SCARSDALE, N.Y. -- The Scarsdale Community Support Council (SCSC) has organized a special program on emergency preparedness for the Scarsdale Public Forum and Membership Meeting on Thursday, April 14, in the Scott Room of the Scarsdale Public Library.
This event will be free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served. The village and its residents learned many valuable lessons during Hurricane Sandy.
The following will be the focus of the presentation and discussion:
- Overview of the Village’s emergency response plan
- Ways we can better connect with our neighbors to foster a greater sense of community
- Your neighborhood associations and their efforts to be the nexus of community outreach and support
The Scarsdale Neighborhood Associations and retiring Village Justice David Lee will be honored during the program.
The featured speakers from the SCSC will include Robert A. Cole, Scarsdale deputy village manager; Linda Hillman Chayes and Jay Genova, co-chairs of SCSC; the Rev. Frances Wise Grenley, senior minister, Scarsdale Congregational Church; Barry Meiselman, former Greenacres Neighborhood Association president; and Laura Miller, president, Murray Hill/Middle Heathcote Neighborhood Association.
The Scarsdale Community Support Council comprises representatives from village government, the school administration, PTA, Police Department, Scarsdale Edgemont Family Counseling Service, Scarsdale Forum, SNAP, senior citizens and local clergy.
The council was created five years ago following a tragic cluster of suicides to develop an interconnected Village support system and promote a greater sense of community in Scarsdale.
The Scarsdale Forum is a civic nonprofit organization that seeks to foster citizen participation and enhance community spirit in Scarsdale. Visit the forum's website and Facebook page for more information.
The event will be from 7:30 p.m.- 9 p.m.
The library is at 54 Olmsted Road, Scarsdale.
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