Dana with her husband, Stephen, and sons Eli and Caleb
Dana’s experience, tireless energy, and strong connections throughout the community and the region are the foundation for her continued success in leading Ossining through these uncertain times.
Before working in government, Dana was in advertising and TV production. She and her husband Stephen Hersh chose Ossining as the place to grow their family. They were attracted to Ossining’s great views, diverse population, and excellent schools. Her sons have both graduated from the Ossining School District. Raised in Teaneck, New Jersey, Dana holds a BA from Brown University in International Relations. When her children were young, she stayed home for a few years as a full-time mom.
Since her tenure as Supervisor began in 2016, Dana has focused on building a healthy community—economically, environmentally, physically and mentally—all with a focus on equity. She has kept taxes in check, while working to reduce our carbon footprint, preserving and improving parks and open spaces, and taking advantage of many grant opportunities to offset local tax dollars.
Dana’s experience as Assemblywoman Sandy Galef’s Chief of Staff, as well as nine years on the Ossining School Board, gave her the skills needed for managing staff and taxpayer dollars. Her depth of knowledge has paid off in her ability to get things done for the Town of Ossining, including: the replacement of a culvert at 9A and 134; new generators to back up all our pump stations; new fitness and playground equipment; fixed up pavilions; a new spray pad at Engel park; new picnic areas; fixed up comfort stations at our parks; electric vehicle charging stations; new PILOTs to protect affordable housing at Maple House and Snowden House; food scraps recycling in partnership with Teatown; local laws permitting solar
installations and battery energy storage; restored Dale Cemetery Superintendent’s Cottage; a plan for bikeable/walkable connectivity; and a new Comprehensive Plan and Complete Streets policy now in the works, to name a few.
Dana brings her collaborative spirit and innovative approaches to problem-solving to bear on her leadership. Her dedication to the greater Ossining and Briarcliff community is exemplified by her involvement in so many local initiatives, especially during the COVID pandemic when she helped serve and protect residents as well as businesses. Dana will continue to bring her positive, can-do attitude to building unity in our community.
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DANA IN THE NEWS
Levenberg is the Best Choice for Ossining
As someone who has invested so much of my time volunteering to help move this community toward environmental sustainability, I am keenly aware of the support needed to bolster efforts from local government. Supervisor Levenberg has done an outstanding job of creating, shepherding and supporting important initiatives to propel us into an eco-conscious mindset. She has demonstrated her commitment to our community in environmentally forward-thinking ways. And she shows up and helps with programs because she knows how important they are – she walks the walk.
June 15, 2021
Levenberg’s Record of Accomplishments Makes Her the Choice for Ossining
Dana and I partnered on a number of initiatives during the five years that our service as Ossining’s chief elected officials overlapped. The moment Dana took office, she began working toward her vision for a more equitable and sustainable community. She brought with her nine years of experience on the school board and seven years as chief of staff for Assemblywoman Sandy Galef, following a private sector career in media production. Equally important as her professional skill set, are her tremendous energy, hands-on involvement and tenacity.
June 15, 2021
Levenberg Merits Public Support Because of Record of Accomplishments
We noted that she held the line on tax increases in her six years in office. But any conservative can do that by simply voting no. What really impressed us was her initiatives, which garnered $1.2 million in grants for 13 local projects, ranging from benefiting nutrition for senior citizens, improving utilities for users of our local parks and benefiting all of us with clean energy endeavors. Her work has been rewarded by honors from organizations working to plan for the future as well as those helping our disadvantaged citizens left behind.
June 8, 2021
Levenberg, Ossining And The Environment
I am writing in support of re-electing Dana Levenberg for Ossining Town Supervisor. Her years of hard work and dedication have shown me that she is the right person for the position. Dana truly cares about Ossining and the people who live and work here.
June 1, 2021
Levenberg Possesses the Skill Sets to Lead Ossining Into the Future
Dana is a positive force, full of energy and ideas, and she works hard to solve problems as part of a team. Dana utilizes all resources at hand, consulting town committees, Town Board members and experts at the local, county and state levels of government to ensure she has all the facts and “opinions,” so she can confidently plant her feet and make the difficult decisions that she and the Town Board need to make.
May 11, 2021