• Bringing Jobs Back to Yonkers with New Retail and Residential Development:

    As City Council President, Chuck shepherded the approval of close to $2 billion in major development projects for the city, including SFC's downtown revitalization, Ridge Hill and HOPE VI / Mulford Gardens/Ashburton Avenue.

  • Protecting the Environment:

    Chuck's City Council created a Green Policy Task Force that brought hundreds of thousands of federal dollars to the city to reduce noxious bus emissions and helped bring the Science Barge to the waterfront.

  • Protecting the Environment:

    Chuck's City Council created a Green Policy Task Force that brought hundreds of thousands of federal dollars to the city to reduce noxious bus emissions and helped bring the Science Barge to the waterfront.

  • Improving our Schools:

    Obtained increase in state funding for schools, resulting
    in improved test scores.

    Led City Council to provide more than $200 million to bring our
    school facilities into the 21st Century.

    Secured funding for important programs in arts,
    music, and athletics.

  • Protecting Our Schools

    Improving our Schools:

    Obtained increase in state funding for schools, resulting
    in improved test scores.

    Led City Council to provide more than $200 million to bring our
    school facilities into the 21st Century.

    Secured funding for important programs in arts,
    music, and athletics.

  • Chuck Promotes Transparency in Government

    Chuck works to ensure greater public input and open communication with the people of Yonkers. Thanks to his efforts, all council meetings and most council committee meetings are now broadcast on Cablevision channel 78 and Fios channel 39.

Come Celebrate Chuck’s 54th Birthday!

You’re Invited to Celebrate
Yonkers City Council President
Chuck Lesnick’s
54th Birthday

(on his actual birthday)

Chuck Lesnick

Thursday, June 6, 2013
5:30 PM – 8:00 PM

at
Heritage Bar & Restaurant
960 McLean Avenue, Yonkers, NY

(Less than a mile from the Woodlawn Metro North Station and #4 Subway or metered parking on street)

Music by Unchartered Territory
featuring Steve Golub

“the greatest saxophone player you’ve never of …”
and recording artist Donna Pretlow

To draw attention to restoring music and arts programs in the City’s budget for the Yonkers Public Schools, we will hear the young talent of
2012 Yonkers Jr. Idol
Maya Katyajini Ghosh Lisbin

&
“The Enchanting Neophyte”
accompanied by local wonder Oscar Sanchez


Birthday Celebration Ticket Prices




Space is limited and we need a head-count, so please RSVP no later than Monday, June 3rd to RSVP@chuck-lesnick.com or 914/954-3039.

Payment may also be made at the door. Checks are payable to:
Friends of Chuck Lesnick, PO Box 16, Yonkers, NY 10702

Contributions are not tax-deductible for income tax purposes.

2012 News and Events

President Barack Obama and Vice-President Joe Biden with their families after the president’s victory speech in Chicago on Election night. Photo: Jerome Daly/AP

  “I have always believed that hope is that stubborn thing inside us that insists, despite all the evidence to the contrary, that something better awaits us so long as we have the courage to keep reaching, to keep working, to keep fighting.” — President Barack Obama

 

Dear Friend:

In the hours since this year’s presidential campaign ended, news services,  think-tanks, political strategists and elected leaders across the nation digested all of the polling data and concluded that the American people desperately want an end to the gridlock and acrimony that has defined politics for the last two years. Indeed, it is time to put aside partisan differences and come together to “keep reaching, to keep working, to keep fighting” to deliver on all the greatness our country has to offer.

Locally, I want to congratulate our federal and state delegation on great successes. The public recognized that the dedicated men and women who work hard to make our cities and state better should return to Washington and to Albany to face the challenges and seek solutions, improve the economy and represent the middle class during these difficult times. My heartiest congratulations to NYS Senator-elect George Latimer (D-37), NYS Assemblywoman Shelley Mayer (D-93) and US Senator Kirstsen Gillibrand (D-NY) on their first term victories. With Tuesday’s election, New Yorkers overwhelmingly approved of their abilities to govern and legislate in a bi-partisan manner for the public good.

As we move forward with a hopeful return to civility, we must also prepare for the next challenge - next year’s Westchester County races.  Over the last few years we have witnessed a Tea Partyist county executive’s attempt to dominate the county board of legislators and try to push through a radical agenda that threatens to cut vital services instead of protecting our middle class. His ongoing battle with HUD on affordable housing, deep cuts to child care and bus routes that our residents rely and depend on, refusal to reopen Sprain Ridge pool and reversal on Low Income Housing Fund infrastructure commitments (like the Larkin Plaza parking garage that would help Greyston provide good affordable housing) has cost Yonkers taxpayers $2.5 million. It is time to end the rancor and discourse and elect a leader who will stand up for working families and work with our county legislature as an equal partner.

I hope you can join with me on Monday, November 26, at the historic Grand Roosevelt Ballroom in Yonkers, as we celebrate this year’s victory with NYS Senator-elect George Latimer and prepare for the future.

— Chuck

Please Join
Yonkers City Council President
Chuck Lesnick
For Cocktails and Eastern Cuisine
With Special Guest
N.Y. State Senator-Elect
George Latimer
and
Musical Entertainment by Jan Leder
Monday, November 26, 2012
6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
at
Nawab Restaurant

Grand Roosevelt Ballroom, 2 Hudson Street, Yonkers, NY

(Free Parking is available in the lot at the corner of Riverdale Ave. and Hudson St.)

To RSVP, please email
RSVP@Chuck-Lesnick.com
 or call 914.613.7668
before Friday, November 23rd.


Ticket Prices




Payment may also be made at the door. Checks are payable to:
Friends of Chuck Lesnick, PO Box 16, Yonkers, NY 10702

Contributions are not tax-deductible for income tax purposes.

Lesnick to Chair State Democratic Municipal Officials Organizational Meeting in Albany

Gathering of State Officials to Run Prior to Meeting with NY Conference of Mayors

Yonkers, New York: February 24, 2012 – Yonkers City Council President Chuck Lesnick, the Acting Chair of the New York State Chapter of the Democratic Municipal Officials (NYSDMO), will be in Albany on Sunday, February 27th, at 4:00 p.m., to chair the state chapter organizational meeting. The meeting will take place at the Hotel Albany at 40 Lodge Street, Albany, NY.

The NYSDMO meeting will be held immediately prior to the two-day long 2012 New York Conference of Mayor’s (NYCOM) Winter Legislative Meeting that begins at 6:00 p.m. NYSDMO is looking for individuals to take a leadership role [First Vice-Chair, Secretary, Treasurer, Member-at-Large, Regional Vice-Chairs].

About the Democratic Municipal Officials

As a constituency organization of the Democratic National Committee (DNC), Democratic Municipal Officials (DMO) is the Democratic voice in local politics and the local voice in Democratic politics. The largest coalition of Democratic officials in the United States, DMO represents more than 50,000 Democratic leaders in local governments of all sizes, geographies, and composition.

DMO’s membership meets twice-yearly (March and December) during the National League of Cities (NLC) conferences. The Executive Board meets with the Advisory Board again in the late summer/early fall. DMO’s current efforts focus on three new initiatives: Building a Democratic Future, Investing in Tomorrow’s National Leadership, and Crafting Solutions for America’s Challenges.

DMO is led by an Executive Board of local elected officials from across the country, including current Chair Eric Garcetti, Los Angeles City Council President and Chair Emeritus Joe Moore, a Chicago Alderman. DMO is actively expanding its leadership base and is voting in a new Council of State Chairs soon to represent every state and territory. Chuck Lesnick, the Council President of Yonkers has been designated the Acting State Chair for the New York chapter, and is actively seeking fellow Democratic Municipal Officials from throughout the state to establish a strong, solid NYS chapter.


Members of the press can contact the council president directly at
914-954-3039 or via e-mail at clesnick@aol.com following the meeting at 6:00 p.m.