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County Executive George Latimer is proud to announce the appointment of André G. Early as Deputy Commissioner of the Westchester County Department of Parks, Recreation and Conservation.

County Executive George Latimer said: “André is a proven leader in developing recreation programs and will bring a fresh perspective to our nationally accredited, thriving parks system. We look forward to him bringing his expertise to the County level to expand on the great work PRC has done – especially since the increased use of our parks during Covid-19.”

Deputy Commissioner André Early said: “It is an honor and great opportunity to join such a well-regarded department. I look forward to getting to know the staff, visiting facilities and working on programming and other aspects of Westchester County Parks.”                                            

Early comes to the County from the Town of Greenburgh Department of Community Resources, which he served as Commissioner since 2016. He is skilled at addressing the diverse needs of communities, and possesses over 20 years of experience in management and operations.

Commissioner of the Department of Parks, Recreation and Conservation Kathy O’Connor said: “We are so happy to have André join our senior management team. This is the first time in a decade that we are adding a Deputy Commissioner to our vast department that includes 18,000 acres and 50 parks. Andre’s work will encompass many areas of our department.”

First Deputy Commissioner Peter Tartaglia said: “We welcome André to our nationally accredited parks system. His experience and work ethic will help us to move forward as we plan our second year during this ongoing pandemic.”

Early holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Management from Hampton University and Masters of Business Administration from Mercy College. He is a member of the Westchester County Human Rights Commission and Fair Housing Board, White Plains Juneteenth Heritage Committee, NAACP, Student Advocacy and Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc. New Rochelle-White Plains Alumni Chapter, to name a few.

Westchester County Parks owns and operates a wide range of facilities including six golf courses, pools and beaches, recreational parks, trailways and nature centers. Some unique facilities include Alfred B. DelBello Muscoot Farm, Kensico Dam Plaza, Lasdon Park, Arboretum and Veterans Memorial, Playland Park and the Westchester County Center. Westchester County Parks has been Nationally Accredited since 2003 through the National Recreation and Parks Association. It is the only nationally accredited parks system in New York.

Westchester County is committed to representing its diverse population across its departments. If you think you have the skills to further enhance our workforce, we encourage you to monitor employment opportunities with the County.