Emilia White is the Deputy Mayor of the Village of Spring Valley. She was elected as a trustee in 2013 and became Deputy Mayor in 2015. During her tenure on the village board she has worked to ensure the village residents receive the services they need, including summer programs for children at the Martin Luther King Center and the Kurtz Civic Center. She voted to provide better equipment for firefighters. She has opposed gentrification and favors for special interests.
She is a graduate from Sarah J. Hale High School in Brooklyn, and has an Associate’s Degree in Computer Science from RCC. She is a small business owner in Spring Valley operating a licensed child care service since 1994.
Emilia was honored to be a Marshall in the 2009 Haitian Flag Day Parade of Unity in Spring Valley. She has also received the Fellowship of Reconciliation Nyack Area Peace Award for Educational Justice work she did for the children of East Ramapo along with her husband, Steven White. In 2013 she was honored as an “Unsung Hero” by the Spring Valley NAACP.
Emilia was one of the original organizers of VOICE/CSEA, a new union which represents 7,500 child care providers in NY. She has served as a volunteer counselor with VCS and an adult literacy tutor with Literacy Volunteers of Rockland. She has also worked with the Legal Aid Society and the Spring Valley Concerned Citizens Coalition to assist tenants in Spring Valley to improve their living conditions and be treated fairly by their landlords.