Mayor Jane Veron and Three Trustees Sworn In at Village Hall

inducteesSameer Ahuja, Karen Brew, Jane Veron and Jonathan LewisScarsdale Mayor Jane Veron and three Village Trustees, Sameer Ahuja, Karen Brew and Jonathan Lewis, were sworn in on Monday April 5 at Village Hall, and recognition was given to retiring Mayor Marc Samwick, and departing trustees Seth Ross and Rochelle Waldman.

Village Manager Steve Pappalardo noted that it was the first time in over a year that the Board and Village Managers had gathered in Rutherford Hall since the pandemic shuttered meetings in March 2020.

Both Village Manager Steve Papplardo and incoming Mayor Jane Veron lauded retiring Mayor Marc Samwick for serving during perhaps Scarsdale’s most difficult period and shepherding the Village through the crisis while maintaining all essential service in the face of great challenges.

Pappalardo presented an engraved pewter tray to Jane Veron who completed two years and five months of service as Village Trustee in September 2020, due to the delayed election. Pappalardo noted that it was the longest Trustee term in Village history. Similar trays were also prepared for Trustee Seth Ross and Trustee Rochelle Waldman who completed their terms.

Mayor Marc Samwick was presented with a tray for his term and a round of applause was given for all.

Village Clerk Donna Conkling then administered the oath to incoming trustees Sameer Ahuja and Karen Brew, to continuing Trustee Jonathan Lewis and to incoming Mayor Jane Veron.

After taking the oath Veron acknowledged that Samwick had not had a proper send off and said, “I want Mayor Samwick to know how much we appreciate everything he has done and his steadfast commitment to the health, welfare and safety of the public and his care for Village staff.” She continued, “You steered us through incredible hardships and I thank you for your steadfast leadership.”

Veron also extended appreciation to Trustees Roth and Waldman and to Village Manager Steve Pappalardo for delivering service in the Village’s time of need and she thanked her family for standing by her.

The new Mayor kicked off her two-year term saying, “We (the Village Board) are energized and excited and can’t wait to get started!” (Photo credit: Dara Gruenberg)

MayorMarcMayor Marc Samwick accepts a pewter tray acknowledging his service.

twomayorsTwo Mayors: Marc Samwick and Jane Veron

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JaneSwornInMayor Jane Veron is sworn in by Village Clerk Donna Conkling