SBNC Call for Nominations

The Edgemont School Board Nominating Committee (the “SBNC”) will hold an open meeting on Wednesday, January 17, 2018 (snow date – Thursday, January 18) at 7:30pm 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. Three vacancies on the Board of Education will be filled at the general election on Tuesday, May 15, 2018. Two of these vacancies will be created by the expiration of the terms of office for Ms. Jennifer Darger and Dr. Brian Yarrington. Mr. Kenneth Orce resigned from the Board in July 2017 for personal reasons, creating a third vacancy. This vacancy was temporarily filled in August by Michael Bianchi, a former Board of Education trustee. A replacement for Mr. Orce will be elected for the remaining one year of a three year term which expires in June 2019.

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 17, 2018.

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 7:30pm on January 17, 2018. 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 2018-2019 SBNC is encouraged to reach out to their Civic Association President. Contact information can be found here.

Members of the SBNC for the 2017-18 School Year are as follows:
Central Park Avenue Association: Eileen Westler, Will Heishman, Nilesh Palve (alternate)
Cotswold Association: Wendy Amer-Hirsch, Victor Gialleonardo, Charles McNally (alternate)
Edgemont Association: Caryn Balamaci, Mark Rosenblatt, Lauren Ricci-Warren (alternate)
Edgemont High School: Shruti Kanna
ECC: Jiang Zhu, Genevieve Jaffe, Diane Gipstein (alternate)
Fort Hill Association: Emily Waldman, Jeff Sherwin, Scott Krocheck (alternate)
Greenridge Association: Shula Darviche, Dana Leff Niedzielska
Longview Association: Margie Lewis, Bonnie Orden, Robin Luband (alternate)
Northern Greenville Association: Evelyn Ray, Dylan F. Pyne
Southern Greenville Association: Jay Patel, Mrinal Jahnghani

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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