SCARSDALE, N.Y. -- Learn how to run for office in Scarsdale at the annual organizational meeting of the Citizens Nominating Committee (CNC) on Sunday.
The meeting is being held at 7 p.m. Dec. 3 on the third floor of Scarsdale Village Hall and is being televised by Scarsdale Public Television.
The CNC consists of 30 Scarsdale residents who are volunteers elected by Scarsdale voters to represent their neighborhood election units, consisting of Edgewood, Fox Meadow, Greenacres, Heathcote or Quaker Ridge.
Ten people are elected each November to serve staggered three-year terms. A volunteer group meets from December to January to interview and evaluate potential candidates to run for Village office on the Citizens' Non-Partisan Party slate.
This year the CNC will nominate individuals to run for the office of mayor, currently held by Jonathan I. Mark, and for three openings on the Scarsdale Village Board.
Trustee William Stern will finish his second two-year term, and trustees Matthew J. Callaghan and Carl L. Finger will complete their first two-year terms.
The General Village Election is on Tuesday, March 21, 2017.
Scarsdale's Non-Partisan System has been operating for over 100 years. A complete history can be found on the Scarsdale Citizens' Non-Partisan Party website .
The goal of the nonpartisan system is to attract qualified citizens who would otherwise avoid campaigning, but would be willing to run for office in elections that are generally uncontested. The CNC's deliberations and due diligence on all potential nominees is kept confidential to further encourage well-qualified volunteers to apply for a spot on the Non-Partisan slate. Potential candidates also have the option to run for office outside of the nonpartisan system under provisions of New York State law.
Anyone interested in running for mayor or trustee or serving on the Village of Scarsdale well can contact any CNC representative listed on the procedure committee website or inform the CNC Chair, Lena Crandall, at (914) 725-9721 or Lena.Crandall@verizon.net.
Scarsdale Village Hall is located at 1001 Post Road.