Caroline Zimmermann Bazzini
During a January meeting, Caroline Zimmermann Bazzini was sworn in by New York State Senator Carl Marcellino as the new mayor of Brookville after Mayor Richard Goodwin retired to spend more time with his wife, children and grandchildren ending nearly 30 years of service to the Village of Brookville.
"I am turning the Village reins over to Caroline... For nearly two decades, she has worked selflessly on behalf of Brookville and its residents, serving as Deputy Mayor for the past six years," Goodwin said. "I feel confident about her leadership skills and ability to smoothly transition the Village in a way that will be to the benefit of us all."
Goodwin appointed Bazzini Deputy Mayor and Deputy Police Commissioner six years ago and now she will serve the remaining two months of Goodwin's term. She is up for re-election in March.
"Over the last six years, I have done all of the things that a mayor would do," said Bazzini. "I am ready for this. There was a very smooth transition."
Safety and traffic concerns are on the top of Bazzini's agenda. "Traffic is not going down and it is not going to go down," said Bazzini. "In the last couple of years, more young families and more school-aged children are moving into the area so safety becomes a higher priority."
Bazzini's first order of business is getting to know the residents and help them get to know her. "I want to be very accessible to the residents and open the lines of communication," she said.
Bazzini hopes to get more residents signed up for alerts and sent postcards to all residents in hopes that they mail them back with their updated contact information.
To reach Mayor Bazzini, call 626-0973 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Information about the village is also available on the website www.villageofbrookville.com.