Mary Taylor Behrens, Village Trustee

About Mary Taylor Behrens

Mary Taylor Behrens is a life-long resident of Bronxville. Mary was voted to the Trustee board in 2020 and is currently running for re-election for a third term. She has extensive corporate and non-for-profit experience that she brings to the Village community. Mary is known for her strong leadership and working collaboratively with her colleagues to get things done.

Mary’s accomplishments as a Trustee include:

  • Village point person for the renovation of Maltby Park into a beautiful new 2.7-acre park on Paxton Avenue which includes a playground, picnic tables, benches, new plantings, and a fence to safely enclose the park
  • Supporter of the crosswalk and sidewalks on Rt. 22 at Elm Rock connecting the east and west sides of Bronxville
  • Improved communication with residents through the “One Square Mile” monthly newsletter which details the work being done at the Village
  • Supporter of environmentally friendly initiatives, including the food scrap recycling program and restricted use of gas-powered leaf blowers
  • Integral committee member and planner of the Village’s 125th Anniversary celebration
  • Working on flood mitigation efforts with the Mayor and other Trustees
  • Strong supporter and partner of the Village Police Department
  • Liaison with NYP Westchester (formerly NYP Lawrence) and Iona University

Mary is active in the Bronxville community. She has served as the Chairwoman of the Bronxville School Foundation, as a Senior Warden at Christ Church of Bronxville, and as a member of the Board of NYP Lawrence Hospital.

Mary spent 20 years in the finance industry in New York City holding a variety of investment banking positions and was on the Executive Committee at Merrill Lynch & Co. She was the most senior woman running the $360 billion asset management division at Merrill when she retired. Mary then served on three public healthcare company boards, including the compensation, audit, nominating and governance committees.

Mary received a B.A. in Government from Georgetown University where she was a Division 1 track athlete and co-captain of the team her senior year. Mary graduated from Bronxville High School where was the first recruited woman scholarship athlete. Mary has remained actively involved with Georgetown as the founding Co-Head of the Women’s Athletic Allegiance and Emeritus member of the Georgetown Board of Regents.

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