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"Westchester County Government" featured Dyson's Rachel Simon in "County Executive George Latimer Appoints Fourteen Members to the LGBTQ Advisory Board"

06/05/2018

"Westchester County Government" featured Dyson's Rachel Simon in "County Executive George Latimer Appoints Fourteen Members to the LGBTQ Advisory Board"

Westchester County Executive George Latimer has announced the appointment of fourteen members to the LGBTQ Advisory Board. Members of the Board include lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and allies with a broad range of backgrounds and experiences.

Latimer said: “I am eager to get to work with the LGBTQ Board, to bring Westchester County up to speed on the issues that matter to the LGBTQ communities. This dynamic group of people will be tasked with making recommendations about new legislation, services, programs, funding or anything else these advisors feel is appropriate.”

Chair of the LGBTQ Advisory Board Christopher Oldi said: “The Westchester County LGBTQ Advisory Board looks forward to working with the Latimer administration on ensuring that the needs of LGBTQ Westchester residents are being met throughout the County.  The Advisory Board is committed to having open and honest conversations with the new administration in order to provide any advice, guidance or assistance that is requested of the Board.  We thank the County Executive for his commitment to LGBTQ rights, and I appreciate being appointed to the Board.”

The newly appointed LGBTQ Advisory Board members are as follows:

Rachel Simon of North Salem, is the Associate Director of Multicultural Affairs & Diversity Programs, LGBTQQ Coordinator, LGBTQA Center Director and Professor of Gender studies at Pace University. Simon advises student groups and trains campus departments to best serve LGBTQQAI students through one-on-one projects, programming and training.

Read the full article here.