Mamaroneck town official to replace Pierpont as Pelham Manor village manager

Lindsey Luft will be sworn in Monday as village manager of the Village of Pelham Manor.

Lindsey Luft, assistant to the town administrator of the Town of Mamaroneck, will be sworn in as village manager of the Village of Pelham Manor at Monday’s board of trustees meeting, replacing John Pierpont, who is retiring after 28 years, according to a press release Friday from the village.

Pierpont will take on the position of deputy village manager during “a transition period,” the release said. Luft will also be named village clerk and superintendent of the department of public works, said Mayor Jennifer Monachino Lapey. Those are positions Pierpont also holds.

“The board of trustees interviewed many candidates from a dense applicant pool, and Lindsey Luft stood out,” said Monachino Lapey in the press release. “Her commitment to explore solutions that improve the quality of life for residents and staff is extraordinary. My colleagues and I look forward to supporting her service in Pelham Manor.”

Before her Mamaroneck job, Luft served as the confidential secretary to the village manager of the Village of Ardsley.

She holds a master’s of science in public administration, with a certification in nonprofit management, and completed her undergraduate work at SUNY Brockport, receiving a bachelor’s of science in health sciences.

“Luft’s professional competencies include strategic planning, financial management, project management, regulatory compliance and labor relations, among others,” the press release said. “She is also skilled at systems development, as well as website development and maintenance.”

Luft is president of the Municipal Administrators Association of Metropolitan New York, having previously served as vice president and secretary/treasurer.