On Tuesday, November 21st, the Town received a letter of resignation from Councilwoman Kim Jeffrey, along with the following statement:
"It is with excitement, but also bittersweetness, that I am announcing today that I am going to start a new chapter of my life. As many know, along with being a Town Board member for 4 years, I have worked full time for Senator Carlucci for almost 5. These 2 roles have afforded me the wonderful opportunity to serve people in many ways. Recently, I have received a new opportunity to work for the Westchester District Attorney's Office. This new career precludes me from being an elected official, and therefore it is with a heavy heart that I will be resigning from the Board effective December 1st, 2017. It has been a hard decision to make, but it is the right decision for me and my family. The timing is unfortunate, but we do not always choose timing. I am so proud and humbled to have served you. I thank you immensely for your support, all the relationships I have forged, and all that I have learned and that you have taught me. I leave knowing that there is more to do, but proud of the work I have done, facilitated, or been part of. I thank this board and am confident that these honorable people will continue the hard work to keep supporting our community and moving forward. I am leaving this role but I will continue to serve in other ways and I will always be here for you, my community. Thank you for your support. Thank you for your trust. And thank you for allowing me to serve you."
Following the unexpected resignation of Town Councilwoman Kim Jeffrey due to unforeseen circumstances, The Town of Ossining is seeking letters of interest for a one-year appointment to the Town Board to be effective on January 1st, 2018. Please be advised that this appointment will end effective December 31st, 2018—the seat will be up for election in November of 2018 for the remaining three years of the unexpired term, beginning January 1st, 2019. All are welcome to apply.