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DANA'S MISSION

Ossining should be a premier place to live, work, play and enjoy the beautiful Hudson Valley.

My mission continues to be to serve as a positive trajectory for the Town of Ossining.  I believe in fair and equitable opportunities for all residents. I will work to keep taxes low and to make government services as efficient and responsive to residents’ needs as possible.  I will work to make sure Ossining takes every possible opportunity to become more energy efficient, and sustainable in government buildings and infrastructure, as well as business and residences.  I will work hard to encourage growth of a more diverse business base in Ossining and make sure our parks, roads and infrastructure are well maintained, recreational activities are responsive to community desires, and our neighborhoods  and schools are safe. I look forward to working collaboratively with the public, local governments and organizations to achieve these goals.  

 

EXPERIENCE
Experienced & Immersed 
 
  • Chief of Staff to New York State Assemblywoman, Sandy Galef since 2009

  • Ossining School District Board of Education Trustee since 2006

  • School district recognitions include:  Five-time Best District for Music; Intel Star Innovator for Science and Math; countless national and international awards for  student science researchers; and Middle States accreditation for 

  • Ossining High School, Ossining’s music program, and guidance services

 

Collaborative & Cooperative
 
  • Village of Ossining Comprehensive Plan Committee member, 2005-2009

  • Oversaw school district collaborations with community partners including the Open Door Family Medical Center, Food Bank of Westchester, Latino U, Ossining Children’s Center, Teatown Lake Reservation, Jacob Burns Film Center, Katonah Museum of Art, IBM and Manhattanville College

  • Hudson Valley Pattern for Progress Education Advisory Board 

  • Introduced widely acclaimed dual-language program in the schools

  • Introduced full day pre-K in the schools

 

Caring & Responsible
 
  • Co-Founded Ossining Micro Fund in 2005, providing no-interest loans to community residents with one-time obstacle

  • Passed a $41.5MM facilities bond to expand and improve our school buildings and address enrollment needs with no additional property taxes

  • Kept school district budget within the tax cap, allowing the community to collect state-issued tax freeze rebates 

  • SUNY Center for Research, Regional Education & Outreach Board, supporting, evidence-based decision making in the Hudson Valley

 

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