Scarsdale’s new mayor, Bob Steves, was sworn into office this morning.
Steves, who ran unopposed, secured the mayorship with a total of 235 votes in March’s election.
The mayorship in the 17,000 person village is a volunteer position. As an unspoken rule, Scarsdale mayors never seek re-election at the end of their two-year terms. The former mayor, Miriam Levitt Flisser, was a practicing pediatrician who never missed a single board meeting during her tenure.
Before ascending to the mayorship, Steves served as a trustee for the village and has held numerous positions, including working as an assistant treasurer at Fordham University. Steves hopes to increase government transparency in the town by holding meetings that explain how and why certain decisions are made throughout his term.