Bill Bassell and Amy Fierman Moore are running for the two Manor Board of Trustee positions. They are honored to have received the Democratic nomination and are greatly looking forward to engaging with residents about the needs of Pelham Manor. They look forward to working in a bipartisan fashion with Republican members of the Board of Trustees to ensure that Pelham Manor remains a shining example of the American Dream.
Bill Bassell has been a resident of the Manor – with his wife and two sons – for over 20 years. He has been an educator for 38 years and a high school principal for the last 24, so he brings a long and active history of engagement in public service to the Trustee role. As a leader in his profession, Bill is responsible for mentoring principals, supporting those who want to become principals, and participating in the Cahn Fellows program, a fellowship recognizing "distinguished principals." In many ways, a high school is its own village, and Bill's work in managing HR, public works, safety/security, and legal compliance parallel many of the responsibilities of a village trustee.
Amy Fierman Moore is a proud graduate of Pelham Memorial High School, class of 1999, and has lived in Pelham for over 25 years. Amy's two children ages 3 and 5 are growing up here, which is why she cares so deeply about making sure Pelham Manor stays a great place to raise a family. Through her involvement with Junior League of Pelham, Pelham Children’s Center and Siwanoy School PTA, Amy demonstrates an unwavering commitment to our community. After graduating from Boston College with a degree in finance and accounting, Amy started at KPMG while becoming a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) and manager within the financial services practice. After KPMG, Amy went on to become a controller at a Manhattan hedge fund where she works today. As a CPA, she understands the story that budgeting numbers tell her and how to press for better answers. She would love to use this experience to help the Village of Pelham Manor run as efficiently and cost-effectively as possible.
Bill and Amy want to:
-- keep Manor debt free and property tax below 2% cap
-- work with other levels of government to extent possible to regain federal tax deductability of property tax
-- install more responsive system to report and track citizen-reported needs
-- make Manor government more transparent, by posting budgets online, live-streaming meetings, and improving the website
Amy and Bill, both tireless hard workers, are teaming up to bring their expertise and a bit of balance to the one-Party Manor Board of Trustees.