Cole to be named Scarsdale village manager


SCARSDALE – The Scarsdale Village Board is set to name Rob Cole as the sixth village manager. He has been interim manager since July 2021 and will succeed Steve Pappalardo, who served as village manager for six years as part of three decades of service to Scarsdale.

Cole’s appointment follows a national search, which reviewed 14 top candidates and narrowed down the search to seven for semifinalist interviews.

“Rob has been an exceptional deputy village manager,” said Mayor Janes Veron, “Rob possesses six years if local knowledge helping to run our village and its operations combined with 20 years of municipal management in other communities outside of Scarsdale.”

She said Cole “has demonstrated a strong commitment to transparency, progress, and efficiency.” He brings “a fresh perspective, innovative ideas, and a strong mindset. He also possesses an abiding respect for Scarsdale’s legacy, has a beep understanding of the village’s finances and constraints, and has the highest regard for Scarsdale staff and residents.”

The village board is set to name Cole at its Tuesday, August 10 session.


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