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Mayor Spano Appoints Lawrence Sykes to Yonkers Board of Education

Mayor Spano Appoints Lawrence Sykes to Yonkers Board of Education

Mayor Spano Appoints Lawrence Sykes to Yonkers Board of Education
Yonkers Mayor Mike Spano and new Yonkers Board of Instruction Trustee, Lawrence R. Sykes at Yonkers Metropolis Hall. Image by Maurice Mercado/Metropolis of Yonkers) 

On Feb. 28, Mayor Mike Spano swore in attorney Lawrence R. Sykes to the Yonkers Board of Education. As the newest trustee of the Yonkers Board of Education and learning, Sykes is section of a nine member Board, which is the official policy earning physique of the College District. 

“As we go on to supply our pupils with the ideal schooling achievable, I am happy to appoint Larry to the Board of Education as he delivers a exclusive point of view to the posture. Larry joins the Board with in-depth awareness and know-how in general public and personal legislation, complimenting and diversifying our exemplary Board. I am confident he will be a valuable asset to our students and District,” said Mayor Spano.

Lawrence R. Sykes is an legal professional engaged in the private observe of legislation for around 30 a long time in the places of litigation, true estate and municipal law.  He commenced his profession in the community sector, performing as a deputy Assistant Legal professional Standard for the State of New York, prosecuting businesses and folks engaged in fraudulent and misleading business practices in the Bureau of Customer Fraud and Protection. He went on to the Westchester County Attorney’s workplace, wherever he drafted contracts and supplied counsel to various county departments and organizations, as perfectly as litigating family court docket on behalf of Westchester County.  He has served in the potential of General Counsel for the Yonkers Parking Authority and as Basic Counsel for the Yonkers Group Growth Agency.  He has acted as Director of Particular Assignments for the Yonkers Place of work of Economic Development and as a Director for Economic Enhancement for the Brooklyn Bridge Park Advancement Company. In 2018, he was appointed as an Administrative Law Choose for the Westchester County Taxi & Limousine Commission. Sykes retains a juris doctor from Scenario Western Reserve College and Bachelor of Arts from Union Faculty.

A mother or father of four former Yonkers Public Educational institutions college students, Lawrence Sykes stated, “I want to thank Mayor Spano for supplying me this possibility to serve the Metropolis of Yonkers as a Trustee of the Board of Instruction. He and I concur that for Yonkers to be a community in which families want to live, do the job and enjoy, it is very important that we have an educational technique that equips our small children with the means and abilities to contend in a world financial state, so that they can go anywhere from right here.”

Sykes will exchange Andrea Brown on the Board and commences a new five-yr time period, which runs by way of 2026.

Board of Training President Rev. Steve Lopez explained, “The Trustees and I welcome Mr. Sykes and we search ahead to his contributions on the elaborate procedures that tutorial our faculty district’s perform. In addition, we want to thank Andrea Brown for her conscientious motivation to the young children and people in our faculty district.”

“On behalf of the Administrative Staff, we are keen to function with Trustee Sykes to continue on our relentless efforts to fortify and create the capacity for excellence in the Yonkers General public Schools” noted Dr. Edwin M. Quezada, Superintendent of Faculties.  “Thank you to Trustee Andrea Brown for the aid and astute insight you have delivered to our perform above the several years.”