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Village of Lansing Trustee

VILLAGE OF LANSING ELECTION - APRIL 27, 2021Voters in the Village of Lansing will be asked to vote for: one (1) Mayor and two (2) Trustees.Village of Lansing Polling Location: Lansing Village Office, 2405 North Triphammer Road, Ithaca, NY; Polls open noon - 9 p.m.Trustees: The legislative body of a village is composed of the mayor and the trustees. The village board has broad powers to govern the affairs of the village, including: establishing self-organization and rules of procedure, adopting a budget and providing for the financing of village activities, managing village properties, and granting approval of appointments made by the mayor. For Information: Contact the Tompkins County Board of Elections, 128 East Buffalo Street, Ithaca, NYCommissioner Stephen M. DeWitt (Democratic) Phone: 607-274-5522 Commissioner Elizabeth W. Cree (Republican) Phone: 607-274-5521

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    Carolyn Greenwald
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Candidate's Name Carolyn Greenwald
Candidate's Address 59 Wedgewood Dr.
Ithaca, NY 14850
Campaign Phone (607) 227-6122
Education Cornell University, B.A. '94 Cornell Law School, J.D. '98
Relevant employment and/or volunteer work I have served on the Village Planning Board for the past six years. I am active in a variety of local non-profit organizations including the Ithaca Children’s Garden and Syracuse Speed Skating Club, and formerly Family Reading Partnership, Franziska Racker Centers, and the CHES PTA.
The Village is a fantastic place to live with a wonderful community. With proper planning and management, we can foster development and business growth while enhancing the livability of our community. I have been honored to represent our Village for the past 6 years and look forward to working towards its continued improvement.
• Six Years Experience in Village Government • Excellent Writing, Reading, and Comprehension Skills • Understanding of New York Law and Legislative Practice • Experience as a Village Resident • Comprehension of various computer applications
My Goals as a Trustee:

• Invite and consider input from the residents on all important Village matters. • Continue to sustain Village infrastructure and services in a fiscally responsible manner. • Expand and support business development. This includes seeking creative solutions to the issues facing the Shops at Ithaca Mall. • Consider alternative energy solutions for the Village and its residents, and address the NYSEG gas moratorium. • Expand the walkability of our Village. This includes proactively adding sidewalks, especially in places where safety is at issue. • Increase and improve public park spaces and Village trails.
• Invite and consider input from the residents on all important Village matters. • Pass new sidewalk code to require developers to install sidewalks when seeking a special permit • Expand Village participation in all green energy programs and grants offered by NYS • Participate in joint municipality boards and committees
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