Kay Francis Richards has been a resident of the Village of Mamaroneck since she was three. A tireless advocate for her community. Ms. Richards received a BA and MA from Hunter College in Education, and in her professional life, was a Principal in the New York City School District. Ms. Richards’ involvement and advocacy spans many community-based organizations, including the Interfaith Council of Mamaroneck, the Larchmont Mamaroneck Summit and the Mamaroneck Human Rights Committee.
As a member of the Interfaith Council of Mamaroneck, Ms. Richards has helped organize guest speakers to talk about their religious beliefs; her mission is to find commonality and understanding so that people may avoid misconceptions that lead to bigotry and hatred. Ms. Richards has spoken before the Interfaith Council about her beliefs as a Baptist.
As a member of the Larchmont Mamaroneck Summit, Ms. Richards helps to provide a platform for public officials to communicate with their constituency. The Summit works to address issues of importance to Westchester County residents to open up a dialogue with the public officials who represent them.
Ms. Richards’ work on the Human Rights Committee of Mamaroneck centers on equity and fairness for all. She is committed to helping save the Mamaroneck School’s Co-Op Camp Program, which provides a summer camp experience to children living in the neighborhood and attending the Mamaroneck Avenue School. Ms. Richards, along with other members of the Committee, put in countless hours coordinating the annual Human Rights Committee’s Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Celebration.
Ms. Richards’ long-lasting work on behalf of the Mamaroneck community certainly makes her worthy of being nominated as a Woman of Distinction.