Wartburg to Host Mount Vernon Mayoral Debate Forum


Wartburg is pleased to host the Mt. Vernon, NY Democratic Primary Mayoral Debate Forum on its campus on Tuesday, August 25, from 6:30 pm to 9:00 pm. The six candidates invited to participate are: incumbent Mayor Ernest D. Davis; former Mayor Clinton I. Young, Jr.; Senator Ruth Hassell-Thompson; Comptroller Maureen Walker; City Council Person Richard Thomas; and City Council Person Deborah Reynolds. The Westchester County Homeowners’ Coalition (WCHC) is sponsoring this civic event in concert with several community organizations, including: The Mount Chamber of Commerce; the Fleetwood Neighborhood Association; Greater Centennial AME Zion Church; Oakwood Heights Homeowner’s 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 forum about the key issues facing the city today. We are excited to provide the venue for the mayoral 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 mayoral candidates,” said Derickson K. Lawrence, Chair of WCHC.

The forum will be moderated by FIOS/RNN political commentator Dominic Carter.

Seating is limited, so registration on WCHC’s website is required from August 17 – August 20. Doors open at 6:00 p.m. Early arrival is recommended as the forum will begin promptly at 7:00 pm. Question cards for the candidates will be distributed upon arrival, and/or can be submitted online, up to 24hrs before the start of the forum.

To ensure greater accessibility, the forum will be shown live at the following viewing locations in Mount Vernon: Greater Centennial-312 South Eighth Avenue; WCC MV Extension–17 South Fifth Avenue; MV Public Library—28 South 1st Avenue.

The Primary election will be held on Thursday, September 10, 2015.

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, the environment and quality of life.

About Wartburg

Wartburg is an award-winning provider of comprehensive senior services, including independent living, assisted living, Alzheimer’s/dementia care, skilled nursing, rehabilitation and hospice care. Its 34-acre campus in Mount Vernon serves seniors and their families in southern Westchester and the northern Bronx and now the NY Metro Area.  Wartburg’s nursing home has been recognized by U. S. News & World Report as among the “Best Nursing Homes in New York State for four consecutive years, in 2014.  Over the past few years, Wartburg has launched an ambitious building expansion program, including the Friedrichs Residence, with 61 independent living apartments, and a Rehabilitation and Adult Day Services Center, both opened in 2013.

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