Lakisha Collins-Bellamy is Mayor Mike Spano‘s newest appointee to the Yonkers Board of Education. Mayor Spano swore in Collins-Bellamy as a trustee, a role that will see her actively contributing to official school district policy decisions.
With her term as trustee coming into effect immediately, Collins-Bellamy is replacing incumbent Dr. Edward Fergus.
In his address, Mayor Spano was enthusiastic about the appointment.
“As we work toward providing our students with the best education possible, I am proud to appoint Lakisha Collins-Bellamy to the Board of Education as she brings a unique perspective as a parent and an alumna. Lakisha is passionate about education in Yonkers and her experiences and knowledge will be valuable assets to our District and our students.”Mike Spano
Collins-Bellamy is a life-long resident of Yonkers and graduate of Roosevelt High School. She also attended college throughout New York state, achieving a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from State University of New York at New Paltz, a Masters of Public Administration from Marist College and Juris Doctor from New York Law School.
As a mother with a child in the local public school system, she recognizes the opportunities and potential of her involvement with the Board of Education.
At her appointment, Collins-Bellamy remarked, “I am honored to join the other members of the Board of Education in their commitment to promote opportunity and equal access to all Yonkers students in their pursuit of academic excellence. I am most appreciative to Mayor Spano for his faith in me as we collectively strive for the very best for our Yonkers children.”
In addition to her new role as trustee, Collins-Bellamy is currently an attorney for the Municipal Housing Authority of Yonkers, and a family law and real state lawyer in her own Yonkers practice. As part of her career in public service, she was also the Director of Housing Programs and a Compliance Director and Contracts Officer.