White Plains resident and attorney Seth Mandelbaum was recently elected Vice Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Friends of Westchester County Parks, the group announced Wednesday.
“We are very pleased to welcome Seth as Vice Chairman of Friends of Westchester County Parks,” said Joanne Fernandez, Chairperson of Friends of Westchester County Parks, in a statement. “His insight and passion for Westchester County parks is a great asset to the Board.”
Mandelbaum, a partner with McCullough, Goldberger & Staudt, LLP in White Plains, was appointed to the Board of Trustees for Friends of Westchester County Parks in 2011. He practices in the areas of land use and environmental law, municipal law and not-for-profit organizations. Mandelbaum is one of only a handful of attorneys in New York to be certified by the U.S. Green Building Council as a Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design Accredited Professional (LEED® AP).
“We strive to have a range of businesses and organizations represented on our Board,” added Joe Stout, Executive Director of Friends of Westchester County Parks. “We look forward to working with Seth as we continue to promote our county’s park system and ensure that it remains vibrant, green and integral to county life.”
Mandelbaum is admitted to the New York State Bar; the Connecticut State Bar; U.S. District Courts for the Southern, Eastern and Northern Districts of New York, and the District of Connecticut.
Additionally, he is a member of the New York State and Westchester County Bar Associations, as well as The Business Council of Westchester. In 2009, he was a recipient of The Business Council of Westchester “Rising Stars – 40 under 40” award. He was appointed as Co-Chair of the Environmental Law Committee of the Westchester County Bar Association in 2012.
Mandelbaum holds a J.D., cum laude, and an Environmental Law Certificate from Pace University School of Law, where he was an Articles Editor for the Pace Environmental Law Review; and a B.A. with honors from the University of Florida, where he majored in Environmental Policy.
He and his wife have two daughters.
Friends of Westchester County Parks is the only organization dedicated exclusively to promoting and supporting Westchester County parks. Friends of Westchester County Parks, which is governed by a Board of Trustees, secures and administers private funds that support the mission of the Westchester County Department of Parks, Recreation and Conservation. Funds rose through membership fees and donations are used for the sole benefit of Westchester’s parks. All donations are tax deductible.