Commissioner William Carter of the Theodore Young Community Center (Department of Community Resources) recently passed away after battling cancer. Mr. Carter started working for the town on November 15th, 2008. William “Bill” Carter was well known and respected in the community. He had been an advocate for our youth and coordinated county funded youth initiative programming. He was responsible for insuring contract compliance of youth services providers contracted by the county and facilitates all aspects associated with resource allocation of millions of dollars in youth development funding.
Bill has also worked with the Educational Opportunity Center of Westchester and with the White Plains Youth Bureau. He taught at Westchester Community College as a Adjunct Professor and worked at Hawthorne Cedar Knolls School and Family Service of Westchester.
Bill had fought person demons earlier in his life. He turned his life around and then received his MSW from Columbia University School of Social Work. He was the recipient of the Eveline Burns Scholar in Social Policy Fellowship. He graduated from Dominican College of Blauvelt (Summa Cum Laude), with a BS in Social Work. He has been invited to give presentations to colleges, educators around New York State and St. Lucia.
Our hearts and prayers go out to Bill’s family.