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New Rochelle Library Board Fills Vacancy With Dierdra Clark

Dierdra Clark will be filling the remainder of the second year of the five-year term formerly held by Emery Schweig.
Dierdra Clark will be filling the remainder of the second year of the five-year term formerly held by Emery Schweig. Photo Credit: File

NEW ROCHELLE, N.Y. -- Lifelong New Rochelle resident Dierdra Clark will fill the vacant seat on the New Rochelle Public Library Board of Trustees, the board at its Jan. 14 meeting.

Clark will be filling the remainder of the second year of the five-year term formerly held by Emery Schweig, who resigned in November due to personal reasons. The second year will conclude on June 30, 2016.

The annual library election on May 17, 2016, will include the election of two library trustee positions: one for the regularly scheduled election of a trustee for a five-year term, and one to complete the last three years of Scheiwg’s former seat.

The candidate who receives the most votes will serve the five-year term. To fill the vacancy, the board sought applications from New Rochelle residents interested in being considered for the temporary position.

Clark was selected from a number of well-qualified individuals who had submitted resumes and biographical statements by December 30, 2015.

She brings to the temporary position a wealth of experience in working with nonprofit organizations in New Rochelle and the larger Westchester community as the pastor of the New York Covenant Church in New Rochelle and as a volunteer.

Clark holds a master of divinity, in Bible and theology from Alliance Theological Seminary, a master of public policy and administration from Columbia University, and a bachelor of arts in politics from Mount Holyoke College.

She is a graduate of New Rochelle High School.

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