Former County Planning Commissioner Honored
Real Estate In-Depth | May 26, 2023
RYE—The Westchester County Association at its 2023 Real Estate Conference on May 10 honored recently retired Norma Drummond, Commissioner of Planning for Westchester County, with its “Legacy Award.”
Drummond was the Commissioner of Planning for Westchester County since Jan. 1986 and served the county in that post for more than 37 years.
She has extensive community and economic development experience including managing a number of the county’s federal grants and affordable housing programs. She also oversaw the County Planning Land Use, Transportation and Environmental planning functions.
William Cuddy, Executive Vice President of CBRE and chair of the WCA’s Real Estate Taskforce, said of Drummond when bestowing her with the Legacy Award, praised her long-standing government service and her work with the business community.
“She has been instrumental in promoting smart growth through our region,” Cuddy said. “She has prioritized housing. She has led the effort to lift the federal (Fair Housing) lawsuit with Westchester County. Her staff and all of us find her invaluable. The County Association is so appreciative of our partnership.”
Drummond is a Past President of the National Association for County Community and Economic Development and a former member of the National Association of Counties Community and Economic Development Steering Committee and the NYS Association of Redevelopment and Housing Officials as well as having served on the boards of several nonprofit agencies.
She is a former Adjunct Professor with Mercy College and has served on her the East Fishkill Planning and Zoning boards for more than 20 years, including currently serving as Chair of her local Zoning Board of Appeals since Jan. 2011.
Drummond has a Master’s in Public Administration from Pace University and an undergraduate degree in Economics, History & Political Science from the College of Mount Saint Vincent. She is married and has four adult children.