Lois Bronz, 90, A Westchester Pioneer Passes

Lois Bronz (westchesterlegislators.com)

Lois Bronz, the first black woman to be elected to the County board of legislators and the first black women to lead the County board, has passed away at age 90. County Executive George Latimer said, “Westchester lost a true friend in Lois Bronz.”

Bronz worked in education for 32 years and was elected to the Greenburgh Town council in 1976. She then was appointed as Deputy Town Supervisor and served the town for 16 years. She also served on the board Lois Bronz Children’s Center, as Director on the boards of Children’s Village in Dobbs Ferry, Westchester Coalition, Westchester Community Opportunity Program, United Way of Westchester, Westchester Arts Council, and the Hudson Valley Council for Senior Citizens.

“As the first African-American and the first woman elected chair of the Westchester County Board of Legislators, she was a pioneer, trailblazer and role model for people throughout the county,” said State Senator Andrea Stewart-Cousins.

Lois Bronz has left behind a great legacy in Westchester.

Source: Spotlight on Yonkers

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