Brice, Mazzaro Appointed to Board of Education
August 23, 2018
Dear Pelham Community,
We are pleased to announce that John Brice and Vincent Mazzaro will be appointed to the Board of Education at our meeting on Tuesday, August 28 at 8:15 pm in the Pelham Middle School Library.
Mr. Brice and Mr. Mazzaro were selected by the Board after interviews with 11 candidates who applied for the two vacant seats. Each term will run for the remainder of the year and will be up for regular election in May.
“On behalf of the Board, I am thrilled to welcome John and Vincent to their new roles,” said Board of Education President Sue Bratone Childs. “Both the number of applicants and their breadth of experience made the decision-making process very difficult and I would like to thank everyone who took the time to apply. The Board extensively discussed the specific type of experience we need this year, and unanimously felt that these two candidates will best complement the strengths of our current board members. We believe that John and Vincent add specific skills that will make us a stronger team as we begin implementation of the bond projects, develop a new Strategic Plan, and continue our roles as fiduciaries of the District’s resources.”
Mr. Brice, an architect, is a 32-year resident of Pelham and previously served on the Board of Education from 2001-2010, including four years as president. He has most recently served on the Bond Steering Committee where his professional expertise proved valuable during the pre-bond feasibility study. He has also served on the Pelham Manor Zoning Board of Appeals and Planning Board, as well as the Village of Pelham’s Architectural Review Board.
Mr. Mazzaro is a Certified Public Accountant who serves as Chief Operating Officer for Samuel A. Ramirez & Co., Inc. He has deep financial experience including a strong understanding of the issues surrounding municipal finance. Throughout his 24 years as a resident of Pelham, Mr. Mazzaro has been heavily involved in youth sports, was a member of the Town Recreation Commission, and previously served as Treasurer for Friends of Pelham Sports, which spearheaded the fundraising effort to install a turf field at the Glover complex.
Please join us in welcoming Mr. Brice and Mr. Mazzaro to the Board and thank you for your continued support.
The Pelham Board of Education
Sue Bratone Childs, President
Jessica DeDomenico, Vice President
Peter S. Liaskos
Jessica R. Young