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Community Involvement

Mark Brownstein is a proud supporter and participant of local activities in the local Rockland community. He has been a Nyack resident for 30 years and continues to be involved locally for personal, spiritual, and business networking and growth.

He is a proud to be an active board member of Rivertown Film Society in Nyack. They are the community’s source for independent, foreign and documentary films and educational programs. Activities in support of their mission at Rivertown film are intended to enhance audience appreciation of the motion picture, encourage support for filmmakers and the local film community, provide educational programs related to the art and craft of motion pictures and to help build the cinematic arts audience of the future.

He is also a member of the Nyack Rotary where the motto is “service above self.” With this charity they continuously raise funds for area resources that need the communities help like the YMCA, public schools and they are also a huge supporter of Meals on Wheels. They are also a part of the Rotary Means Business (RMB) group that helps in furthering their mutual business interests. RMB is a fellowship of Rotary International and is active in 48 countries. Its mission statement reads: ‘Rotary Means Business encourages Rotarians to support the success of their fellow Rotarians by doing business with them, and by referring ­others to them.

Mark is a Trustee for the Orangetown Jewish Center (OJC) since 2016. Founded in 1959, the OJC is one of Rockland County’s largest Conservative congregations, with close to 500 member-families. They are an egalitarian synagogue, devoted to promoting the highest ethical, moral and religious standards while fostering respect for ourselves and others.

He is also a member of the Nyack Chamber of Commerce since 2018. The Chamber has been serving the business community for over 60 years. Its mission is to foster trade and commerce in Nyack by promoting the interests of local enterprises and nurturing strong relationships with the government and residents of the village, as well as visitors from communities throughout the Hudson Valley.

Mark is also an active Member of the Financial Planning Association (FPA). He served as President of the Greater Hudson Valley chapter from 2011 to 2013 and as Chairman from 2014 to 2016. He was also a Board Member for the FPA in Fairfield County, CT. since 2012. The FPA is the principal membership organization for professionals, educators, financial services providers and students who seek advancement in a growing, dynamic profession. The primary aim of FPA is to elevate the profess​ion to transform lives through the power of financial planning.

Michele Horton, a devoted mother of two children, tries makes a positive difference in the North Rockland community whenever possible. She has been a very proud member of the Stony Point Elementary School’s PTA for the last 4 years, formerly as Treasurer and now as President. There they work diligently putting together fun events for the children while raising funds for their library and aiding the school in their efforts for providing the best educational environment for all their students. The PTA also collects for local charities throughout the year like food banks and animal shelters. Michele also heads up her annual neighborhood cleanup and beautification. She assists in Girl and Boy Scout events and supports her local animals shelters whenever possible.

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