JHC Welcomes New Trustee Olney Reynolds.

Stand Against Racism 2013

Please help us welcome Olney Reynolds to our Board of Trustees! Olney’s record with advancing underserved youth is outstanding. His marketing expertise will be invaluable and we look forward to working with him to expand our outreach more widely to schools in Westchester. He has been an active supporter of JHC for almost 13 years, participating in Stand Against Racism panels held at our site in conjunction with the YWCA of White Plains , then helping to broaden the narrative of Westchester’s Revolutionary War history and most recently bringing youth groups to our park for environmental workshops in partnership with SLCURB.

Olney is a lifelong Westchester County resident, and has been a resident of the Town of Greenburgh for 26 years. He worked with the Westchester County Parks Department for 20 years, becoming the first African American Manager of the Westchester County Center in the history of the building, holding the position of Sales and Marketing Manager. In this capacity, he hired the first African Americans to work in the building as ushers, ticket takers and box office staff. He was also the first to open up events such as boxing and wrestling to female employees, which were once limited to only men.

Olney left Westchester County to become Executive Director of the Greenburgh Housing Authority, where he committed to furthering affordable housing in Greenburgh’s Fairview section. Olney is deeply committed to community service, spending over 25 years as a member of African American Men of Westchester, an all-volunteer nonprofit formed in 1987 to strengthen communities and improve people’s lives. He was honored with a 2021 Trailblazer Award for Civic Engagement. Olney and his wife Mary have two children.

Olney Reynolds Trailblazer 2021
Revolutionary Westchester 250 Kickoff, Left to right, Jay descendant John Jay DuBois, Legislator Mary Jane Shimsky, NY State Legislator Steve Otis, Chuck Lesnick, JHC President Suzanne Clary, Storyhorse Documentary Theatre Director Jeremy Davidson, State Assemblyman David Buchwald, State Senator Shelley Mayer and Olney Reynolds, Vice President of African American Men of Westchester in 2019