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Greenburgh's Alfreda Williams Focuses on Children

Westchester County Legislator Alfreda Williams (D-Greenburgh) has made her district’s children her main focus. Motivated by the statistic that a person learns the most between ages 2 and 6, she made it her mission to help her town’s youngest residents.

While the economic downturn has hurt everyone, the county’s childcare programs have suffered, hurting many families, particularly those with preschool-aged children. She continually works to change that with other legislators and make things better for her youngest constituents.

“Children and their education is one of the most important things we have to deal with in this country,” said Williams. “I think we’re doing a terrible disservice to our children by not providing them with a proper education.”

Williams became a county legislator in 2008. She represents the 8th District, which includes Sleepy Hollow, Tarrytown, Elmsford  and part of Greenburgh. Supported by her predecessor, longtime County Legislator Lois Bronz, Williams won 65 percent of the vote on her first attempt at office. She chairs the legislature’s Community Services committee and sits on several others, including Legislation, Public Works, Housing and Government Reform.

Born in New York City and raised in Queens, Williams moved to Greenburgh with her family in 1974 because of its quality housing and good schools. From 1993 to 2007, she served as Greenburgh’s Town Clerk.

Active in the Greenburgh community, she was involved in the Greenburgh Central 7 PTA and served on the Greenburgh Health Center’s Board of Directors. She is a former member of the Black Democrats of Westchester and a former president of the White Plains/Greenburgh chapter of the NAACP.

Outside of work, Williams enjoys walking around her neighborhood, as well as listening to jazz music. She also likes to travel with her family. They have visited Brazil, China, England, Portugal, Italy, Spain and the West Indies.

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