November 29, 2023
November 29, 2023

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An Open Letter to the Teaneck Community

Dear Friends and Neighbors,

It has been a privilege and an honor serving the Township of Teaneck since 1990.  I have always viewed my time in public service not as a job, but as a unique opportunity.  Serving as your voice in our municipal government afforded me the chance to advocate on your behalf and to champion the issues that are important to all of us.

During my twelve years on the Council, I constantly strove to improve the quality of life for every single resident of our great town.  While not always apparent, I worked tirelessly to help achieve tax stabilization for our property owners, preserve open space throughout Teaneck, enhance our award-winning parks and recreation programs, and ensure the public safety of every member of the Teaneck community.

Although things did not go exactly the way I would have liked on Election Day this past Tuesday, I nonetheless hope to be able to continue my service to the greater Teaneck community in other capacities in the future.  I have enjoyed my time on the Council and am proud of all that I have accomplished during my tenure.

I offer my congratulations to the four candidates who were victorious in the recent election and wish them the best of luck as they prepare to tackle the issues and challenges that our township faces.

My wife and I moved to Teaneck 34 years ago and chose to raise our family here because Teaneck is a special place that offers wonderful opportunities for all.  It is a community that has many positive attributes and a diverse population that we should take great pride in.  Teaneck is a place that every single one of us should be proud to call home.

I want to offer my sincere gratitude and heartfelt appreciation for all those who have supported me and worked with me over these past two-and-a-half decades.  I continue to be humbled by the trust that you placed in me and am extraordinarily proud that I had the ability to serve the Teaneck community in such a substantive and meaningful way for so many years.

Yitz Stern

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