Legislator Ben Boykin, (D-White Plains) was elected Board Chairman by the Board of Legislators at its Jan. 8 meeting. Chairman Boykin, along with the Democratic Vice Chair, Alfreda Williams; Majority Leader, Catherine Parker and Democratic Whip, MaryJane Shimsky, will form the Democratic team to lead the Board of Legislators for the 2018 – 2019 Legislative Term.
Chairman Boykin, MBA, CPA has 45 years of business experience including executive and managerial positions at Fortune 100 companies in accounting and budgeting, corporate development, organizational restructuring, financial planning and treasury. He managed and restructured complex organizations in North America, Latin America and Europe. He has 25 years of extensive governmental experience including seven years as a member of White Plains School Board and 14 years on the White Plains Common Council where he served three terms as Council President. He is beginning his third two-year term on the County Board. He has held various leadership roles in business and government. With Westchester County facing a real budget deficit of at least $100 million, his business acumen, financial expertise and governmental knowledge will be key skills needed as Board Chair at this critical time.
Chairman Ben Boykin said “I am humbled and honored to serve as Board Chair and to work with all my Colleagues on the Board of Legislators and the Latimer Administration to move Westchester forward. We will have many opportunities and significant challenges ahead but, by working together, we will make Westchester County a better place to live, work and enjoy.”