PELHAM MANOR, N.Y. Lou Annunziata became the newest member of the Village of Pelham Manor Board of Trustees at Monday night's meeting.
Judge Stephen Huff administered the Oath of Office to Annunziata, who replaces trustee Mark Bruckmann, who left the board in late August. Annunziata has been the chairman of the village's zoning board of appeals for 15 years and was chairman of the planning board for 10 years before that.
Annunziata said his appointment to the board is an extension of that previous volunteer work.
"I think this is a next step to continuing my service," Annunziata said. "I enjoy the challenge."
Mayor James O'Connor praised Annunziata for his service to Pelham Manor.
"I'm extremely pleased to have Lou joining us," O'Connor said. "We're extremely fortunate to have a person of Lou's expertise."
Annunziata was extremely involved in the planning of the homes on Esplanade at Boston Post Road. He was also part of a citizens' committee to get a sound barrier on Interstate 95.
He and his wife have lived in Pelham Manor for three decades. He has been a dentist for 38 years and has worked professionally in Pelham Manor for 25 years. He and his wife have four daughters, all of whom attended Prospect Hill School. He is also a longtime member of the Pelham Country Club.
Annunziata said his knowledge of the workings of the board will help him carry out his duties as trustee.
"If I can continue the excellence with which the board is run, that would be a big part of what I want to accomplish," Annunziata said.
Contact Pelham reporter Andrew Meola at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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