2 Westchester women to lead Board of Legislators as chair, vice chair

In honor of Women's History Month, News 12’s Nadia Rizzo spoke to legislators Catherine Borgia and Nancy Barr. They were elected as chair and vice chair of the county Board of Legislators in January.

News 12 Staff

Mar 8, 2022, 5:46 PM

Updated 811 days ago

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Two women in Westchester are making history in politics.

In honor of Women's History Month, News 12’s Nadia Rizzo spoke to legislators Catherine Borgia and Nancy Barr. They were elected as chair and vice chair of the county Board of Legislators in January.

Both positions have been previously held by women, but this is the first time both are occupied by women at the same time.

Borgia and Barr see themselves as leaders who want to listen to ideas and find solutions.

"I think the leadership style is a little bit different. Certainly my leadership style is flatter, less hierarchical,” says Borgia.
"I think people here think of me as somebody who sort of bridges the gap," says Barr.

Borgia is only the second woman to serve as chair. The late Lois Bronz chaired the board 20 years ago for one term.


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