Westchester County Executive George Latimer is pleased to announce the appointment of Anthony Scarpino to chair the County’s Solid Waste Commission.

Latimer said: “Tony is perfectly suited to merge his years of judicial experience, private practice, law enforcement and public service to best serve the people of Westchester in this new role. While it may not be the most headline-grabbing function of County government, the work done by our Solid Waste Commission and its Executive Director Peri Kadanoff is essential to the daily quality of life Westchester residents expect and deserve.”

Born and raised in Mount Vernon, Judge Scarpino attended Mount Vernon High School and graduated with High Honors from the University of Connecticut.  Scarpino has served as a F.B.I. Special Agent, City Court Judge in Mount Vernon, Westchester County Court Judge, New York State Supreme Court Judge, Westchester Surrogate Court Judge and Westchester County District Attorney. Scarpino has also spent some of his career as an attorney in private practice, currently as a Partner at Dorf & Nelson L.L.P.

In his new role, Scarpino will be charged with presiding over the meetings and be in charge of the order and procedure, conducting meetings following Robert’s Rules of Order for the established procedure of Open Meetings, calling for special meetings and calling for votes on Resolutions.

Scarpino said: “It is an honor to receive this appointment from County Executive Latimer and I look forward to continuing my lifetime of service to the people of this County in my new role.”

Kadanoff said: “I am delighted to have Judge Anthony Scarpino as the new Chair of the Solid Waste Commission.  With his Law Enforcement experience, excellent legal mind, never-ending list of accomplishments and a deep commitment to public service, which is so important to the members of the Commission, I know he will be a great asset to the Commission and the people of Westchester County”