OSSINING, N.Y. -- Dana Levenberg, an 18-year resident of Ossining, recently announced her candidacy for one of the two open seats in this year’s Ossining Town Board election in November.
Levenberg currently serves as trustee on the Ossining School Board and has been an active member of the Ossining and Briarcliff communities. She first moved to the Village of Ossining in 1997.
Levenberg and her husband, Stephen, have two sons, one of whom is a junior at Ossining High School.
After moving to Ossining, Levenberg quickly became involved in Ossining and Briarcliff. She joined the Briarcliff Nursery School Board and had many leadership positions in the Ossining School’s PTAs because she knew how critical parent involvement in her children's education was to their success.
Levenberg also co-founded the Ossining Micro Fund with Westchester County Majority Leader Catherine Borgia. Together, they started a program to help local residents by offering interest-free loans to qualified individuals and families with one time obstacles to overcome.
In the past 10 years, the Micro Fund has helped more than 70 local community members with more than $70,000 in small loans. Levenberg still actively serves as president.
In 2008, Levenberg began her work in state Assemblywoman Sandy Galef’s district office in Ossining. She has spent the past seven years working for the people of Ossining and Briarcliff, as well as the surrounding communities represented by Galef.
Levenberg believes it is critical to protect the environment and the town's physical and cultural assets and infrastructure, work to keep taxes in check and within the tax cap, work closely with schools so all students may reach their potential, and help promote job growth and attract appealing businesses to the town.
“I am humbled by the support I have received from friends and communities members," Levenberg said in a statement. "I look forward to meeting with residents of the Town as well as the villages to hear their concerns and share my ideas to make good things happen in the Town of Ossining and be a positive force for a positive future."
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