MaryAnn Carr was appointed Bedford Town Supervisor in January 2021 to fill the seat vacated by Chris Burdick (now Assembly member). As the twice-elected Bedford Town Council person since 2016, MaryAnn was recently Deputy Supervisor and led the Democratic majority board to deliver a fiscally strong AAA bond rating as well as advocating for nationally-recognized local environmental protections. These past five years of public service, she has produced a track record of results that demonstrate her commitment to all the people of Bedford.
MaryAnn's career background is in computer technology, where she was a global IT consultant and senior project manager with Fortune 500 companies for more than 20 years. She received her Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science from Jackson State University and was an adjunct professor teaching computer programming at Manhanttanville College in Purchase.
She resides in Bedford where her daughter went to Bedford Central schools. She is an active member of Antioch Baptist Church, one of the oldest African American churches in Westchester County. She is currently Vice Chair of the Westchester County Democratic Committee and had been the Chair of the Bedford Democratic Committee for six years, and a District Leader for more than a decade.
Vision for Bedford
As the current Town Supervisor, MaryAnn is committed to serving the people of Bedford by continuing the accomplishments she has delivered for Bedford during her five years in public service:
Worked to achieve a AAA bond rating for Bedford during all five years of service, even maintaining all town services and employees despite the pandemic
Partnered with Congressman Sean Patrick Maloney and other federal officials to secure $1.9 million in Covid-related relief funding
Provided tax relief to 142 local families beset by weather and pandemic-induced economic challenges
Public Works that Work for All
Energetically championed passage of the referendum to implement the town’s Sewer Project phase 1 and phase 2, educating the business community about the environmental benefits and attaining 98% of the funding from governmental entities
Pushed for the $4.3 million renovation of the Bedford Hills Community Center, which includes upgrades for robust ADA compliance
Led the Antioch Project initiative, providing 13 families with high-quality affordable housing in the town
Inclusive Public Health & Wellbeing
Coordinating communications with local, state, and federal authorities to maintain vigilant attention on standards regarding Covid-19 testing and vaccination, to optimize prompt and equitable community access to proper care
Created the Senior Advocate position
Supported Westchester’s bipartisan Immigration Protection Act to enhance public trust
Environment & Sustainability
Partnered with Bedford2020 organization to combat climate change and initiated some of the most progressive climate policies in the state
Helped to relocate, upgrade, and expand the town’s Recycling Center for which we received a significant grant from the state of NY
Steered the town to adopt electric vehicles (EVs) for municipal use
Advanced the adoption of LED bulbs in the hamlet's public lighting fixtures
Broadened public access to Open Spaces in 2020 by acquiring 56 acres in Buxton Gorge, and working to make it accessible to the community in Bedford Hills
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