Westchester County Board creates new bipartisan committee structure

New board chairman Mike Kaplowitz says he wants to be politically inclusive. (1/9/14)

WHITE PLAINS - The Westchester County Board has a new look for 2014 as newly elected Chairman Mike Kaplowitz (D-Somers) says he wants the board to be politically inclusive.

Westchester's County charter only calls for two specific committees and the rest are set up by the chairman. Kaplowitz says he's having every board member, regardless of party affiliation, chair one committee. The goal of the new structure is to foster bipartisan cooperation.

"Every legislator has the full opportunity to bring their full skill set and their interests to the forefront," says Kaplowitz.

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Jim Maisano (R-New Rochelle) has been appointed vice chair to reflect the leadership of the board itself.
 

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