County Executive George Latimer is extremely proud of Westchester’s diverse workforce – especially those who are women working in County Government. Latimer’s administration consists of a vast majority of high-ranking female professionals, more than any past administration, who have done an exemplary job for Westchester County. These women hold positions such as Director of Operations, Director of Communications and Director of Economic Development, as well as serving as Commissioners and Deputy Commissioners for many County departments.

To celebrate Women’s History Month, Westchester County Government will be profiling those women who have proven their leadership and passion for helping others. Each woman has their own story to tell, and each one is using their voice to make a difference across Westchester County. 

Westchester County Executive George Latimer said: “Women’s History Month is just one opportunity to celebrate the vital role of women in American history. We want to send a message to women across County government that helps them feel empowered, that encourages them to use the tools they have to create change. All of the women you will meet this month have joined our administration because they believed their background and perspective could help ensure a better life for the people of Westchester. As professionals and as successful women in government, I am proud of each and every one of them for their steadfast commitment towards improving the County we all love to call home.”

Meet Chair and CEO of the Taxi and Limousine Commission Leandra Eustache.

As the Chair and CEO of the Taxi and Limousine Commission (TLC), Eustache is responsible for the daily oversite of the office, including the licensing and regulation of all the for-hire vehicles in Westchester. The TLC plays a crucial role in public safety, as the drivers and the vehicles that are licensed are responsible for transporting hundreds of passengers throughout the County each day. As a mother to an eight-year-old son, Eustache says she is grateful to be part of a government community that is understanding of the challenges and obstacles that can lie in the way of women holding leadership positions.

Eustache said: “Obtaining positions of leadership doesn’t always seem possible. Being in such an important role is really important as an example for young people, and young people of color, who don’t think that it’s possible for them to succeed. I think it gives children of color hope.”