Nicholas Allison, a political newcomer who works on Wall Street for a financial utility, will fill the vacancy on the Mamaroneck Village Board of Trustees created when Tom Murphy resigned on June 1.
Mayor Kathy Savolt made the appointment, and Mr. Allison took the oath of office on Friday, June 12.
A Westchester native, Mr. Allison and his wife, Chari, moved to the Rye Neck section of Mamaroneck Village in 2006 “specifically for the schools,” he said. They have three children, Sydney, 11, and 7-year-old twins Olivia and Julian.
Since moving to Mamaroneck, Mr. Allison has become president of the Stuart Avenue Association and treasurer and den leader for a local Cub Scout pack.
Mayor Savolt had urged residents to apply for the open seat. “Ultimately, seven residents, each qualified in their own way, indicated their interest in serving on the Board of Trustees,” said the mayor. “I feel blessed to have had so much interest in the position and thank everyone for offering their time and talent to public service. I am pleased to have Nick join the Board and look forward to working with him.”
A Democrat, Mr. Allison joins a board with four other Democrats. “I am excited to get started and face the issues that we have in Mamaroneck,” he said.
Among the issues he mentioned was water. “We’re very close to the water, here on Stuart Avenue, so I’m interested in water quality and cleaning up the Sound. “
Asked about areas of expertise, he said, “I’ve spent 20 years in IT. Project management and understanding IT are my strengths. I work with a budget and with contracts and vendors – that will give me an advantage. ” Mr. Allison has a Bachelor of Science in Communications from St. John’s University in Queens and a Masters in Computer Science from Pace University.