Bocchino’s community spirit makes him stand out

FI-Letter-to-the-EditorTo the Editor

We are lucky to have Mike Bocchino, community volunteer par excellence, running for state representative in the 150th District.

Mike was born and bred in Greenwich, attending New Lebanon Elementary, Western Middle and Greenwich High schools. He knows this town.

For the past 11 years, Mike has been chairman of the Byram Neighborhood Association (BNA). Under his leadership, the BNA developed the Byram Master Plan and worked with the Junior League on the new Byram pool. Then in 2011, Mike was elected PTA President for the New Lebanon Elementary School. Through his leadership, membership increased, programs were added and fund raising jumped.

I got to know Mike well when he was a member of the Westchester Task force, which I chaired as a selectman. He was a key contributor to this group in addressing cross-border issues.

Additionally, my wife Bea, the town’s ambassador, has worked closely with Mike on both the ancestral study of the Lyon House in Byram and on “From Italy to America,” a project of the Greenwich Historical Society focusing on the Italian heritage of Greenwich beginning in the 1880’s. He is a descendant of Thomas Bocchino, a cobbler in Byram whose skills were important to artisans in our town.

Bea and I both admire Mike for his community spirit and urge you to vote for him on Nov. 4.


Peter Crumbine

The author is a former member of the Greenwich Board of Selectmen.

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