Wartburg to Host Mount Vernon City Council Candidates Debate on Wednesday, August 28


Wartburg is pleased to host a Democratic Primary City Council Debate on its campus on Wednesday, August 28, from 6:30 pm to 9 pm. The seven candidates who have agreed to participate are incumbent Mount Vernon City Council members: Yuhanna Edwards and Roberta Apuzzo, along with candidates Andre Bailey, Maria Caracalla, Marcus Griffith, Damon Jones and Damaris Mone. The Westchester County Homeowners’ Coalition (WCHC) is sponsoring this event for the community in concert with several community organizations including: the Fleetwood Neighborhood Association, Oakwood Heights Homeowners’ Association, Chester Hill Park Neighborhood Association, Lorraine Terrace Condominiums and Fleetwood Residents.

“We are pleased to be able to bring such an important event to our campus,” said David Gentner, President and CEO of Wartburg. “The residents of Mount Vernon will benefit from a valuable open debate about the key issues facing the city today. We are excited to provide the venue for the city council candidates to express their ideas and strategies that will define their vision for the future of our city.”

“The WCHC organization is committed to fellow homeowners and citizens of Mount Vernon, to produce a debate platform that will differentiate the quality of the city council candidates,” said Derickson K. Lawrence, Chair of WCHC.

Seating is limited, so an early arrival is recommended; the debate will begin promptly at 7 pm. The audience will have an opportunity to complete question cards for the candidates upon arrival. Those unable to attend are invited to submit questions at

The Primary election will be held on Tuesday, September 10, 2013.

About WCHC

The organization’s mission is to advocate on behalf of homeowners of Westchester County on issues that impact property taxes, fiscal reform, community preservation, and quality of life.

About Wartburg

Recently recognized by U.S. News & World Report as one of the “Best Nursing Homes in New York State”, Wartburg ( is a not-for-profit Lutheran ministry, serving people of all faiths with a full range of residential options and health-related services for older area adults and their families. Wartburg offers skilled nursing care, rehabilitation, Alzheimer’s and dementia care, assisted and independent living, adult day services, home care, pastoral care and monthly caregiver support groups. Wartburg is a member organization of the National Center for Creative Aging.

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