Community News
Dobbs Ferry News
Government News

New Dobbs Ferry Village Administrator to Start in January

• Bookmarks: 146


December 8, 2021

By Rick Pezzullo–

 The Dobbs Ferry Board of Trustees voted Nov. 23 to hire a new village administrator following a lengthy search.

Melissa Ferraro, who has served as corporation counsel in the City of Peekskill for the last six-and-a-half years, will take over the top post in Dobbs Ferry on Jan. 18, 2022. She will oversee a staff of about 70 full-time and 50 part-time employees at an annual salary of $180,000.

Advertisement
  • LOOK Cinemas Dobbs Ferry
  • LOOK Cinemas Dobbs Ferry

Ferraro will succeed Richard Leins, a former Peekskill city manager, who has been serving as interim village administrator since February.

“I am extremely thankful that Mayor Rossillo and the board have chosen me to serve as the next village administrator,” Ferraro stated. “I look forward to working with the board and the village staff and serving this community.”

Ferraro, who lives in Cornwall with her family, graduated from Peekskill High School in 1992 and Pace Law School in 1999. Prior to working in Peekskill, she served as an attorney in private practice, as well as a prosecutor in the Orange County District Attorney’s Office.

When she begins her tenure, Ferraro will be working with a Board of Trustees with a few new members.

On Monday, Dec. 6, Mayor Vincent Rossillo was sworn-in for a second two-year term after being reelected in November running unopposed.

Trustee Michael Patino was also reelected to a new term in November, while Shari Rosen Ascher and Matthew Rosenberg were elected for the first time. All three also ran unopposed and took their oaths of office Monday.

Village Justice David Koenigsberg took his oath of office as well, while Trustee Donna Cassell was reappointed by Rossillo as deputy mayor.

Share the News!
Advertisement
Andrea Martone - real estate in Sleepy Hollow, Tarrytown and the Rivertowns

Energy Upgrades Help the Tarrytown Historical Society Preserve Its History

-- By Lily Carey Regulating the temperature and climate of your home is no easy task – especially for a...
Read More

Irvington High’s Brooke Dunefsky Advances in Regeneron Competition

Less than three weeks after learning that she was one of 300 high school students nationwide to be named in...
Read More

New Apartment Plan for 29 South Depot Plaza Gets Lukewarm Response

By Rick Pezzullo--- A new four-story, multi-family rental development proposed at 29 South Depot Plaza in Tarrytown was recently met...
Read More

Irvington Cross-Country Team Committed to Building on Recent Success

By Tom Pedulla--- Tradition matters. There is no stronger testament to that than the success Irvington is enjoying following its...
Read More

Dobbs Ferry Awarded State Funding for Pre-K Program

By Rick Pezzullo--- Dobbs Ferry is one of six area school districts that have been awarded funding from the New...
Read More

COVID Update: There’s Good News and There’s…More Good News

By Barrett Seaman— It was painful to watch, even if one wasn’t an actual victim of the Omicron surge that...
Read More

Harckham Secures $200K Grant for Pedestrian Safety in SH

By Rick Pezzullo--- State Senator Pete Harckham has secured $200,000 in state grant funding for the Village of Sleepy Hollow...
Read More

Reginald Lafayette, Former County Dem Chair and Co-Chair of Board of Elections, Dead at 69

By Barrett Seaman— Encomiums and eulogies poured in from Westchester politicians of both parties over the weekend after word spread...
Read More

Hendrickx Sworn In As Greenburgh Town Council Member

By Barrett Seaman-- A former Hastings Democratic Party chair and county aide, Ellen Hendrickx was sworn in as a member...
Read More

Irvington Girls Roll Over Dobbs Ferry on Hardwood, 50-31

By Tom Pedulla Two girls’ basketball teams in search of their better selves met when visiting Irvington rolled past Dobbs...
Read More
146 recommended
0 notes
977 views
bookmark icon