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Village Trustee Joan Grangenois-Thomas Appointed Deputy Mayor

PORT CHESTER, NY – Joan Grangenois-Thomas, who is serving in her second term as a trustee for the Village of Port Chester, was appointed Deputy Mayor during the reorganization meeting held on Tuesday, April 4. In a vote of 5-1, Grangenois-Thomas became the first Black woman to be appointed Deputy Mayor. Mayor Luis Marino, the village’s first Latino mayor, nominated her. She will serve at the pleasure of the mayor, who serves a two year term. Marino was re-elected for his second term in the recent March election. The village had been without a deputy mayor since Marino was first elected in 2021. Among other duties, the deputy mayor will preside over official meetings when the mayor is not available. “I am excited and grateful for the opportunity and the confidence the mayor has in me,” said Grangenois-Thomas. “There’s so much we can accomplish and I look forward to doing my part,” she said.


Joan was first elected to the Board of Trustees in March of 2019, becoming the first Black woman to be elected. At the time, a woman had not been seated as a trustee in more than 20 years. Port Chester had its first female mayor when Christine Korff was elected in 1995. She served three terms.


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