Councilman Ken Jones
Ken has lived in Greenburgh full time since 2003. His parents moved from New Rochelle in 1984 when his father inherited the house where Ken lives now. In 1984 Ken was away at Cornell University and then the University of Wisconsin Law School so he only came home to Greenburgh sporadically. After graduation from law school he moved to New York City where he lived for 10 years. In 2003 Ken inherited the house from his mother and he has lived there since.
In addition to being a Greenburgh Democrat, he is vice president of the Parkway Gardens Civic Association, a member of the Westchester Black Bar Association and 2018 recipient of the Thurgood Marshall Award from the Black Democrats of Westchester for his dedication to civil rights, community activism and devotion to equal justice for all. In 2017 he was named Mentor of the Year by the William F. Carter Foundation for his program “Careers in Law Enforcement” that he ran for youth at the Theodore Young Community Center.
He also sits on the boards of the Howard Memorial Fund and the Fellas Scholarship Fund; both funds provide financial assistance to students in college and medical school.
As Councilman, Ken is the liaison to: the Greenburgh Town Court, Department of Philanthropy, Department of Community Resources, Greenburgh Housing Authority, Greenburgh/Elmsford Community Action Program, the Hartsdale Public Parking District, the Westchester Community Opportunity Program and the Police Advisory Committee.
In addition to being a three term Councilman, Ken is Senior Associate Counsel at the Legal Aid Society of Westchester County. He is also an Administrative Law Judge for the Westchester County Human Rights Commission.
While holding office here in Greenburgh, Ken has been available and responsive, present in the community leading by example. He has been an advocate for low income and work force housing, an advocate for our Town Court and Greenburgh Police, an advocate for organic waste recycling in the town and a role model for youth at the Theodore Young Community Center.
His wife is the artist and therapist Jeanine Primm Jones. They live in Parkway Gardens in a house where Ken’s family has lived for over 90 years.