education must be made in a letter to me as Chair of the SBNC and must be received before 8:00 pm on January 18, 2017. Nominating letters may also be presented in person at the open meeting held that evening. The letter may be written by any qualified voter of the Edgemont School District other than a member (or spouse of a member) of the SBNC. In addition to the name and address of the candidate, the letter must contain a brief biographical sketch of the candidate, including the candidate’s educational background, occupation, participation in civic affairs, the length of residence in the Edgemont School District, and the grade level of any children attending any Edgemont schools and/or the year of graduation of any children who have previously attended Edgemont schools. The letter must also contain a statement indicating that the candidate has consented to serve if nominated and elected. Under the rules of the SBNC, any letter that fails to include these items cannot be accepted. Please address nominating letters to: Lisa Decker, SBNC Chair, 80 Edgemont Road, Scarsdale, NY 10583.

Additional information can be found on the SBNC

Additionally, anybody interested in serving on the 2017-2018 SBNC is encouraged to reach out to their Civic Association President. Contact information can be found here.

Members of the SBNC for the 2016-17 School Year are as follows:
Central Park Avenue Association: Eileen Westler, Will Heishman
Cotswold Association: Wendy Amer-Hirsch, Joe Naya, Mark Romney (alternate)
Edgemont Association: Caryn Balamaci, Mark Rosenblatt, Lauren Ricci-Warren (alternate)
Edgemont High School:  Neeti Kapadia
ECC: Jiang Zhu, Schuyler Kraus, Genevieve Jaffe (alternate)
Fort Hill Association: Andy Resnick, Jaclyn Liu, Randy Stuzin (alternate)
Greenridge Association: Shula Darviche
Longview Association: Margie Lewis, Gene Kabakov
Northern Greenville Association: Evelyn Ray
Southern Greenville Association: Suzanne Lovett, Jay Patel

The undersigned has been appointed Chair of the SBNC by the Board of Directors of The Edgemont Community Council, Inc. pursuant to its Nominating Committee Rules and Procedures.


Lisa Decker
SBNC Chair (

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