Driven to help people.
Personal values matter!
Paul Feiner discovered his passion for helping others while he was still attending elementary school in Westchester and at age 12 became a volunteer for the successful 1968, U.S. Congressional campaign of Ogden Reid. From this experience, Paul realized that as a committed “public servant,” he might have the ability to effectuate real change and make a significant difference, in the lives of great numbers of people. For Paul, this is where it all began.
At age 16 Paul chaired the Teen Democrats of Westchester, where he championed the creation of the still-popular “Bicycle Sundays” program, on the Bronx River Parkway.
In 1982, “Common Cause” awarded him one of six national Public Service Achievement Awards, citing his "force of imagination, initiative and perseverance.”
Paul won this tribute with his successful campaign to open Westchester County Board of Legislators committee meetings, to the public. Thereafter, “Common Cause” once again honored Paul for his work in initiating the Westchester-NYC Express Bus Service.
Paul was graduated Magna Cum Laude from Fordham University in 1978, with Phi Beta Kappa honors and earned his Law Degree from St. John's University Law School in 1981.
History is everything! There is no substitute for experience!
Paul Feiner has worked cooperatively with community members and organizations, local and state governments and with neighboring municipalities for three decades. The lessons learned and relationships formed are irreplaceable.
In 1983 Paul won election to the Westchester County Board of Legislators, where he secured additional “open government” reforms, including the requirement that public municipal meetings must require public speaking access. In 1986 he established the "Have a Heart for the Homeless Committee" which helped over 400 local families avoid homelessness.
Paul Feiner was first elected Greenburgh Town Supervisor in 1991 and continues to take great pride in his ability to ensure that thousands of his constituents, each year, live better and fuller lives. Supervisor Feiner has always loved his job and has maintained the same goal in each of his nearly 30 years as Town Supervisor; that every year offers quality of life improvement, for the residents of the Town.
Paul often states that even now, after more than 30 years in public service, “every day I learn something new and gain a new understanding of an issue, which will ensure that I am more efficient and effective in my job and have greater sensitivity to the needs of my constituency.”
Married for 26 years, Paul and his wife, attorney Sherrie Brown, share their lives with their wonderful daughter, Julia.