GREENBURGH, N.Y. -- The Greenburgh Town Board will appoint Andre Early as Interim Commissioner of the Department of Community Resources -- Theodore Young Community Center -- tonight at the Town Board meeting.
Early replaces Bill Carter, who served as commissioner since 2008. Carter died last month.
Early is a native New Yorker having been raised in the Parkway Homes section within the Town of Greenburgh. He graduated from Valhalla High School and attended Hampton University in Hampton, Va. Early continues to have strong ties to the Greenburgh and White Plains communities; as a member and former officer of Bethel Baptist Church in White Plains, a member of the New York Hampton Alumni Club, a member of Bright Hope Lodge #62, and a mentor to youth.
Throughout the late 70’s and early 80’s, Early was a camper and eventually became a counselor with the FGCC (TDYCC) sponsored summer camp. In later years, Early ensured that his parents, Wallace B. and Senora Ann Early, took advantage of programs sponsored by Theodore Young Community Center and the Town of Greenburgh. Whether it was participating in the weekly art classes, being nourished by the Nutrition Program or attending the annual Summer Jazz Series, the Early family have been positively effected by the Theodore D. Young Community Center.
Prior to his appointment, Early served as Deputy Commissioner of the department and worked as the Director of Undergraduate & University Affairs for the Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity International Headquarters in Philadelphia. His additional professional experience includes serving as a Community Disaster Specialist with the American Red Cross of Bergen County and a Youth Aide with the City of White Plains Youth Bureau.
Early brings energy and passion that will assist the department with staying true to its stated mission, to positively impact the lives of those in the surrounding community and beyond.