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Yonkers Mayor Mike Spano Appoints New Director of Veterans Services

Post Date:06/12/2020 2:40 PM

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Rev. Norman 

YONKERS, NY – June 12, 2020 – Yonkers Mayor Mike Spano today announced the appointment of Reverend William E. Norman, Sr., a 42-year retired Vietnam Veteran, as the new Director of the Yonkers Office of Veterans Services.

“Rev. Norman has proudly served our country overseas and our communities here in Yonkers, dedicating his time to supporting both military service members and residents in need,” said Mayor Spano. “Rev. Norman will be a tremendous asset to our City and advocate on behalf of our Veterans and their families in assuring they receive the support and resources they deserve.”

Rev. Norman received several medals and commendations for his service in the United States Marine and was also awarded Meritorious Mast for his bravery in the line of duty. In addition to his military service, Rev. Norman, an ordained minister, is a Yonkers Police Chaplain, serving as a spiritual adviser to the department and their families. Rev. Norman served eight years as the City of Yonkers Human Rights Commissioner and was a part of the NYC-9/11 Clergy Task Force, where he received an award from the Red Cross for services rendered during 9/11.

“I would like to extend my gratitude to Mayor Mike Spano, for his vote of confidence in me,” said Rev. William Norman. “To the Veteran community, I pledge to provide and advocate for services for you and your families. I look forward to building on the outstanding programs that the Office of Veterans Services offers the servicemen and women of Yonkers."

Rev. Norman will fill a vacancy at the Yonkers Office of Veterans Services left by former Director Louis Navarro, who recently retired. 

Rev. Norman’s service as the new Director is effective immediately.