Councilman Jason Chapin
Jason has lived in New Castle with his wife, Chrissy, and their three children since 1997. Their children attend Greeley high school and the Bell middle school. Jason is a program manager at The WorkPlace, a not-for-profit organization, and he manages a statewide program that helps people facing foreclosure increase their income and keep their home.
Jason has spent the past 20 years in job training while working for CUNY, SUNY and The WorkPlace. In addition, he serves on the board of the Child Care Council of Westchester and The Harry Chapin Foundation. Jason is a Deacon at The First Congregation Church of Chappaqua and a former coach for his kids’ baseball, soccer and basketball teams. Jason graduated with a B.A. from Colgate University and an M.B.A. from Fordham University. Jason previously served on the Town Board from 2000 to 2003. His major accomplishments during his first term include supporting renovations to the Community Center, Senior Center, Art Center, Town Hall and the train station.
He was also behind adding athletic fields at Gedney Park and Amsterdam and building the skate park. And, he helped pave the way for sidewalks along Rt. 133 in Millwood and Rt. 120 in Chappaqua and purchasing and preserving more than 200 acres of open space.
Jason was elected to a second term in 2011 and has focused his efforts on attracting more businesses to the Town to broaden the commercial tax base and making the Chappaqua and Millwood hamlets more merchant- and shopper-friendly. He has also concentrated on budget issues ranging from collecting outstanding taxes to increasing the reserve fund to maintaining the Town’s triple A bond rating to minimizing tax increases and staying within the tax cap.
Jason is committed to working closely with the new board members and expects to spend most of his time working on the Master Plan update, major land use projects, completing the sewer project for Yeshiva, Riverwoods and Random Farms, managing the Town’s finances and maintaining the overall high quality programs and services that residents enjoy. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Councilwoman Elise K. Mottel
Elise has lived in New Castle with her husband Mark and their two children for over 20 years. Both their children graduated from Horace Greeley High School. A partner at Seiden & Schein, P.C., a boutique real estate law firm based in Manhattan, Elise specializes in the representation of developers in a wide range of real estate transactions, principally in New York City, including the development and financing of affordable housing and mixed use projects, condominium and cooperative development, and acquisitions, sales and leasing.
Elise graduated with a B.A. in American Studies from Brandeis University and a J.D. from Hofstra University School of Law.
Elise has served on the New Castle Town Board for 10 years (January 1, 2004 to the present) and served as Deputy Town Supervisor from 2008 through 2013. She has focused on the revitalization of downtown Chappaqua, resulting in renovations at the train station, the South Greeley parking lot, the 120 bridge, the Gazebo, new crossings, sidewalks and other improvements. In Millwood, she supported improvements such as the 9-11 memorial, sidewalks and lighting, two new ball fields at Amsterdam Park and the new Gedney Park path.
Throughout her term, Elise concentrated on fiscal responsibility, insuring that the Town maintained its Triple A bond rating, staying within the property tax cap and minimizing tax increases while maintaining a high level of services, and on shared services with other municipalities (i.e., the Millwood Water Treatment Plant which is shared with Pleasantville) and the School district.
Elise is committed to working with the entire Town Board and staff to maintain the Town’s Triple A bond rating, increase the reserve fund and keep taxes within the property tax cap. She intends to lend her expertise to Town Hall and residents on a host of critical matters including the Master Plan update, completion of the sewer project along Route 100, and affordable housing.
Elise will continue her efforts to make New Castle a sustainable and “green” community, encouraging the use of “clean pass” cars, LED lighting, recycling, energy efficiency and “green buildings” and reducing our carbon footprint. Her priority is to improve communications from Town Hall, and she is excited about many of the new ideas proposed by Rob, Lisa and Adam to communicate with and engage New Castle residents. Email: email@example.com