Andrew L. Dispensa
Please support Andrew and Jennifer for Trustees.
Their bios appear below.
Andrew L. Dispensa, MBA
Andrew is a 36- year resident of the Airmont Village area. He has been here since before the Village was incepted and watched its birth, growth and struggles. Andy has a long history of service to this community including coaching for the Ramapo Little League, Soccer League, and was a Cub Scout Master. He continues his service as an Assistant Scout Master. Andy has been recognized for several community awards over the years including The Hidden Hero award from the Town of Ramapo, New York State Assembly, Haverstraw, and the Town of Clarkstown. In addition, he has been recognized by the Rockland County Legislature and U.S. House of Representatives, Nina M. Lowey. Andy is married with two teenage children who are both in the Suffern Central School District. Over the years, Andy and his family have been involved in preserving green open space in Airmont. As part of his son’s Eagle Scout project, Andy was involved in supporting the design and building of 19 raised garden beds at Suffern High School. These gardens are being used for project- based learning as well as supporting families in need of fresh produce within our community. Andy knows well the issues that the Village faces. He looks forward to doing more for Airmont residents by helping to ensure that they have a voice and a place that is fair to all who live here and who have established strong community roots. By way of background, Andy graduated Summa Cum Laude with a Bachelors degree in Communications and later earned an MBA in Management. Andy is currently running for a seat as Trustee for Airmont Village Board under the “Airmont for All” Party
A longtime resident of Rockland County, in 2012, Jennifer Groff chose to establish roots in Airmont because she wanted to give her son the quality of life inherent to the village. With its award-winning schools and rustic charm, her son learns from the finest teachers in the Suffern Central School District and jumps at any opportunity he can to play outside on his trampoline or ride his mountain bike around the tree-lined block.
Jennifer has a rewarding career in community engagement and has worked for The Salvation Army in the metro New York region for 20 years. She is passionate about listening to community members and helping them achieve their goals whether it’s alleviating hunger or advocating for changes in legislation.
In 2017, Jennifer received her Master’s degree in social journalism from CUNY’s highly respected Graduate School of Journalism. Her studies were spent working with survivors of sex trafficking and researching how we can fight this social injustice that is thriving right here in our own backyard. This research would lead her to co-create an anti-trafficking program that has reached 575 women facing exploitation and abuse.
If elected as Village Trustee, Jennifer is committed to extending the same passion turned into action that she has for her work to serving her neighbors in our idyllic Airmont.