Luft sworn in as new Village of Pelham Manor manager, replacing Pierpont


Mayor Jennifer Monachino Lapey (right) swore in Lindsey Luft as the new Village of Pelham Manor manager, clerk and superintendent of public works.

Lindsey Luft was sworn in Monday as the new Village of Pelham Manor manager, clerk and superintendent of public works at the board of trustees meeting immediately following the board’s vote to appoint her to the positions. 

Luft succeeded John Pierpont, who gave notice about his retirement in October. Pierpont will work with Luft in the coming months in the role of deputy village manager. 

“The commitments that these two people bring together will make for a seamless transition,” said Mayor Jennifer Monachino Lapey. “We’ve had outstanding and component leadership discharged by John Pierpont for nearly 28 years.”

Luft was most recently the assistant to the town administrator of the Town of Mamaroneck and before that confidential secretary to the village manager in Ardsley. 

“I could not be more thrilled about Ms. Luft’s agreement to join us,” Monachino Lapey said. “She holds a wealth of certifications, and she has held leadership positions in managerial and administrator associations.”

Vito “Ace” Pisano celebrated his one hundredth birthday and was recognized during the meeting for his service and as a longtime Pelham Manor resident. 

He has lived in the village since 1948 in the same house he received from his in-laws as a wedding present. He is a distinguished veteran and began as a corporal in the U.S. Army. He was discharged as a staff sergeant, earning during his career the American Service Medal, the Asiatic Service Medal, the Good Conduct Medal and the World War Two Medal. 

“Pisano is a lovely gentleman who is a senior member of the American Legion Post 50,” Monachino Lapey said. “He was chosen as the grand marshal of Pelham Memorial Day Parade in 2016. He is a fine member of our community.” 

The next board meeting will take place on Feb. 13 at 8:15 p.m.