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Save The Date: Edgemont Community Council Annual Meeting – 4/25/18

The Edgemont Community Council, Inc. cordially invites you to attend its Annual Meeting on Wednesday, April 25, 2018 at 8 PM in the Greenville School Cafeteria, Glendale Road, Scarsdale, NY. We will begin our 71st year of service to the Edgemont community. On the agenda for the April 25th meeting is the President’s Report; the Treasurer’s Annual Report; the election of Officers and Directors of the Council for 2018-2019; the presentation of the Silver Bowl award for service to our community; and a Guest Speaker.

This year the ECC will bestow its Silver Bowl award for distinguished community service on Evandale Road resident Anish Nanavaty. Between 2011 and 2017, Anish was a member of the Edgemont School Board and from 2016-2017, he served as school board president.

This year’s guest speaker is Westchester County Executive George Latimer, who was elected this past November in a local Democratic sweep, defeating Rob Astorino. He will speak about his experience thus far as county executive and answer questions. Before his election as county executive, Mr. Latimer served 2012 to 2017 as a state senator, and before that, from 2004 to 2012, he was a member of the State Assembly. From 1991 to 2004, he was a member of the county board of legislators, with a stint from 1998 to 2001, as board chairman. Before that, from 1987 to 1991, he was a Rye City Councilman. Mr. Latimer also served as Chairman of the Westchester County Democratic Party from 2002 to 2004. He has never lost an election. Professionally, Mr. Latimer was a marketing executive for 20 years at major corporate subsidiaries of Nestle, and ITT, with on-site responsibilities for projects with AT&T, IBM and Shearson Lehman.

Lastly, at the annual meeting you will have the opportunity to pay this year’s 2017-2018 annual dues, if you have not already done so, as well as pay your 2018-2019 annual dues for next year. However, to beat the registration line you may also pay online ahead of time.

If you have NOT paid your dues for this year you can pay your family’s dues of $30 for July 1, 2016 — June 30, 2017 by clicking the button below. If you are unsure of your membership status respond to this email and we’d be happy to check our records. Your membership must be current to vote at the upcoming Annual Meeting. If you have already paid this year then your additional contribution will further support the ECC.

To pay your family’s dues of $30 for the July 1, 2018 — June 30, 2019 fiscal year click the button below.

(Click logos to be brought to the online payment form)

Thank you for your support. We hope to see you on April 25th!

The Edgemont Community Council
Board of Directors

ECC to Award 2018 Silver Bowl for Distinguished Community Service to Anish Nanavaty

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The Edgemont Community Council award for distinguished community service has been awarded just about every year since 1950.  The ECC’s Silver Bowl Committee this year recommended that we present this year’s Silver Bowl to Edgemont resident Anish Nanavaty for his years of service on the Edgemont School Board.

Anish served on the board between 2011 and 2017, and was its president during the 2016-17 school year. Duing his tenure, he led several key initiatives, including a $14 million bond issuance, the renegotiation of the teachers’ contract, and various other financial measures that allowed the district to reduce the volatility in its tax rate increases and enabled it to meet the New York State tax cap. Anish’s contribution to the school district has allowed the district to remain on a solid financial footing for now and, because of the strategies he has implemented, for the years to come.

Anish lives on Evandale Road with his wife Malhar and son Anubhav, a college student, and daughter Mehek, an eighth grader.  He has a bachelor’s degree in science and engineering from the Wharton Business School at the University of Pennsylvania.  Anish works as a financial consultant through his company Free Ion Advisors, LLC, where he leverages his experience in analytics and decision sciences, digital transformation, process reengineering, shared services and outsourcing.  He currently serves on the board of Digital Divide Data, a non-profit that delivers digital services to corporate clients while employing and educating disadvantaged people in development countries and the United States. Please join us at the Annual Meeting on April 25 at 8 PM at the Greenville School Cafeteria to celebrate his distinguished service.

SBNC Announces Endorsed Nominees for School Board

On March 22, the School Board Nominating Committee endorsed Mariquita Blumberg, Nilesh Jain and Pamela Montgomery to fill the seats on the Board of Education being vacated by Michael Bianchi, Jennifer Darger and Brian Yarrington.

A diverse group of hard-working individuals sat on the SBNC. They served with extreme thoughtfulness and dedication throughout the nomination and recommendation process. I would like to thank the SBNC committee for their efforts (names below).

I would also like to thank all of the nominees for their willingness to participate and abide by the SBNC process as well as their willingness to commit themselves to serve on the Board of Education.

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

Lastly, I would like to thank the local businesses, The Candlelight Inn, Gennaro’s Pizza and Giannoni’s Deli who donated food to feed the SBNC during the long evenings of interviews and deliberations.

Lisa Decker
School Board Nominating Committee Chair (

ECC Monthly Meeting – March 5, 2018

The Edgemont Community Council will be holding its March 2018 meeting tomorrow, Monday, March 5th at 8PM in the Edgemont Junior Senior High School Faculty Lounge.

The agenda can be found on our website.

As always, ECC meetings are open to the public.

ECC Monthly Meeting – February 12, 2018

The Edgemont Community Council will be holding its February 2018 meeting tomorrow, Monday, February 12th at 8PM in the Edgemont Junior Senior High School Faculty Lounge.

The agenda can be found on our website.

As always, ECC meetings are open to the public.