A resident of Sleepy Hollow since 1996, Ken Wray was elected Village Trustee in 2007 and elected Village Mayor in 2009. He was re-elected in 2011, 2013, 2015, and in 2017 Ken Wray was re-elected again as Village Mayor for a 5th term.
Ken is the Executive Director of the Parodneck Foundation, a New York City non-profit providing affordable housing and other services for low- and moderate-income New Yorkers.
Ken received his BA from Columbia University and his MS from Columbia's Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation.
He and his wife Lynn Moffat have three children, all of whom have
graduated from Sleepy Hollow High School.
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Message from Mayor Ken Wray, September 27, 2018
Two significant and encouraging actions for our village’s future were announced last week by Moody’s Investor Services and the MidHudson Regional Development Council of NYState. If you missed the announcement at Tuesday night’s Board of Trustees meeting, you can read about the two actions here. The first is that Moody’s bond rating for Sleepy Hollow was upgraded. From Moody’s:
The upgrade to Aa3 from A1 reflects the village's sound and improving financial position supported by conservative budgeting and growth in building permit revenue and growing tax base supported by development activity and the village's favorable location 25 miles north of New York City. The rating also incorporates moderate debt and pension burdens and above average fixed costs. The upgrade offers significant savings as we bond for major capital projects.
The second: Mid-Hudson Regional Economic Council recognized Sleepy Hollow for taking bold steps to realize its potential as a place of employment, a place to live, and a place for visitors. Naming Sleepy Hollow a “Priority Project” opens new funding streams from the state for comprehensive economic development in the village. We have been working toward this for a number of years and here is a milestone we are very proud of reaching.
The takeaway: Our ideas, plans and achievements for the future of Sleepy Hollow have been noted and endorsed. Please join me in recognizing the Board of Trustees, the Local Development Corporation and the Village staff as we move forward.
Lastly, I hope to see many of you (and the kids) in Kingsland Park this Saturday, September 29 from 1:00 to 5:00. Oktoberfest is a great community event, one not to miss.
Mayor Ken Wray
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Message Regarding the John D. McKean Fireboat
The Board of Trustees of the Village of Sleepy Hollow would be honored to have the John D. McKean, FDNY's historic fireboat, call Sleepy Hollow its new home.
Before that can become a reality, the owners of the McKean must satisfy regulatory issues raised by the Army Corps of Engineers and the Village of Sleepy Hollow.
Once that process is completed, we look forward to working with all the stakeholders to find the best place for the McKean to be moored, so she can be enjoyed by our residents and visitors to Sleepy Hollow's riverfront for years to come. ~ Mayor Ken Wray & the Sleepy Hollow Village Board