Berkshire South Regional Community Center Announces New Board Member

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Berkshire South is honored to announce Mark Gross as the newest member of our Board of Trustees.

Mark has been a full time Richmond resident since his retirement in 2015, and a weekender since 1986.

Mark joined Berkshire South shortly after retirement and participated in gym and water aerobics classes. He has served on the Berkshire South Finance Committee. 

He is a graduate of Bard College and New York Law School. After law school, he was employed in the Law Departments of the Cities of New York and Mount Vernon, N.Y., from 1972 to 1975, at which time he started his own firm. Thereafter, he was engaged in the private practice of law, concentrating in municipal and administrative law and real estate related litigation. He was appointed to fill a vacancy on the Mount Vernon City Court bench in February 2006. He was elected to a full term as a Mount Vernon City Court Judge in November 2006 and served in that position until retirement in May 2015.

Mark has been active in the local Little League, Elk’s Lodge and Democratic City Committee. He served on the Board and Executive Committee of his synagogue. He was president of the Mount Vernon Lodge of B’nai B’rith and the Westchester-Putnam Council of B’nai B’rith. He served on the Board of District No.1 of B’nai B’rith International. He also served on the Board of the Mount Vernon YM & YWHA and chaired a local UJA-Federation annual fund drive.

Since 2017, Mark has served on the Town of Richmond’s Municipal Building Committee. It was originally charged with planning a new Town library but has had its charge expanded to cover the planning and development of a new building to serve as a Town Center, to include a library and community center. 

Mark and his wife, Hannah, have been married for more than 51 years. They have 2 sons and 4 grandchildren. 

To learn more about Berkshire South Regional Community Center, visit www.berkshiresouth.org

To make a gift to support the work of Berkshire South, please go to www.berkshiresouth.org/giving.