Croton United is pleased to announce the nomination of Mark Aarons and Dan McNatty as its candidates for the two open trustee seats on the Croton Village Board.
“We are very proud to once again offer village residents a slate of candidates that will bring both proven experience and new ideas to our village board,” said Croton United Chair Roseann Schuyler. “Mark and Dan bring a wealth of professional knowledge to the table which will be critical as we deal with the challenges of keeping taxes low and levels of service high.”
Mark Aarons lives in Croton with his wife, Karen, and their two sons, Grant and Brady. A 20-year resident of the village, he has been a Cub Scout den leader, baseball and football coach, a member of the Croton-Harmon school district transportation committee, and a five-year member of the Croton Planning Board.
Mark is a Vice-President and Deputy General Counsel for Modell’s Sporting Goods where he is regularly engaged in contract review, construction, budgeting and regulatory issues. He has also served as a valued panel member of the American Arbitration Association, where he was considered an expert on advanced arbitration techniques.
The Aarons love all the outdoor recreation opportunities that Croton has to offer. They keep a boat on the Hudson River and greatly value Croton’s hiking trails, parks and nature preserves. Mark is particularly proud of his involvement as a co-founder the New York Public Interest Research Group (NYPIRG) and the work the organization continues to do in the areas of environmental protection, consumer rights, government reform, and other vital issues.
“From my five years on the village planning board, it seems to me that there are so many ways in which to enrich the experience of living in our wonderful village,” said Mark. “By bringing my thirty plus years as a lawyer to the village board, I believe I can be a valuable asset in facing some of the challenges ahead of us, while focusing on a future full of vitality, hopefulness, and community spirit.”
Dan McNatty was born in New Zealand, moved to the United States 20 years ago and became a proud American citizen 4 years ago. He and his wife, Hayley, have lived in Croton for 10 years and have two sons. Dan has worked in finance for 20 years in Hong Kong, London and New York. His volunteer activities include acting as an accountant for Rebuilding Together NYC (a nonprofit housing organization dedicating to improving the homes and lives of low-income New Yorkers), treasurer for the Croton Harmon Education Foundation (CHEF), and seven years of coaching Croton AYSO.
“I’m running for Village trustee because I believe I can make a positive impact in the role,” said Dan. “We face many challenges as a Village, in particular, ensuing we continue to provide the services necessary to maintain the quality of life we enjoy here while doing so in a fiscally responsible manner. I believe we need a healthy and transparent debate at the board level where diverse opinions are brought to the table and discussed rationally in order to meet these challenges. I can work effectively with different people in order to build consensus and get things done.”
Croton United is a bipartisan community organization—not a political party—made up of Democrats, Republicans and Independents who believe that national parties and partisanship have no role in village government. We receive no funding from local, county, state or national political parties. Our only focus is on village issues. Our only goal is to do what’s best for all village residents.