Since February 2016, I have been a Commissioner in the Millwood Fire District. I have been able to play a role in the continuing safety of our community by making sure our firefighters have the fire station, equipment, and firematics technology they need to protect our town. My fellow Fire Commissioners can attest to my leadership skills and ability to come up with creative solutions to complex problems.
As Senior Vice President at a $3B insurance company (2009-present, White Plains), I was responsible for budget and execution regarding all software development, product implementations, and corporate governance activities. I managed a $20M+ budget, built relationships with hundreds of vendors, negotiated dozens of contracts and statements of work each year, and managed large-scale technical implementations. I also built and managed a multi-disciplined team, which included over 100 full-time employees and contractors.
I am on the Chappaqua Central School District Finance Advisory Committee since 2018, which serves an advisory role to School District administrators regarding the development of the annual school budget and long-range planning.
I was on the Board of Directors of the Willowbrook Swim and Tennis Club from 2014-2015, where I oversaw the management of swim and tennis club activities, including facilities and personnel.
As a volunteer for the Chappaqua Children’s Book Festival for the last four years, and now as a board member, I have worked hard to make sure the festival is well planned and runs smoothly throughout the day while working with the festival’s numerous sponsors.
As a founding board member of Up2Us since 2015, I have volunteered hundreds of hours to educate and train voters and coordinate candidate campaign offices. I have also been a district leader for the New Castle Democratic Committee since 2015.
I’m comfortable making tough choices. One of the toughest things to do as a leader is to recognize when things are progressing well, and when things are not – and to change course when necessary. I believe this is a key skill needed in our leaders – to not allow ego to cloud your judgment, and to use the information at your disposal to make wise decisions. Anyone that has worked with me will vouch for my dedication, hard work, honesty, pragmatism, and ethical behavior in everything I do.
I have been a resident in Millwood since December 2004. I am married with two children - a senior and a freshman at Horace Greeley High School.
I attended MIT as an undergraduate student in chemistry (1990-1994), Brooklyn College as an undergraduate student in computer science (1994-1996), and Binghamton University as a graduate student in computer science (1996-1998). While at Brooklyn College, I became a certified EMT-D and was an active member in the Brooklyn College Ambulance Corp.
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I am humbled by the outpouring of support I've received throughout the 2019 election for New Castle Town Board. Thank you so much for your kind words and encouragement.
-- Jason Lichtenthal
Candidate for New Castle Town Board
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