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Mayor Thomas M. Roach

City of White Plains
Tom was born in White Plains, and currently resides in the Westminster Ridge section of the city with his wife, Beth and their two children. Tom received his bachelor’s degree from the University of Albany and his law degree from the University of Buffalo. He was the first person in his family to earn a four year degree and is a product of the public education system from Kindergarten through his law degree.

Tom began his legal career representing the poor with the Legal Aid Society in the Bronx. He then entered the private practice of law in Westchester County specializing in trial work.

In February of 2011, while serving as Council President, Tom became Acting Mayor. He was elected mayor in a special election shortly thereafter and won election to his first full term in office in November 2013 with 76% of the vote.

Tom has spearheaded important environmental and sustainability initiatives including banning the use of the dirtiest heating oils, creating the first dedicated bike lanes in the county, and establishing a network of electric vehicle charging stations in municipally owned parking structures.   Under Mayor Roach, the City has streamlined the solar permitting process and is replacing all of its street lights with LEDs.  It is also making energy efficient upgrades at City buildings and facilities.  Tom initiated textile recycling at the City's Gedney Yard.  This initiative diverted almost 14 tons of textiles from the waste stream in its first year.

My Speakers Sessions

Friday, September 15

12:45pm EDT