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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. Mount Vernon Letter: Support More Diversity On Police Force

    Mount Vernon Letter: Support More Diversity On Police Force

    MOUNT VERNON, N.Y. -- The Mount Vernon Daily Voice accepts signed letters to the editor. Please send letters to mountvernon@dailyvoice.com.  The Journal News (Lohud) took a strong position on police diversity-June 03, 2015. We applaud the Journal News’ endorsement of this effort.  The endorsement could not be timelier, considering Bill A0 2804b, sponsored by Assemblyman Gary Pretlow ...

  2. Mount Vernon Meeting Will Focus On Police Test Preparation

    Mount Vernon Meeting Will Focus On Police Test Preparation

    MOUNT VERNON, N.Y. – The Mount Vernon Police Department and the interfaith group Westchester County Home Owners’ Coalition are hosting a meeting Wednesday to discuss recruitment and test preparation for the city’s police exam in November. Derickson K. Lawrence, chairman of the Westchester County Home Owners' Coalition, said in a press release that representatives of both organizations ...

  3. Mount Vernon's Lawrence Presents Sobering Moments At Gun Buy Back

    Mount Vernon's Lawrence Presents Sobering Moments At Gun Buy Back

    MOUNT VERNON, N.Y. -- Damaris Mone had always pondered the question: “What do we do if we run out of gift cards? As treasurer of the Westchester County Crime Stoppers she had concerns. On Saturday, April 11, at the organization’s Gun Buy Back event, that prospect became all too real, with the jarring juxtapositions of urban and suburban gun experiences. People lined up in front of the ...

  4. Mount Vernon Holds Forum Monday On School Election, Budget

    Mount Vernon Holds Forum Monday On School Election, Budget

    MOUNT VERNON, N.Y. -- The Greater Centennial Social Action Ministry and the Westchester County Home Owners’ Coalition will sponsor their second annual school board forum, set for Monday at 6 p.m. The forum will be at the Greater Centennial AME Zion Church’s Fellowship Hall on 312 S. Eight Ave. in Mount Vernon. The aim is to allow the six school board candidates who are running in the ...

  5. Anonymous Mount Vernon Gun Buyback Set For Saturday

    Anonymous Mount Vernon Gun Buyback Set For Saturday

    MOUNT VERNON, N.Y. – After weeks of stressing the importance of cleaning up the streets of Mount Vernon, officials with the city police department and Westchester County Crime Stoppers are set for their big gun buyback program. From 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at the Doles Community Center, local residents can turn in any firearms to officials – no questions asked – and will be rewarded ...

  6. Two Weeks Left To Support Mount Vernon Gun Buyback

    Two Weeks Left To Support Mount Vernon Gun Buyback

    MOUNT VERNON, N.Y. – Officials within Mount Vernon and the Westchester County Crime Stoppers are enjoying unbridled enthusiasm as their partnership with Best Buy continues with less than two weeks before a citywide gun buyback program. For weeks, anyone purchasing $5, $25, or $50 gift cards at the Best Buy location on Sandford Boulevard has been entered into a raffle for a 55-inch ...

  7. Crime Stoppers, Best Buy Team To Benefit Mount Vernon Gun Buyback

    Crime Stoppers, Best Buy Team To Benefit Mount Vernon Gun Buyback

    MOUNT VERNON, N.Y. – With the citywide Mount Vernon gun buyback less than a month away, officials with the Westchester County Crime Stoppers are teaming with Best Buy to raise awareness of the important program. Continuing on Saturday, anyone that purchases a $5, $25 or $50 gift card at the Best Buy location on Sandford Boulevard will be entered into a raffle, with the winner taking ...

  8. Mount Vernon's Lawrence Focuses On Importance Of Free Wi-Fi

    Mount Vernon's Lawrence Focuses On Importance Of Free Wi-Fi

    MOUNT VERNON, N.Y. -- Derickson Lawrence, chairman of the Westchester County Homeowners' Coalition and the County Crimestoppers, former chairman of the Mount Vernon Housing Authority and Daily Voice community advisor, shares his opinion on the use of free Wi-Fi and its potential impact on the community.  The reality of regional Wi-Fi and its irrevocable and profound impact on K-12 ...

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