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Yonkers Mayor Spano Appoints Members to City’s Municipal Housing Authority Board

Post Date:09/30/2016 9:41 AM

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YONKERS, NY – September 30, 2016 – Mayor Mike Spano this week swore in two new appointments to the Yonkers Municipal Housing Authority Board. Mayor Spano appointed banking executive, James J. Landy as a new Board member along with former long-time City of Yonkers employee Lawrence J. Sansone as the Board’s new Vice Chair.

The Municipal Housing Authority for the City of Yonkers (MHACY) and its Board, aim to provide decent, safe and sanitary housing for eligible families and to provide opportunities and promote self-sufficiency and economic independence for its participants.

“Jim and Larry come to the Board with a wide-range of public service experience that will translate well to the duties and responsibilities required to ensure the City’s housing conditions are upheld to the highest standard,” said Mayor Spano.

Lawrence J. Sansone, who was elected onto the Board five years ago and is now Vice Chair, was born and raised in Yonkers and has been a resident since 1930.  A graduate of St. Joseph’s Grammar School and Gorton High School, Mr. Sansone was a long-time city employee of the Department of Public Works.  Currently a Senior Sight Commissioner for the Yonkers Municipal Housing Authority, Mr. Sansone also had a distinguished career as a Korean War Veteran and Member of the US Volunteer Lifesaving Corps under Captain Frank Kendricks.  Mr. Sansone is also a member of the Resident Advisory Board (RAB), Block Watch Captain for Curran Court Neighborhood in Yonkers and a retired Teamster from Union 456.

James J. Landy, a lifelong resident of Yonkers and graduate of Sacred Heart High School, is a veteran banker with nearly four decades of success at Hudson Valley Bank and Sterling National Bank.  Mr. Landy is the former Chairman of the Hudson Valley National Foundation, which distributed more than $6.5 million to hundreds of organizations and projects benefitting the elderly, youth groups, hospitals, churches and schools.  He is now the Director of the Sterling National Bank Foundation.  Mr. Landy is also the Chairman of the Board of Trustees of St. Joseph’s Medical Center in Yonkers, Chairman of the Board of Stewards of the Friendly Sons of St. Patrick in Westchester County and Vice Chairman of the Sisters of Charity Housing Corp.

The newly appointed and reappointed Board members join a Board of the following individuals:  Chairman Honorable Arthur J. Doran, Jr., Dalphine E. Meadows, Maxine Battle, Joan Deierlein, Shanae Williams, Joseph Shuldiner and Joan Magoolaghan (Counsel).

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