Friday, 03 July 2009 00:00
Westbury Village Mayor Peter I. Cavallaro announced that he has selected Beaumont Jefferson to fill the board vacancy created when he was elected mayor in April of this year.
“My main criteria for filling this important position was to find the best possible candidate who shares our vision for Westbury’s future, and someone who is truly dedicated to the village and our residents,” said Cavallaro. “Beaumont Jefferson has shown himself to be an outstanding community leader. He has proven, through his service in leadership positions within the community, that he is committed to making sure that the needs of Westbury and our residents are met.”
Jefferson, who resides with his wife and son in the village’s Sherwood Gardens section, is former president of the Sherwood Gardens Civic Association (1999-2004). For the past five years he has served as chairman of Westbury Amateur Baseball Association (WABA). Additionally, Jefferson, for the past three years, has served as a member of village’s Community Development Agency.
As civic president, Jefferson maintained a solid relationship between the Sherwood community, other Westbury civic organizations, and local government. In this capacity, he was able have the civic association partner with local and state officials to, among other things, establish a community garden in the Sherwood neighborhood; assist in the renovation of the Powell’s Lane Park; refurbish Sherwood Gardens entrance signs; complete major community Earth Day Cleanup of state property; and provide holiday decoration of lamp posts in the Sherwood community.
As chairman of WABA, Jefferson worked with local leaders to obtain grants for Little League; partnered with the Westbury School District Century 21 program to offer baseball instruction as part of their after-school program; expanded tournament and travel baseball program; and initiated a partnership with Little Leagues in other towns to expand inter-league play.
“I have watched Beaumont work in the community for many years, and I know that he is smart, willing to work hard and has a genuine concern for the issues that we face. He also enjoys broad support in the community, which is an important element to any appointment to the board,” said Cavallaro. “His professional background in banking and finance will bring talents and knowledge to our board that are important and complementary to the skills of our current trustees. I look forward to working with him as a member of the board of trustees.”
Of his appointment to the Westbury Village Board of Trustees, Jefferson said, “I am honored to have this opportunity to serve the residents of the Village of Westbury. I look forward to working with the mayor, trustees and the entire Westbury Village team to address community concerns and maintain and enhance the services that make our village a wonderful place to live.”
Jefferson will be officially sworn in at the Westbury Village Board’s July 16 meeting, which begins at 7:30 pm. All residents are invited to attend.