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Village Trustee Anne Poorman Will Not Seek Re-Election in March PDF Print Email


By Carol P. Bartold, Senior Reporter     

Jan. 24, 2018:  Bronxville Village trustee Anne W. Poorman has announced that she will not seek re-election in the upcoming March 20, 2018, village election.

Poorman, who assumed her seat on the Bronxville Board of Trustees in 2005, stated that she feels it’s time to step aside and welcome fresh energy to her position. “After 143 public trustee meetings plus five times that for committee and ad hoc meetings, it’s time for a break,” she said. 

Prior to her appointment as trustee to finish Mayor Mary Marvin’s term when Marvin ran for mayor, Poorman served for five years on the Bronxville Zoning Board of Appeals. As a trustee, she has acted as liaison to the Bronxville Police Department, Bronxville Department of Public Works, Bronxville Planning Board, and Bronxville Zoning Board of Appeals.

“Anne is a true steward of our village,” Marvin said, “always concerned about the effect our decisions may have on our residents’ quality of life.” She added that she treasures the enduring friendship that has grown from a positive working relationship.

Deputy Mayor Robert Underhill echoed Marvin’s description of Poorman as a steward of Bronxville. “Her high intellect and integrity, combined with her love and knowledge of the village, has enabled her to be a very effective trustee,” he said.

Trustee Guy Longobardo pointed out that Poorman has served Bronxville for over 18 years as a trustee and a committee member. “Her work has been exemplary,” he stated. “Anne’s intelligence and insight have greatly helped the board as we have worked on major issues, not only during my six-year tenure but before that as well.”

Trustee Randy Mayer expressed appreciation for Poorman’s well-informed and perceptive take on issues the board of trustees has dealt with. “Her sense of community and her dedication to finding fair and efficient solutions to problems have earned her tremendous respect and admiration,” Mayer commented.

Poorman will remain in the village and has pledged to be a “watchdog,” as well as village government’s “biggest fan.”

“I am most proud that in an era of government discord and dysfunction I have served with people who have integrity and always maintain respect for one another,” Poorman said. “We have done the right thing even when it wasn’t the easy thing.”

Pictured here:  Anne W. Poorman.

Photo by N. Bower


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Bronxville is a quaint village (one square mile) located just 16 miles north of midtown Manhattan (roughly 30 minutes on the train) and has a population of approximately 6,500. It is known as a premier community with an excellent public school (K-12) and easy access to Manhattan. Bronxville offers many amenities including an attractive business district, a hospital (Lawrence Hospital), public paddle and tennis courts, fine dining at local restaurants, two private country clubs and a community library.

While the earliest settlers of Bronxville date back to the first half of the 18th century, the history of the modern suburb of Bronxville began in 1890 when William Van Duzer Lawrence purchased a farm and commissioned the architect, William A. Bates, to design a planned community of houses for well-known artists and professionals that became a thriving art colony. This community, now called Lawrence Park, is listed on the National register of Historic Places and many of the homes still have artists’ studios. A neighborhood association within Lawrence Park called “The Hilltop Association” keeps this heritage alive with art shows and other events for neighbors.

Bronxville offers many charming neighborhoods as well as a variety of living options for residents including single family homes, town houses, cooperatives and condominiums. One of the chief benefits of living in “the village” is that your children can attend the Bronxville School.

The Bronxville postal zone (10708, known as “Bronxville PO”) includes the village of Bronxville as well as the Chester Heights section of Eastchester, parts of Tuckahoe and the Lawrence Park West, Cedar Knolls, Armour Villa and Longvale sections of Yonkers. Many of these areas have their own distinct character. For instance, the Armour Villa section has many historic homes and even has its own newsletter called “The Villa Voice” which reports on neighborhood news.

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