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Latimer Names 30-Year Veteran As Planning Commissioner

Norma Drummond, who was named Westchester's Planning Commissioner, is third from the right, standing next to County Executive George Latimer who appointed her.
Norma Drummond, who was named Westchester's Planning Commissioner, is third from the right, standing next to County Executive George Latimer who appointed her. Photo Credit: Provided

County Executive George Latimer announced the appointment of Norma Drummond as commissioner of the Westchester County Department of Planning.

Drummond has been a staple of Westchester County government for more than 30 years, previously serving as both the Acting Commissioner and Deputy Commissioner of the Planning Department.

The county Department of Planning formulates and recommends major planning and development ideas by way of statements, site plans, maps and other materials, to serve as a guide for creating developments within the county that are necessary, cost-effective and attractive.

Latimer said: “The appointment of Norma Drummond to commissioner of the Department of Planning is well deserved. Norma brings a wealth of experience administering community development and affordable housing programs for Westchester County, she provides direct assistance to our local municipalities, developers and non-profit agencies, and helps to address the needs of low and moderate income housing in our neighborhoods. I know her knowledge and leadership will serve us well.”

Drummond said: “Working for Westchester County has been an incredible experience and I can think of no better opportunity than planning for its future.”

Drummond first joined Westchester County in 1986 as a staff assistant to the Westchester County Office of Economic Development.

She then moved to the Department of Planning where she held several positions including Program Director for Section 8 Housing, and Director of Program Development for Housing and Planning.

Drummond has spent more than 20 years serving on local Planning and Zoning boards, and has received numerous awards and recognitions for her public service.

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