Realtor Moldow Resigns From Clarkstown Council
John Jordan | May 4, 2016
NEW CITY—After about five months serving on the Clarkstown Town Council, Realtor Valerie Moldow resigned on Monday evening (May 2), citing “unforeseen personal and family matters.”
Moldow, an Associate Broker with Keller Williams Hudson Valley Realty of New City, was appointed to the post in January to fill the position vacated by newly elected Town Supervisor George Hoehmann, who upset six-term Democratic incumbent Alex Gromack last November.
The veteran Realtor in a prepared statement to the Town Council said, “I regret to inform you that due to unforeseen personal and family matters, I am unable to fully commit to continue my service on the Clarkstown Town Council. Due to this fact, I must tender my resignation from the board effective immediately.”
She added, “Given the responsibility and work ahead, it would not be fair to the residents of Clarkstown to continue in this role without the ability to give 100%. Thank you to the members of the board and staff of the Town of Clarkstown for making may brief tenure an enjoyable and rewarding experience. I wish you all the very best as you continue to make our town a better place. While I remain committed to the mission of moving Clarkstown forward, at this time I must focus on addressing these personal issues.”
“Valerie was an asset to the board and a partner to reduce government spending and create a more accountable local government,” Hoehmann said at the Council session, according to a report in the Journal News. “She will be missed and I wish her the best going forward.” A replacement was expected to be named this week.
The Rockland native and 20-year member of the real estate industry told Real Estate In-Depth earlier this year that her experience as an entrepreneur and small business owner will be of benefit to the town. At that time she informed the newspaper that she planned to run for election this November. She said her priorities were making sure the town operates in a fiscally responsible manner, finding a solution to the alarming number of distressed properties and providing assistance to the town’s senior citizens.
According to her biography on the Keller Williams Hudson Valley Realty website, Moldow began working in the mortgage industry in the 1980s and launched her real estate career in 1996. The Nanuet resident is a graduate of Boston University and according to her Linkedin profile has been an Associate Broker with Keller Williams Hudson Valley Realty since December 2008.