Larchmont Village Clerk Eileen Finn's years of service to the village was recognized this week when she was given the New York State Conference of Mayors and Municipal Officials Service award at the Board of Trustees meeting.
Mayor Anne McAndrews pointed to one specific aspect of Finn’s service as the reason for the accolade.
“Longevity,” said McAndrews. “She has been a village employee for 35 years.”
Finn has served as village clerk for 23 years. Prior to that she served as deputy clerk and was an employee in the engineer’s office.
Some responsibilities of the village clerk include taking the minutes at board meetings, handling parking permits and issuing various types of licenses. The village clerk also acts as the Records Access Officer for public Freedom of Information Law, or FOIL, requests.
McAndrews said that Finn’s performance of these responsibilities as well as others has made her a vital part of the community.
“She is the glue that holds the village together,” said McAndrews.
When asked which part of the job she was most fond of, Finn said, “Everything. From the residents to the board I’ve enjoyed every bit of the job.”