In June a Weeping Cherry Tree was planted in honor of Jo Ann Nostrand, who served as the Executive Director to the Tarrytown Municipal Housing Authority for 40 years.
Mr. William Burnette, Chairperson, spoke on behalf of the Board, complimenting Mrs. Nostrand’s efforts to maintain a safe environment for families to live in and to change the stereotypical view of "public housing." Jo Ann worked very hard to achieve and maintain that goal.
Her daughter, Dawn Nostrand Finn, proudly mentioned how her mother spoke about the tenants as if they were her family. Her service to the Housing Authority, her dedication to her job, the thoughtfulness to her staff and colleagues, and especially the kindness and compassion shown to everyone who knew her will never be forgotten.
Jo Ann had a special gift that she used to touch the lives of everyone around her. What a pleasure to have known her. She will be sadly missed.