GREENBURGH, NY-- Kevin Morgan's roots are woven across Greenburgh, and that's why, many say, it was only fitting that he became a councilman on the Town Board.
In the 2011 election, Morgan is running unopposed with endorsements from the Democratic, Working Family and Independence parties. During the past four years in office, he interacted in budget processes, advocated for other elected officials, and worked as the liaison to the police departments, the Department of Public Works, the Greenburgh Nature Center, between villages, and the Conservation Advisory Council.
"I grew up in the town my whole life," said Morgan, a lifelong Greenburgh resident, who does not plan to move out of town. "I know how the town runs, which is really important. I am an asset to Greenburgh with my knowledge. I also bring a positive attitude and influence, and I bring some expertise to the position. I want to do a good job."
After an award-winning 21-year career on the Greenburgh police force, which included arresting the Gypsy murderer Larry Stevens and working on the Carolyn Warmus "Fatal Attraction" case, and 10-year run as a volunteer firefighter with the Fairview Fire Department, Morgan sought to put his extensive knowledge of the town to good use. His police traits of research, mental sharpness and not jumping to conclusions have come in handy as a councilman, he said.
"We're trying to do the best we can for constituents," Morgan said. "You can't stop getting excited about what you do and helping people. It really is good."
Upon retiring from the police department in 1998, Morgan became a criminal investigator for the Legal Aid Society of Westchester. He also became a member of the Planning Board before being elected councilman. Wearing many hats in the Greenburgh community, he also served several years in the town's Comptroller's office and engineering office. He is a member and past president of the Elmsford Rotary Club, and the founder of the Greenburgh Girl's Fastpitch Softball teams. In 2011, he was named the Lymphoma and Leukemia Society's "Man of the Year."
"The toughest challenge in the town right now is the economy and the state of the nation," Morgan said. "There are a lot of things that we have no control over, but what we can do is look at what's going on in the town. Can we do something to make the town run better and save money? That's what's important."
Morgan is an alum of Our Lady of Mt. Carmel, Archbishop Stepinac High School and Westchester Community College. He has been married for over three decades and has two children and two grandchildren.
"I love my community," he said. "I've always been involved in something with the community. I just stay active."
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