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Derickson Lawrence

Community Advisor

Mount Vernon resident Derickson Lawrence has become a prominent figure in Westchester County. As the chairman of the Westchester County Homeowners' Coalition and Westchester County Crime Stoppers, Derickson can be found rallying support for causes that have yielded tangible results: ranging from crime mitigation, local education, tax cap symposiums, regional economic revitalization efforts, and basic quality of life issues. He is the founder and CEO of MarketView Resources, whose customers are in Mount Vernon and throughout eight states including Alaska. He served as the chairman of the Mount Vernon Housing Authority and as a trustee of the YWCA of Yonkers. Recently (2011-2013), he was the vice co-chair of the Westchester County Charter Revision Commission. His opinion pieces have been published in the New York Times, Westchester Business Journal, The Journal News, Westchester Tribune and Westchester Guardian. He has two grown daughters and a five-year old son.

Derickson Lawrence's Contributions

  1. Kids Dress In Costumes, Raid Cauldron On Halloween In Mount Vernon

    Kids Dress In Costumes, Raid Cauldron On Halloween In Mount Vernon

    MOUNT VERNON, N.Y. -- Five-year-old Luciano and his kindergarten friends had a great time on Halloween in Mount Vernon.Send your "scary" snapshots to mountvernon@dailyvoice.com.

  2. Chuck Wepner Biopic Films In Mount Vernon

    Chuck Wepner Biopic Films In Mount Vernon

    MOUNT VERNON, N.Y. – The area around Mount Vernon’s City Hall has been serving as a film set for a cable series and for biographical picture, "The Bleeder, " about boxer Chuck Wepner.Mike Brant, production supervisor, said that New York’s tax incentives made shooting in New York a good idea.

  3. Wartburg Celebrates 150 Years With Fall Festival In Mount Vernon

    Wartburg Celebrates 150 Years With Fall Festival In Mount Vernon

    MOUNT VERNON, N.Y. — Wartburg in Mount Vernon launches its 150th anniversary celebration with its annual Fall Festival on Saturday, on the campus.The Fall Festival was once an annual tradition at the campus before being restarted last year. “The goal of this fun and informative festival is to highlight Wartburg’s strong sense of community and help raise awareness of the great programs ...

  4. Mount Vernon Boys And Girls Club Hosts Kids Celebration

    Mount Vernon Boys And Girls Club Hosts Kids Celebration

    MOUNT VERNON, N.Y. -- The Boys & Girls Club of Mount Vernon hosts its third annual day for kids celebration on Saturday, on Billy Thomas Way, in front of the Boys & Girls Club.The event will take place from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. It is a day to celebrate all of the positive things happening in the community.Mel Campos, chief professional officer at the Boys & Girls Club, states, ...

  5. Homeowners Coalition Helps Candidates Prepare For Mount Vernon Police Exam

    Homeowners Coalition Helps Candidates Prepare For Mount Vernon Police Exam

    MOUNT VERNON, N.Y. -- The Mount Vernon Police Department and the Westchester County Homeowners’ Coalition have launched a program to help prepare the city’s young men and women for careers in law enforcement. The program, called Career Opportunities in Public Service, or COPS, helps prepare candidates for the Nov. 14 police officer entrance exam at the Mount Vernon High School. The ...

  6. Democratic Primary Mayoral Debate To Take Place In Wartburg

    Democratic Primary Mayoral Debate To Take Place In Wartburg

    MOUNT VERNON, N.Y. -- Wartburg is pleased to host the Mt. Vernon Democratic Primary Mayoral Debate Forum on its campus on Tuesday, Aug. 25 from 6:30 to 9 p.m. The six candidates invited to participate are: incumbent Mayor Ernest D. Davis; former Mayor Clinton I. Young, Jr.; Comptroller Maureen Walker; City Council Person Richard Thomas; and City Council Person Deborah Reynolds. The ...

  7. Al B. Sure Performs In Mount Vernon

    Al B. Sure Performs In Mount Vernon

    MOUNT VERNON, N.Y. -- R&B singer and Mount Vernon native Al B. Sure will headline the Arts on Third Festival. Born Albert Joseph Brown III, Al B. Sure was selected by Quincy Jones as the first winner of the "Sony Innovators Talent Search" and has been nominated for three Grammy awards. His debut album "In Effect Mode" sold more than two million copies, and he is credited for ...

  8. National Tragedy Turns Into A Story Of Triumph For Mount Vernon Church

    National Tragedy Turns Into A Story Of Triumph For Mount Vernon Church

    MOUNT VERNON, N.Y. -- Rocked by the national tragedy which left nine members from the Emanuel AME Church in Charleston, S.C. dead, Allen Temple AME Church will see a major transformation of the edifice on Saturday. The congregation’s drive is fueled by its new pastor of 24 months – Hugh B. Marriott. The members of this local congregation and its leadership have received outpouring ...

  9. Unity Baptist Tabernacle To Hold Mount Vernon March And Rally

    Unity Baptist Tabernacle To Hold Mount Vernon March And Rally

    MOUNT VERNON, N.Y. -- The members of Unity Baptist Tabernacle will take to the streets of Mount Vernon, N.Y., on June 27 for its annual march and rally. “We March and Rally for Mount Vernon” will begin with a rally at 10 a.m. on June 27 at Mount Vernon City Hall, 1 Roosevelt Sq., before a march to Unity Baptist Tabernacle, 101 S. 2nd Ave, Mount Vernon, for a block party. Elected ...

  10. Westchester Organizations Push To Have Police Hiring Bill Put To Vote

    Westchester Organizations Push To Have Police Hiring Bill Put To Vote

    WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N.Y. -- A diverse group of institutions and supporters gathered to support putting a bill that would help local police departments expand the pool of hiring candidates on June 15. Bill A02804b would remove an impediment which would increase the hiring of minorities and women, without lowering standards, in the police force within New York State. “In 2009, The ...

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