Village of Ossining Announces New Village Manager
The Village of Ossining is pleased to announce the appointment of Abraham Zambrano as Village Manager. Mr. Zambrano, who assumes the role on Wednesday, May 27, will take over for Richard Leins, who served the Village for more than a decade and retired after a six-year tenure in the position.
Nestled along the Hudson River, Ossining is a culturally diverse, affordable place to live, rich in both history and natural beauty. Approximately 25,600 people reside in the three and one half square miles of this historic Village, which boasts extensive shopping, dining and recreational programs; an award-winning school system; excellent municipal services; and easy access to mass transit.
As the Chief Executive and Administrative Officer, Abraham Zambrano will be responsible for the daily operations of the Village and Village Departments, including oversight of 171 full-time employees. He was formerly the Village Manager of the Village of Croton on Hudson, a position he held since January 2008. Prior to being appointed Village Manager, Mr. Zambrano served as Croton’s Village Treasurer/Deputy Manager and has also worked for the Villages of Briarcliff Manor, Ossining and Sleepy Hollow. He is fluent in Spanish.
“We look forward to Abe's leadership in furthering our goals of improving communication, government efficiency and a vibrant economy,” said Victoria Gearity, Mayor of the Village of Ossining. “The first three months of 2015 have been very productive and exciting for this Board. But no single decision will have as great an impact on our local government as the selection of Abe Zambrano to be our next Village Manager. Abe is the perfect fit for the Village of Ossining. We have great confidence in his success, and know that he will serve Ossining with integrity and dedication.”
Currently Vice President of the Westchester County Municipal Administrators Association, Mr. Zambrano is a member of various other local, state and national professional organizations including the International City/County Managers Association, NYS Managers Association, Government Financial Officers Association, NYS Government Financial Officers Association, and the Westchester County Municipal Clerks and Financial Officers Association.
Mr. Zambrano sits on the Board of Directors of the Energy Improvement Corporation and serves as the Comptroller of Sustainable Westchester. He is a member of the Buchanan-Cortlandt-Croton-on-Hudson 9-11 Remembrance Memorial Foundation, the Mid-Hudson Ambulance District, and the Town of Cortlandt’s Roundabout District Task Force. Mr. Zambrano received a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from Herbert H. Lehman College and a Master’s degree in Public Administration from Pace University. He and his wife, Patricia, have two sons and three granddaughters.
Ossining Village and Town Hall is located at 16 Croton Avenue in Ossining, NY. The Village Manager’s office can be reached at 914-941-3554 or by visiting www.villageofossining.org.
About the Village of Ossining
On April 2, 1813, the Village of Ossining became the first incorporated village in Westchester County to be state-chartered. Today, Ossining is a culturally diverse, affordable place to live, rich in both history and natural beauty. Approximately 25,600 people reside in the three and one half square miles of this historic Village on the Hudson River, which boasts extensive shopping, recreational programs, educational enrichment opportunities, and excellent municipal services. Ossining’s role in New York’s heritage has been recognized by its inclusion, as one of only 14 areas, in an Urban Cultural Park System designed to attract visitors to the State. Visit www.villageofossining.org for more information.