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Trustee Richard Voigt

Trustee Richard Voigt

Gerold Bierker

Mr. Richard Voigt, of New City, returns to the Board after having served from 2005 to 2012, the final two years as Chair. When he stepped down after serving two years of a second five-year term, the Rockland County Legislature appointed Gerold Bierker to fill his vacancy. Voigt has now been appointed by the Legislature for a five-year term from July 1, 2015 to June 30, 2020.

Voigt’s extensive community involvement includes current tenures on the boards of the Rockland Conservatory of Music and Helping Hands, which provides services for the homeless, and past membership on the County-run Community Services Board. He was founder and board chairman of Open Arms, a Haverstraw-based alcohol and drug rehabilitation center, and previously owned and operated the High Tor Vineyards and Winery, which he converted to farmland and later donated to the state.

Voigt earned a BA in philosophy from Yale and a master’s degree from New York Theological Seminary. He has four children, two of whom attended RCC. “I love the college and its president, Dr. Cliff Wood,” Voigt said. “We have a good team here. I’ve lived in the county for more than 40 years, and the College has never been in better shape than it is now.”

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