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White Plains Man Lands White House Position


Earlier this month, President Barack Obama announced the appointment of several people to key White House Administrationposts, including Herbert Block, a White Plains resident.

Herbert Block of White Plains

Block was re-appointed as a member on the Commission for the Preservation of America’s Heritage Abroad, a position he has held since his initial appointment in 2011. The Commission operates as an independent federal agency that helps preserve burial places, memorials, and places of worship in Eastern and Central Europe associated with the heritage of Americans, identifying properties, negotiating U.S. agreements with the governments of the region, and facilitating private and foreign restoration, preservation, and memorialization efforts.

Obama said of the appointments, “These fine public servants bring a depth of experience and tremendous dedication to their important roles. I know they will serve the American people well.”

Block himself has had plenty governmental experience, having served as Assistant Director for Intergovernmental and Public Affairs for New York City’s Independent Budget Office, Deputy Director for Intergovernmental Relations at the Corporation for National and Community Service, and Assistant to the Mayor of the City of New York during the 90s. Currently, Block is the Principal at Montrose Strategies and a member of the Board of Directors of the Hebrew Free Burial Association and the Museum of Jewish Heritage.