Jason Klein, the new mayor of Rye Brook, has recently started his term on Monday, April 4th. For the past 3 years, Mr. Klein has been serving as the Deputy Mayor and has also been a member of the Board of Trustees for the past 9 years.
Born and raised in Rye Brook and a graduate of the Blind Brook School District, Mr. Klein knows a lot about our community. From his past positions, he has mastered the inner workings of local government and learned effective decision-making skills. He is still continuing to immerse himself in Rye Brook policies and laws. A big inspiration for Mr. Klein is outgoing mayor Paul Rosenberg who has been a “tremendous asset in business for the village,” as Mr. Klein stated.
While speaking with Mayor Klein, he told FOCUS, “We’re in the middle of our budget sessions and budget process currently. We obviously want to try and keep taxes as low as possible for residents while still providing the same level of service that Rye Brook residents have come to expect.”
Mr. Klein comes from an environmental background and is enthusiastic to create a greener Rye Brook. The village has already implemented a composting program and changed street lights to LEDs. The new Mayor is looking forward to working on stormwater legislation, a piece extremely crucial to the village following the effects of Hurricane Ida.
The Mayor also believes it is important to work together and create beneficial relations with areas that we share borders with, such as Greenwich. He has started to set up meetings with Rye Town Supervisor Gary Zuckerman, Fred Camillo, the First Selectman of Greenwich, and Luis Marino, the Mayor of Port Chester. He is extremely thrilled to be working with, and on behalf of, the residents of Rye Brook!