UPDATE: April 12, 2012-- Melvina Carter to be appointed at 1 PM on April 12th at Mayor's Conference Room
YONKERS, NY, April 11, 2012 -– Ellen Lynch, president and CEO of the Yonkers Industrial Development Agency received a call in the middle of the night demanding her resignation. She did so accordingly. An official announcement of her exit is pending. Even so, Melvina Carter, chief fiscal officer, is being spoken about, contemplated, if you will, as a replacement. At issue is whether Ms Carter is qualified with the expertise required for this important office or if her resume is chock full of "learning" garnered at "by the skin of your teeth" type circumstances demanded by deadlines. Another token wannabees will be detrimental to efforts of espoused transparency not realized under Ms Lynch and/or Ms Carter’s watch to their shame. The Yonkers Industrial Development Agency demands a person replete with professional credentials.