SCARSDALE, N.Y. -- The Scarsdale Citizens Nominating Committee is seeking candidates for three open trustee positions on the billage Board of Trustees, according to committee chairman Howard Nadel.
The committee is hoping to fill a slate for the Citizens' Non-Partisan Party, Nadel said.
Trustee David Lee's seat will be open when his second term expires in 2016. Trustees Deb Pekarek and Marc Samwick will be eligible for nomination to serve a second term, Nadel said.
Mayor Jonathan Mark said that future trustees should be able to listen to residents, fellow board members and village staff; make the necessary time commitment; have a willingness to work with others; be interested in educating themselves on relevant issues; and possess a professional, courteous demeanor.
Lee advised the CNC during its public organizational meeting that being a trustee is a lot of work but also is fun for anyone interested in the ins and outs of local government.
According to Nadel, Lee suggested that the CNC "look for people with a record of community involvement, who appear to be open-minded and fair-minded, and yet willing to compromise when necessary in working toward consensus.”
Good communication and people skills and the ability to remain objective are also traits village trustees should have, Lee told the committee.
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Residents can also suggest potential candidates, Nadel said.
Nadel can be contacted at 914-723-2829 or firstname.lastname@example.org.