William R. Hanauer

11 Fairview Place ~ Ossining, NY  10562

Home: (914) 945-0674 ~ Mobile: (914) 980-6868





Mayor and Commissioner of Police, Village of Ossining, NY – 2007 to 2014 (previously Trustee of the Village of Ossining, NY – 2005 to 2006). Official head of a village of 25,000 residents in Westchester County, NY, I developed philosophy, priorities, and policy, and presided over all meetings of the Board of Trustees, which has fiduciary responsibility and the power and authority to make, publish, alter, modify, amend, and repeal rules, resolutions, regulations, local laws, and by-laws, and sat ex officio on all committees of the Board. I chaired the Board of Commissioners of Police and was a marriage officer.




á       Adopted first Comprehensive Plan since 1959

á       Adopted first wide-ranging Zoning Code amendments since 1992

á       Adopted Affordable Housing Law with 10% set-aside

á       413 housing units developed; 188 units under construction; 325 at Boards

á       177,000 sq. ft. new commercial space; 44,500 sq. ft. at Boards

á       Consolidated Village Court with Town of Ossining Court

á       Adopted Inter-municipal agreement to provide Police services to Town

á       Adopted Inter-municipal agreement to provide Engineering services to Town

á       Adopted Inter-municipal agreement to provide fuel at cost to Town and School District

á       Rehabilitated Water Filtration Plant; reservoir dam under rehabilitation

á       Purchased 4 Fire Trucks

á       Negotiated collective bargaining agreements, affecting all Village employees

á       Expanded parks; built new playgrounds; rehabilitated outdoor sports facilities

á       Led year-long Bi-centennial Celebration

á       Juried outdoor sculpture exhibit and stained-glass windows for the Ossining MetroNorth Station


President, Westchester Municipal Officials Association – 2013 to 2014; 1st Vice President – 2012 to 2013; 2nd Vice President – 2011 to 2012; Treasurer – 2010 to 2011;

Secretary – 2009 to 2010. The Westchester Municipal Officials Association (WMOA) is an organization of, and for, the 45 cities, villages and towns in Westchester County, NY. Since

1938, WMOA has united local government officials in an active countywide network. The WMOA provides a forum for its member municipalities to study issues of mutual concern and to

take action on such issues that will have a beneficial effect upon the public safety, health and welfare of its membersŐ citizenry. WMOA attempts to influence the Governor, the County

Executive and the Legislature, on behalf of the Villages, Towns and Cities.


Founding Member, Board, Northern Westchester Energy Action Consortium (now Sustainable Westchester) – 2010 to 2014. NWEAC addresses issues of common interest and explores opportunities for mutual benefit around regional solutions for energy efficiency and conservation programs, renewable energy use, waste management including organic waste, transportation efficiency and effectiveness, sustainable food programs, and 
smart grid implementation.


Participant, Mayors Redevelopment Roundtable, Pace University Law School – 2013 to 2014.


Participant, MayorsŐ Institute on Community Design, Regional Plan Association at Yale University – 2008.





Secretary-Treasurer, Historic Hudson River Towns – 2008 to present. HHRT is a consortium of municipalities located along New YorkŐs Hudson River, from Yonkers to Albany, organized under an Inter-municipal Agreement (IMA) with 501(c)3 not-for-profit, tax-exempt status. As well as co-applying for NYS grants and hosting a joint tourism and event/activities website, HHRT is spearheading the effort to build the Historic Sing Sing Prison Museum.


Board Director, Charles L. Brieant Community Center, 2015 to present. – The Charles L Brieant Community Center is a not-for-profit organization, which provides opportunities for growth, leadership, and learning through mentorship and after school programs to help young people in the greater Ossining area and at-risk youth in Westchester County make the most of their lives.


Board Director for Government and Community Relations, Prison Communities Inc.: Rehabilitation Through the Arts – 2008 to present. RTA works in five New York State

prisons with innovative programs in theatre, dance, creative writing, voice and visual art and is dedicated to using the creative arts as a tool for social and cognitive transformation behind

prison walls.


Board Director, Ossining Volunteer Ambulance Corps – 2015 to present. OVAC comprises volunteer and career members who provide ambulance service and care 24 hours a day to residents of the Ossining School District as well as the Villages of Briarcliff Manor, Croton-on-Hudson and Sleepy Hollow, NY.


Associate Member, Independent Hose Firehouse #6 – 2005 to present.

Board Director, Ossining Communities That Care – 2008 to 2014. OCTC is a coalition of individuals and organizations working together to reduce the use of alcohol and drugs and

prevent underage drinking in our community, educate Ossining youth and parents, create awareness of the risks and problems that arise from substance abuse, and offer resources that

draw our residents into the prevent/intervene/treat/recover spectrum, providing education, seminars, training programs, workshops, and media campaigns, and support services.


President, The Sparta Association1999 to 2004; Vice President – 1997 to 1999. The association represents residents of a national historic art and design neighborhood by

addressing legislative and other issues of importance to it and the entire Ossining community.


Member, The Rotary Club of Ossining – 2006 to 2014.




Executive Director, New York Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences; Executive Producer, New York Emmy© Awards – 2001 to 2005.


National Negotiator, American Guild of Musical Artists – 1999 to 2000. Negotiated collective bargaining agreements; pursued grievances and arbitrations


Special International Representative, International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees (IATSE) – 1996 to 1998. Organized Motion Picture editing employees for International Union.


Business Agent, Motion Picture Editors Local 771 of the IASTE – 1989 to 1998. Negotiated all collective bargaining agreements; organized workers; pursued grievances and arbitrations


Trustee of the Motion Picture Editors Local 771 Welfare and Pension Funds – 1989 to 1998.


Associate Business Agent, the Theatrical Wardrobe Union Local 764, IATSE – 1985 to 1989. Negotiated collective bargaining agreements; organized workers; pursued grievances and arbitrations for workers in film and television





Board Director of the New York AIDS Film Festival 2003 to 2005.


Steering Committeeman, the Annual Hispanic BusinesspersonŐs Summit – 2003 to 2005.


Steering Committeeman, the Center for Advanced Media, Pace University – 2001 to 2005.


Chairman, Unions for the Performing Arts – 1987 to 2000. UPA was a 21 local union coalition. Co-drafted amendments to and achieved passage of amendments to NYS Labor Law; worked for the passage of numerous other NYS, NYC, and Federal legislation and for Arts and Arts education funding; organized and chaired annual legislative conferences.


Chairman, NYC Entertainment Industry Occupational Safety and Health Committee – 1998.


Board Director, Center for Safety in the Arts – 1990 to 1998.


Steering Committeeman, the NYC MayorŐs Office of Film, Theatre and Broadcasting – 1991 to 1993.


Steering Committeeman of Production NY – 1991 to 1994.


Steering Committeeman of the NYS GovernorŐs/NYC MayorŐs Committee for Positive Action – 1990 to 1994.




Queens College, CUNY, BA in Communications Arts and Sciences




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