Thursday, January 10, 2019



Hyde Park Town Board member to step down


HYDE PARK – Town of Hyde Park First Ward Councilwoman Emily Svenson announced she will be resigning from the town board by the end of the month. 

Serving on the town board since 2012, Svenson has been instrumental in obtaining millions of dollars in grants for infrastructure development including the proposed sewer line in town center.  Svenson has also served as deputy town supervisor under Supervisor Aileen Rohr during her tenure on the board.

The married mother of two boys had worked for the New York State Soil and Water Conservation Committee and the Lower Hudson Coalition of Conservation Districts until choosing to attend Pace Law School while serving the town.  While in law school, the town board member worked as a law clerk for the law office of David Gordon.  Svenson recently passed the New York State Bar Exam and has been admitted to practice law.  

Citing the stresses of juggling family life and a new law career, Svenson indicated that she will be resigning from the town board by the end of January but hopes to continue volunteering on the Downtown Initiative Project which includes sidewalks for pedestrians and a sewer system in the town's main corridor.

The town board will appoint a resident of the first ward to serve on the town board through the remainder of the year.  An election to fill the seat will be held in November.

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