Christy Knell

Trustee

Background
Co-founder and CEO of HudCo, a co-working business at 145 Palisade Street in Dobbs Ferry. She worked as an art director in the magazine industry for 15 years, has lived in Dobbs Ferry since 2012 with her husband, Jason, and two children who attend Springhurst Elementary.​

Village Experience

  • Elected Trustee Nov 2017
  • Liaison to Architectural and Historical Review Board, Chamber of Commerce, Downtown Committee, Zoning Board of Appeals,  Nominating Committee, Ferry Festa Committee
  • ​Leads Village communication initiatives

Donna Cassell

Deputy Mayor, Trustee

Background
Retired after a 41year career in the entertainment industry.  Also received an M.A. from NYU in Creative Arts Therapy and worked as a drama therapist with children, adults and groups. Moved to Dobbs Ferry 15 year ago.

Village Experience

  • Deputy Mayor since 2017
  • Elected to Board of Trustees 8 years ago
  • Liaison to Planning Board, Traffic Committee, Conservation Advisory Board, Tree Committee
  • Former liaison to Youth Services Council and Wildlife Committee
  • Member of ADA Compliance Review Committee
  • Former member of Youth Services Council, Traffic Committee and Downtown Improvement Committee
  • Proposed legislation for Complete Streets Policy, Support for Immigrants Resolution and Payment in Lieu of Parking
  • Produced the Parking Management Workshop, Deer Management Workshop and the Feline Trap Neuter and Replace Workshop
  • Help secure grants for Safe Routes to School and the 5 Village Route 9/Tappan Zee Bridge Pedestrian/Bike Route StudyMember of Dobbs Ferry Democratic Committee since 2007, and former Committee Recording Secretary

Nicole Sullivan

Trustee

Background
Partner in law firm White and Williams specializing in international and domestic commercial litigations; resident of Dobbs Ferry for 13 years, married with four children (ages 25, 13, 11, 9) who all attended or are attending Dobbs Ferry Public Schools; Girl Scout leader.​

Village Experience

  • Elected Trustee 2016, reelected 2018
  • Director, Local Development Corporation
  • Liaison to Library Board of Trustees
  • Liaison to Recreation Commission
  • Liaison to Friends of Waterfront Park
  • Liaison to Children's Village Community Advisory Committee
  • Former liaison to Senior Citizens Program
  • Chair, Ad Hoc Code Committee
  • Member, Facilities Committee
  • Involved in infrastructure improvements (Embassy Center, Gould Park Pool, Gould Park Playground, Memorial Pool)

Michael Patino

Trustee

Background
Michael is the owner of Michael Patino Architecture, an architecture, planning and design firm in New York City. He is a fourth generation Dobbs Ferry resident, graduate of Dobbs Ferry High School, Bard College and The City College of New York. Michael is married to Rachelle Stephens and the two have lived in Dobbs Ferry since 2010. Their daughter Madeleine attends Springhurst Elementary School.​

Village Experience

  • Chairman, Dobbs Ferry Architecture and Historic Review Board, 2016-2020

Vincent Rossillo

Mayor

Background
Partner in the law firm Fine, Olin & Anderman, which represents labor unions and union members; resident of Dobbs Ferry for 29 years; former coach of AYSO soccer teams; married with 3 daughters who all attended Dobbs Ferry public schools. Advisory Board Member - Mt. Sinai Selikoff Center for Occupational Health - Hudson Valley.

Village Experience

  • Mayor in 2019
  • ​Elected Trustee Nov. 2011; re-elected 2013, 2015 & 2017
  • ​Involved with all major infrastructure improvements since 2011- as Mayor completed the Gould Park Pool and Embassy Community Center
  • Director, Local Development Corporation
  • Liaison to the Zoning Board of Appeals and Architectural & Historical Review Board
  • ​Liaison to the Youth Services Council 2011-2017
  • ​Liaison to the Dobbs Ferry Volunteer Ambulance Corp. 2011-2017
  • Village Administrator Search Committee
  • Involved with all major infrastructure improvements (Waterfront Park, Embassy Club, Gould Park Pool)
  • Advocate against Rivertowns Square
  • Involved with Budget Process since 2011 and labor negotiations since 2015; as Mayor, the Village implemented a  fiscally responsible budget with no cuts to services.  Also add line - Guided the Village during the COVID-19 pandemic.

David Koenigsberg

Village Justice

Background
Partner in the law firm Menz Bonner Komar & Koenigsberg LLP, White Plains, NY, representing whistleblowers in government fraud cases; resident of Dobbs Ferry for 32 years; married with three children, who all attended Dobbs Ferry public schools; graduate of Fordham University School of Law, J.D., and Williams College, B.A., Economics; former Assistant U.S. Attorney and Law Clerk to U.S. District Judge.​

Village Experience

  • Elected Village Justice 2017
  • Elected Village Trustee 2006-2014
  • Deputy Mayor 2007-2009
  • Trustee, Dobbs Ferry Historical Society, 2003-present
  • Director, Friends of Dobbs Ferry Waterfront Park, Inc.
  • Former Coach, Dobbs Ferry Little League
  • Former Referee, AYSO 

Maura Daroczy

Trustee

Background
Opening Director of Sales in hospitality industry. She has worked in the Westchester market for over 25 years. Has lived in Westchester for years 30 years. Resident of Palisade Street in Dobbs Ferry for 13-years with her two daughters who attend Dobbs Ferry public schools. Board member of the Westchester Hispanic Chamber of Commerce and Promise to Aid Charitable Organization.​

Village Experience

  • Elected Trustee in 2017 and 2019
  • ​Liaison to the Youth Service Council, Beautification Committee, Tree Commission and Housing Board of Appeals
  • Member of Ad Hoc Citizens Committee on Proposed Code Changes and Downtown Task Force
  • Advocate for making the development at 75 Main Street fit the neighborhood environment
  • Advocate for structuring the Village residential parking permits
  • Member of the Downtown Improvement Task Force
  • ​​Liaison to the new Human Rights & Diversity committee

Larry Taylor

Trustee

Background
Working in the financial services industry for over 30 years, Larry Taylor is currently a Managing Director at StoneCastle Securities in New York City.   Larry and his wife, Shannon Stringer, have lived in Dobbs Ferry with their two sons for 19 years.  Their sons, Terry and Keene, are both graduates of Dobbs Ferry High School.​​

Village Experience

  • Appointed as Village Trustee in May 2016, won re-election in November 2016 and 2018
  • Director Dobbs Ferry Local Development Company
  • Liaison to Citizens Budget Committee
  • Liaison to Sustainability Task Force
  • Formerly served as Liaison to Seniors, Library and AHRB
  • Served on Downtown Improvement Committee and helped form the new Dobbs Ferry Chamber of Commerce