Thrilled to share some good news about my professional plans: starting January 1, I will join Sustainable Westchester as its new Executive Director.

I could not be more excited.  Sustainable Westchester is among the most impactful public interest organizations in our region, with a dedicated, highly-capable staff, a record of meaningful accomplishment, and a vital, growing role in helping localities, the County, and all of New York achieve ambitious climate and environmental goals.  It will be a privilege to advance such an important mission, while working alongside colleagues, both in and out of government, whom I respect deeply.

In addition to thanking Sustainable Westchester’s Board of Directors for their confidence, let me also express special appreciation to Interim Executive Director Jim Kuster, whose willingness to remain in his post through the end of this year permits me to complete my full mayoral term. This is no small matter.  Having served New Rochelle for nearly three decades, I feel duty-bound to provide for an orderly succession at City Hall, and I intend to “run through the tape,” applying myself to the fullest during my remaining months in office, even as I transition to new responsibilities.

A final word of heartfelt gratitude for the sage advice of the many friends who helped me think through the next chapter of professional life.  It has been quite a process to consider post-mayoral careers — more interesting than I had hoped, less terrifying than I had feared — and now concluding on the happiest possible note, with a rewarding opportunity well-matched to my skills, interests, and values.

More in this press release.  Onward.