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Judy Myers and friends focus on George Latimer's presentation at January 12 reception. from left in foreground: Carolyn Cunningham, Cheryl Geller, Suzi Oppenheimer, John McGarr, Steve Otis, Jay Fischer, Judy Myers.
Judy Myers and friends focus on George Latimer's presentation at January 12 reception. from left in foreground: Carolyn Cunningham, Cheryl Geller, Suzi Oppenheimer, John McGarr, Steve Otis, Jay Fischer, Judy Myers.

Sound
Shore Fetes Departing Legislator



A standing-room-only crowd gathered in a Larchmont home
Sunday evening to offer their expression of gratitude to Judy Myers, their
longtime representative on the Westchester County Board of Legislators. Myers,
who has represented the Sound Shore community since 2005, plans to move to
California later this month. She has been succeeded on the Board by Catherine
Parker, who was elected to that position last November.



Nearly 90 of Myers' former constituents from New Rochelle to
Rye poured in the doors of Rob and Fran Snedeker's home in Larchmont Manor to
salute her. The Soundettes, the women's a capella chorus based in Larchmont,
opened the program by giving Myers a musical send-off with their special
rendition of "Nothing Could Be Finer Than to Be in California (!) in the
Morning."



New York State Senator George Latimer presented Myers with a
proclamation celebrating her years in public service. Saying he will miss the
breakfast sessions of "Coffee with Judy and George," he noted that she was resolute in her promotion of a
progressive agenda, undaunted when she failed to prevail, always modest in
victory. In the end, he said, she fully merits the recognition of our community;
she has made a difference, and now, she deserves to devote time to her personal
life.



Latimer was joined by former Senator Suzi Oppenheimer,
Assemblyman Steve Otis and Mamaroneck Town Supervisor Nancy Seligson, each of
whom reminisced about Myers' diligence, sense of fairness and gentle humor in
pursuit of her duties on the County Board and, previously on the Mamaroneck
Town Board.



Parker took the opportunity to express her warmth thanks to
Myers for supporting her candidacy for County Legislator and for providing a
superlative blueprint for performance of her duties on the Board. Parker
acknowledged that Myers' achievements, particularly related to environment and
reproductive rights, have set a gold standard for the County Board's future
agenda. To that end, Parker presented a proclamation from the County Board
acknowledging Myers' many contributions during her three terms on the board.



In her response to these accolades Myers thanked everyone
for allowing her to represent them on the Town and County Boards over the
years. She joked that one of her proudest achievements is the most recent and
hard-fought: gaining access for dogs on Rye Beach. She recounted many fond
memories of her years as a public servant and her time as a volunteer with the
Soundettes, PTA, Local Summit and many other civic organizations. She has
treasured the many friends she has found here during her 30+ years in Larchmont
and is saddened by the thought of leaving them behind.



While she looks forward to her life in California the move
will be bittersweet, too, since she will keenly miss her work as a member of
the Board of Planned Parenthood Hudson Peconic and of United Way of Westchester
and Putnam. Reina Schiffrin, Executive Director of Planned Parenthood, was on
hand to assure Myers that her contributions to the agency are very much
appreciated.

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